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#TreeSquares 17: The Reason for Oregon Trees

Now I know the theme is trees but the rules clearly state there is only one rule and that is your photograph must be square in shape!

Becky B

In this month’s square’s challenge I will start at home, which is Prescott, AZ and spiral farther and farther from home to share different tree from my travels. Since FOTD accepts trees, all of these posts will work for both Becky B’s #TreeSquares and Cee’s Flower of the Day, #FOTD. I’m also submitting it to Natalie the Explorer’s Coffee Share.

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Oregon Rain

In my post yesterday, you saw some beautiful scenery and gorgeous weather. It isn’t always like that. I went back to Cottage Grove, Oregon for a friend’s fiftieth wedding anniversary. It drizzled day and night.

I A trip through Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Winters in Oregon can get a little dreary. I knew people who moved from Arizona and forget the reason for the beautiful Oregon greenery. They decided that brown was better.

I smiled at the rain from inside the car as I spent a few minutes driving through old neighborhoods.

I noticed that there were quite a few deciduous trees as well as the ubiquitous evergreens. My two favorite deciduous trees were the dogwood tree someone gave me, and Japanese maples. I also had lots of junipers. Happy rain. ๐Ÿ™‚

Juniper Park

Thanks for joining me for a wet, tree-lined walk down this Oregonian memory lane.

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Have a great day.

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  1. Trees really are the lungs of the earth. I love being surrounded by trees. As I sit down in my living room couch writing this to you, I see several aspen and birch trees outside my window. On the hills around my town there’s different types of pine trees, in the winter time when the aspen and birch trees drop their leaves my view changes, and I only see the pine trees on the hills. Thank you for sharing your roadtrip with us. Oregon is a fun state for a roadtrip.


  2. photos with the rain have a nice touch – and the 50th anniversary is such a special thing to celebrate – oh and the dogwood tree is the virginia state tree

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  3. I like a good rainy day every once in a while, especially if I don’t have to leave the house.

    and you mentioned two of my favorite trees – a Japanese maple and a dogwood…

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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