January 30, 2010

Hiking Cooper Mountain

Sunday we visited Cooper Mountain Nature Park and hiked around. The bird activity was disappointing, but it was a nice walk.

There are a lot of Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) trees on Cooper Mountain and their bark is just spectacular. This was my sunshine on a cloudy day.

We saw these fallen trees that had beautiful burls.

There was some lovely fungi too. Check out that extra yellow slimy one!

The previous post is a photo of a Madrone tree taken at Copper Mountain. I know, it was scandalous! I enjoyed all of your comments!


  1. You made me miss Oregon. I've hiked Copper Mountain a couple of years ago when I was temporarily located in Oregon for work. Your photos and narrative take me back and make me long to visit Oregon again.

    I really loved the burled wood and fungi photos. Thanks for sharing!

  2. ...I love all the swirls in the bark, and I've never seen a Madrone tree. The yellow under the bark is really bright!!

  3. gorgeous photos! i love the jelly fungus the most. :)

  4. I finally ordered some of your little bird pins and a set of coasters! YAY!!!! :) jak

  5. Love the bark and the burls.

  6. More breast like wood...hee hee..great photos and eye for natures art!


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