A recent trip brought me to Bend, Oregon, for the second time. The road out is beautiful, and sees three distinct shifts in environment: from suburban to mountain, from mountain to desert, then desert back to suburban. Most of these photographs are from outside Bent, and include views of the Three Sisters Mountains from the retired 97 bridge at the Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint. The bridge spans the basalt canyon that bookends the Crooked River. It’s really a beautiful scene. The road amongst the trees shot is a random side-jouney I took on the way back, and I was struck by how much the road seems like an idyllic pathway to a green forest Nirvana. The field where the two lawn chairs was indeed a Nirvana – the quiet and peace I experienced there reminded me of childhood moments of idyllic daydreams of the future.