Category Archives: Union County Oregon

Snowy woods snowshoe

A short ten minute drive from home takes one to the Mt Emily Recreation Area (MERA).  Mt Emily creates an iconic profile as it rises above La Grande.  The MERA offers excellent recreation opportunities year around.  In fact, if you go to the previous post, you will see Meg on a billboard in which she is hiking in spring in this Mt Emily Recreation Area.

Mt Emily Recreation Area
Mt Emily Recreation Area
MERA
MERA
Mt Emily Union County
Mt Emily Union County
snow shapes
snow shapes

pileated woodpecker work

snowy light, MERA
snowy light, MERA
Mt Emily Recreation Area, snowy light
Mt Emily Recreation Area, snowy light

Wintry Walks

Despite cold weather and lots of snow in Union County, I have found a number of great winter walks within twenty minutes of home.  The air is so fresh, my spirit is vibrant, the walks are stimulating to body and soul.  And, my iPhone is such an easy tool for excellent pictures 🙂

 

Grande Ronde River Oregon
Grande Ronde River Oregon

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Mt Emily Grande Ronde Valley
Mt Emily Grande Ronde Valley
Teasel
Teasel
Winterbarn Union County
Winter barn Union County
Winter Union County Oregon
Winter Union County Oregon
winter horses Union County Oregon
winter horses Union County Oregon

Christ’s Love can never be dimmed or destroyed

Despite societal fears and frustrations, we know Christ’s light can never be dimmed or destroyed. Let us move into the new year with courage and compassion, reflecting that light within us, and seeing it in our brothers and sisters as well. We are shepherds to others, not slaves to politicians.

“Surely this is not the time for trembling knees and pale faces among the sons and daughters of new creation.  The darker the night, the brighter faith shines and the sooner comes the morning.  Look up and lift up your heads; our redemption draws near.” AW Tozer
Anthony Lake Oregon
Anthony Lake Oregon