Saturday, August 11, 2012

John Day Fossil Beds

We took a mini vacation to central Oregon.  Stayed at the City Center Motel in Prineville - old building in excellent condition and very clean.  I would HIGHLY recommend this place.  It was our home base to visit the Painted Hills and Sheep Rock units of the John Day fossil beds.  Absolutely beautiful -  The wisdom of the hills is surely present in this place!

Fossil display at Richardson's Recreation Ranch just outside of Madras

A bird at the ranch

Peahen and her chicks

Mr. Peacock

Glorious Feathers

Painted Hills - volcanic layers 

Painted Hills

Painted Hills

On the way to the Sheep rock unit - look closely at this tree.......


Formations at the Sheep Rock Unit

I thought these looked like Pyramids 

Fossil on display at the Museum at Sheep Rock