Nov 13, 2008

Peace in The Valley



Our Agency has an office in a neighboring county, Josephine County, and yesterday I went down to help interview applicants for a job opening. I started down a hill just before I got to Grants Pass, Oregon and was totally blown away by the scene before me. Luckily there was a wide spot next to the freeway and I parked quickly and stood in awe looking at this valley filled with fog.

It was an emotional experience for me and I was literally moved to tears by the beauty. I was so moved that for a few minutes I forgot to grab my camera. Once I started shooting I was like a wild woman trying to get as many shots as I could in the short time I had left. It was very hard to get back in the car and drive away. I wanted to stay and watch the fog lift but would have been late for my meeting.
There is no water in this valley, this is all fog. I will be posting more shots in the next few days. This beauty that God created is too perfect not to share.
Oh, there IS a sky up there but it’s hard to tell where it ends and the mountains and fog begin. :)

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29 comments:

  1. This IS beautiful!
    I can understand how hard it must have been to move away.

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  2. Fantastic capture - Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh my, that is way too beautiful. That is why I live on a mountain. MB

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  4. That is a beautiful view! Thanks for sharing it. :-)

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  5. What a magical shot! Iwould be going mad with my camera if I saw it too!

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  6. Oh wow -- that is SO cool... Great shot...

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  7. Truly awesome picture.Looks like it should be in a faerie tail.

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  8. Faye, that is a magnificent picture... I could rave about it but people would talk :)
    Just made me gasp.

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  9. I can quite understand that you were moved to tears: it's breath taking!

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  10. This is a very magical photo. I'm expecting Prince Charming to ride out of the fog to save the princess at at any moment. ;-)

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  11. WOW! This is gorgeous Faye!! What a neat experience!!

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  12. Oh my goodness!!! What a beautiful photo!! Wow!

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  13. Faye,What a spectacular shot you got there, what point were you at to get this? I also noticed that you have a blog about Oregon, i too have one, i wonder if there is someway to do a combination putting one together, well its a thought.

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  14. Yowsa! That is incredible and I love your story to go with it... So awesome that you got to see that! And thanks for sharing with us here!

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  15. I only can say: WOOOOWWWW!!!!
    It's an amazing photo.

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  16. WOW! This is stunning! Happy SWF!

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  17. Moving, indeed! It's an exceptional capture of that spetacular scene and a winner for SWF!

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  18. Ooooooo........ Aaaaaaaaaaa..... Wowwwwwwwwww... How I wish I was there with you to experience the moment first hand.

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  19. Spectacular beauty, words cannot describe the awesome splendor!
    Faye, you captured this perfectly, great work!

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  20. beautiful!!! just stopping by to say a quick hello, will have to catch up later.

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  21. Beautiful shot of a beautiful scene! Photos of the fog from above are fabulous. We've been seeing fog at ground level this week. Thanks for stopping by my sky watch.

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  22. Faye, I'm glad to hear that you are moved to tears over simple things like the Creators' beauty,. I am too. Its hard to describe how it affects me.
    Glorious shot. I'm so happy you captured it.

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  23. Seeing your camera critter post I had to continue on and this is a sight that would move one to tears of gratitude. Spectacular!

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  24. Faye: What an outstanding photo you have taken. It is just great, thanks for sharing.

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  25. i can see what you mean by not being able to remove yourself from the scene...every time i see nature's magnificent creation, I cant help but smile and cry , all at the same time.....you are blessed to have seen this with your own eyes.....:)

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  26. Stunningly beautiful. I have seen this type of scene a time or so at Shenandoah National Park a few years ago. You captured it extremely well. I like the camera critters post as well, and look forward to seeing more photos from this experience.

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  27. Now this is wat is called a dream land...awesome...wish I cud also get up early on such days...

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