Skies Over Upper Table (Oregon) 05-Oct-2021

And so a summer that was too hot, too dry, and too smokey finally comes to a close. It won’t be missed. A change in the weather pattern started today – with dropping temperatures and cloudy skies ahead. And maybe magic sky water too! And there is even crazy talk of a La Niรฑa winter! Oh, rapturous joy! ๐Ÿ˜‚ What better place to celebrate the changing sky than by gazing longingly at it from the flat expanse of nearby Upper Table Rock. ๐Ÿ™‚

A tiny oak tree ends its season
Sky I
Sky II
Sky III
Common Madia with late season pollinator
On the old Pumice Road
Sky IV
Moth Mullein
Sky V
Sky VI
Mount McLoughlin over amber waves
Say good-bye to summer…
And hello to winter
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10 comments

  1. There be more now than back in the day. New trails have been added near Ashland, at Prescott Park, and at Mountain of the Rogue just since we’ve been here. And interesting little trips like Songer Butte and Buck Rock Tunnel are now better known too.

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  2. We almost never hiked in the valley for some reason, always in the mountains. I’m not sure why. Now I am appreciating all of the nearby hiking opportunities!

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  3. Ack! Ack! Another entomological faux pas on my part! I can always count on you (or Wayne) to correct my failings (or, at least, some of them) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. That’s no bee! It’s a type of fly, commonly called a hover fly or flower fly, family Syrphidae. Cool critters. They don’t sting and they don’t bite.

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  5. Thank you! The sky often gets more interesting during a weather pattern. The bee was just a matter of waiting (and waiting and waiting…) for it to find a flower within camera range. ๐Ÿ™„

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  6. I’ve been to Tablerocks many times. Your pictures are amazing with the unusual sky and the Madia with the Bee.
    Thanks!
    L. Christine

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  7. Great photos! We hiked this on Saturday…my first time up there although I grew up here.

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