We are a little over 40 miles north of Bend Oregon. 13 Hours north of Los Angeles, California. 17 hours west of Denver, Colorado. 5 hours South East of Seattle, Washington. We are the High Desert of Oregon. East of the Cascade Mountains.
Madras Oregon is where most everything is bought, that and the internet! Many locals drive all the way to Redmond or Bend Oregon. This family does not, other then the internet we like to keep as local as we can.
I keep busy with my photography , our garden. Movies, music we are not into the night life though many people are and I hear it is a live and well!
This site is NOT the official Metolius Oregon site
I am a photographer based out of Metolius Oregon. I have been here 15+ years. The site has changed and grown since first making this site.
All photography on this site belongs to Mrsroadrunner Photography.
Metolius Oregon has great weather and soil to grow Dahlias
Our home here in Metolius is also home to these colorful song birds
Black-eyed Susan flowers grow well here with watering - we are the High Desert
If you go to the auction yard , look west, that is Metolius Oregon.
This Lizard is one of the species we have in the Crooked River National Grasslands across the hwy
Great temps to grow the Dahlia Flowers with plenty of water of course
This Spadefoot Toad lives here at the house. Their back, "feet", are like spades. You know that you dig with! They live most of the year underground. One was found to live 20' to 30' under the ground! It is said these Spadefoot Toads are hard to study due to them living under the ground a good part of the year.
Not to long ago I noticed very young Ladybugs here in the garden. I think they may have set up shop here? Ladybirds are what these are called in Europe and many of my online friends call them Ladybirds.
This hot air balloon and the others showed up here in Metolius Oregon seven years ago in 2010. The Sisters Mountains in the back ground. We have a lot of room here in Metolius for such things!
Honey bees show up by the thousands here in Metolius every spring! They arrive by train to be distributed to the farms. If visiting and allergic to Honey Bees do bring plenty of medicine. The Honey Bee's are very thirsty after they arrive and show up anywhere there is water to drink, even here at our little ponds
The St. Johns Wart can be a garden flower here in Metolius, again they have to be watered! Otherwise they grow wild here in Oregon where there is water
This is the Common Yellowthroat is a visitor here in Metolius along with MANY other birds! Metolius Oregon is a bird watchers paradise ! My archive of bird photographs grows and grows!! This one is visiting our pond for a drink and the garden for something to eat
A garden flower here in Metolius. Again flowers have to be watered
These hairstreak butterflies are as big as your fingernail. This Hairstreak butterfly and several other butterflies lay eggs , eat and drink here in our garden in Metolius. I do not like my flowers being cut down or sprayed with chemicals due to the fact these and the other butterflies reproduce in my garden. In turn people who live in Metolius get to enjoy the butterflies
Metolius Oregon residents participating in , "Our Lady of Guadalupe walk".
Ran into this local who was heading out to take care of some cattle
I have been talking about what is going on for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse happening here on August 17 on twitter, when I hear of things going on specials , deals , contests on and on I will list them below