This picture is of me taking a picture of the beautiful Painted Hills, 3000+ acres that includes the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, a geologic wonder. Millions of years ago, this entire area was underwater and the different sediment layers offer scientists a clear view into the past. I used this image that Rebecca took also on our about us page.
Nearby is the tiny town of Mitchell, worth visiting (in my opinion) just for the local pub and surrounding buildings. When I was there, there were about a dozen fancy, new-looking corvettes lining both sides of the street eating at the pub.