Aaron and I have been so crazy busy with the prep for the tiny house that we both were starting to feel burnt out before we have even begun with this build. So a day trip, or as Aaron likes to call it, an ‘escape’, was much overdue.
So on Sunday morning we packed up the camera gear, water bottles and a few bags of snacks, and headed out to McDowell Creek Falls, near Sweat Home Oregon. The lush beauty of Oregon is at it’s best this time of year….
Everything is so incredibly green. Everywhere we looked, the forest was alive with little bugs and creepy crawlers, chirping birds, water, and thick foliage.
There were plants that I have never seen before. These leaves all had small dew drops on them, but they were only on the pointy tips, which was unusual….
When it came to getting the right image, Aaron was all seriousness. I on the other hand, was busy photographing little spiders, flowers, and chasing down a butterfly that really didn’t want it’s picture taken….I never did get it’s photo.
One part of the park has what I called the ‘Stairs Of Death’….rickety wood stairs of like a thousands steps – or so it appeared (probably only 40-60). I let Aaron traverse them. I stayed atop taking photos of tree bark and moss….
The waterfalls and creek sprayed a fine mist into the air which kept the area cool, which was very much appreciated as we were hot from the unusually warm weather and hauling camera gear.
Aaron was able to get some beautiful images, which he will be placing in his shop. It was wonderful to take a day to just breathe, and what better place than out in nature. It can really put things in perspective. When you feel the need to get-away or take a day to yourself, what is something you like to do, or is there someplace specific that you like to ‘escape’ to?