Sunriver getaway

After the busyness of TNNA and Ryan’s graduation, I headed to Sunriver in Central Oregon for a mid-week rendezvous with friends. I stopped at The Stitchin’ Post in Sisters to drop off a look book, and chatted with Paula, Nancy, and Ivy, but forgot to take a picture. Oops!

I had two full days in Sunriver. They were both gorgeous. We kayaked on Wednesday.

kayak Hosmer South SisterSouth Sister from Hosmer Lake

Hosmer Lake is gorgeous. Tons of birds, including red winged blackbirds, yellow headed blackbirds, and a magnificent bald eagle that flew right over our kayaks. I didn’t bring a zoom camera, just my phone, so no bird pix!

Bachelor and lenticular cloud

I watched this lenticular cloud develop all day next to Mt. Bachelor.

kayak hosmer lake

South Sister Hosmer Lake

I love the way the wind distorts the once straight jet trails. You can see that the water is pretty shallow here at the upper end of the lake. We couldn’t paddle up the creek; it was too shallow and muddy. It’s been a pretty dry winter, which isn’t good.

Hosmer Lake panoramaSouth Sister, Broken Top, and Mt. Bachelor is hiding on the right


Lots of blue damselflies, but it’s hard to catch a picture from a drifting kayak!

We hiked along the Deschutes River near Benham Falls on Thursday.

deschutes river

Deschutes River

This turn in the river is an awesomely beautiful spot.

It sounds great, too.

But it wasn’t all play. I brought my knitting. Of course!


On Thursday night I sat in the hot tub under a canopy of stars. And I saw two shooting stars (meteors). Lucky? I think so.

Friday I came home and picked my first ripe raspberries. These are from the two new shrubs the kids planted for Mother’s Day.

raspberry blueberry

I also see that the birds have been busy while I’ve been away!

bird strike

Guess I should have picked more before I left. Oh, well. It’s been busy around here!

How is your summer so far?

6 responses to “Sunriver getaway

  1. I love Sunriver…haven’t been there since I was a kid.

  2. Dawn Sharafi

    HI Michele,That kayakking looks so wonderful! Do you rent them up there somewhere, or do you bring your own?Wonderful pictures.Dawn

    Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:29:28 +0000 To:

    • Thank you! I was with friends who brought kayaks, but there are places to rent from right in Sunriver. I don’t own one (yet), or have a way to haul one around, so this was really lucky for me!


  3. Beautiful photos.

    Summer busy-ness is just getting cranking here. A few short vacations coming up. A couple of kayak trips too. And, of course, new knitting projects. Summer is shaping up to be pretty productive (and fun).

    • Thank you! It was a beautiful trip. And I got a lot of knitting done, too! My wrists are still reminding me, after kayaking and knitting. Oops. Finally getting back to normal…


  4. Looks like you’re having a wonderful summer. Mine’s been full of camping, kayaking, hiking, and outdoors as much as possible, thanks for asking!