This week I had the chance to go kayaking with a friend up at Sparks Lake in our Cascade Mountain range. Since our days have been hot, we got a pretty early start on the day, and took along a small lunch to eat on the water, before heading home. This was one of the views we enjoyed while we munched. South Sister (mountain), Sparks Lake and wildflowers.
Another wonderful view...this time of Broken Top, a popular hiking destination here in Central Oregon. As you can plainly see we enjoyed fabulous clear skies, and warm sunny weather.
Here is my friend Phyllis, and my kayak as well, sitting and drifting while we ate. The kayaks are hers, and are not fancy...but they felt a true luxury that day....just to be able to get out on the water. Sparks Lake is one God fashioned from lava rock, and there are many side rock channels to explore and most were filled with wild flowers just now at their peak. A picture perfect summer day.