Summer

Exploring by Kiley Melicker

I picked a great time to move to Oregon. I am outside, in the sun, in the rivers and lakes, taking it all in. There are so many mountains and hikes, more volcanoes than I've ever been around, waterfalls and great rivers. It's also much warmer than I'm used to, which makes for drowsy afternoons and sleeveless after sundown. 

Battle Ground Lake, WA

Battle Ground Lake, WA

On the Willamette River Beaches

On the Willamette River Beaches

First Month in Oregon by Kiley Melicker

I've been much more active in taking photos lately as I deal with the transition and change that come with moving to a new state. There is a lot of territory to explore as I make this state more familiar, like when I photograph the green hills of the Oregon summer that I am used to seeing brown in California. I'm taking a lot of pictures of Brandon as we adjust to moving from a long-distance relationship to being only 20 minutes away. Slowly, bits and pieces are coming together to feel like home.