Posted in Life

Umpqua River, Boomer Hill-Oregon

At the top of Boomer Hill where the Lodge Pole Pines stand straight & erect, reaching for the sky; this is where my heart is.  It’s among the moss and pine cones scattered on the forest floor.

North Umpqua River

It’s riding the air currents, alongside the bald eagles and hawks as they search for prey.

My heart yearns for the splash and laughter of the Umpqua River as it weaves its way across the valley floor.

Oh, how I miss my Beloved Oregon!!

Don’t get me wrong.  I love my life!  I have many, many blessings!  But sometimes my heart just aches to be among this beauty.  I’ve lived from coast to coast in this Great Big U.S. of A. and much of it is beautiful.  But I’ve never lived anywhere more beautiful than Southwest Oregon.

Where is the most beautiful place you’ve ever lived?


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

20 thoughts on “Umpqua River, Boomer Hill-Oregon

    1. I agree. NW California is just as beautiful. I was just about 100 miles north of the CA border. Hawaii or Alaska, no. I’ve never been. I’d love to see them though. Thank you for the visit, Chuck. ❤


  1. Stunning, absolutely awe-inspiring! No one you miss it – but it will always live in your mind’s memory bank, your hearts chambers, and if all else isn’t enough, a weekend trip perhaps to great your old friends in the beauty found in nature there. ❤


    1. You know EXACTLY where these pics were taken!! I’ve shown pictures of Tokatee falls to people and they swear that it’s fake, that nothing that beautiful could be real. It is SOOO pretty there. Thank you so much for the visit! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.