Leanne Harloff is a senior at the University of Oregon studying journalism. Starting off her last year at college has been a big step for her. She is nervous to think of graduating and having to move away from her home for the past four years, yet she is hopeful and optimistic for what lies ahead.
Sean and Margaret Connors explore Haystack Rock during their first trip to the Oregon Coast. After just moving from New York and leaving most of their family behind, the siblings are looking to lessen the stress of the big transition of moving cross-country. This is the moment in which Margaret says she feels happy and at peace with living in Oregon. After realizing the beauty that surrounds her, she finally feels at home in this unfamiliar place.
The sun has just risen over Big Lake, Oregon, located near Bend. At this time of day, the area is quiet and serene with an incredible view of Mt. Bachelor.
Paco chases his favorite yellow tennis ball through the grass at Montinore Estate Vineyards. Being the pet of the owner of the vineyard has its perks. Paco has his own endless playground to run around, often other dogs come to visit the vineyard and, being the friendly hound that he is, he easily makes new friends at the vineyard.
Jackie is enjoying her first snow day. A cold winter in Oregon leaves this young Jack Russel Terrier with mounds of cold, mysterious white flakes to frolic around in. After a few tentative sniffs, she realizes it seems harmless, except for maybe a few chilly paws.
A bleak day creates a silhouette of the vine and by the cloudy sky, casting a mysterious luminosity on the plants.
On a warm day at Montinore Estate Vineyards the sun shines through the grape leaves, illuminating the beauty of the natural world.
The red pickup truck at Montinore Estate Vineyards hasn't been driven for over a year. The truck has been parked near the auto shop at the edge of the vineyard where a spider built its web on the trucks side.
Kelsey opens up some of her favorite tea’s, saying, “the aroma is equally as beautiful as the color and texture of each tea.” As a ceramics major, Kelsey is always looking for ways to incorporate new and exciting aspects to her art. “I’m currently working on ways to incorporate the knowledge I’ve learned of teas into my pottery.” Kelsey explains that each tea has a different steeping method, and she wants to design tea pots specified for each flavor. “The things I’ve learned from this company has really impacted my work in other areas, and it’s actually good knowledge,” says Kelsey.