hiking around a lake in Redmond or Three Sisters area
As we approach Crater Lake we can see smoke from fires in the distance.
Crater lake detail
Crater Lake is phenomenonally blue! The blue light of sunlight can travel to great depths. There it causes the electrons in water molecules to vibrate and re-radiate light in blue wavelengths. This amazing blue light that seems to glow is what we see. Because of the fires and smoke in the area, the blue was not as vibrant. I'm showing you 2 photos near the water's edge where the blue is pretty brilliant.
beautiful Oregon coast
(Oh blogger, you are messing with my photos again! This last photo is weird, but I'm leaving it. I hope you, my dear readers, get some sense of a lovely sunset.)
past post on Oregon coast
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