Posted in beach, Oregon, Oregon Coast, The Coast

Florence Mood

Florence, Oregon, is a small town on the Oregon Coast.  It’s been a good 25 years or so since we’ve visited, so we thought it was time to check it out again.  We’ve enjoyed some great seafood and walked along a beautiful beach in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  We’re staying in a riverfront hotel on the Siuslaw River, and today we spent a very pleasant afternoon walking through Old Town Florence.  Florence is definitely worth a visit!


Back to work next week!  New pumpkin design is finished except for the tendrils…so close!!!

Happy weekend, everyone!

xoxo

Carol

Posted in Nature, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, photography

Astoria Mood

Last week I was fortunate to spend some time in Astoria, Oregon.  It’s a small port town on the Columbia River, near the Pacific Ocean.  It’s a great place for great views, and here are a few that caught my eye:

May you enjoy the sights around you this week!

Carol

Posted in Nature, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, sunset, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunrise/Sunset

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to participate in a weekly photo challenge, so I’m happy to have had a few moments today to find these sunset captures to share with you.

In February, I took a few days of quiet retreat in Astoria, Oregon.  Astoria is a fishing port sitting on the mouth of the Columbia River near the Pacific Ocean.  It has a great downtown for shopping as well as a boardwalk right on the river.  These pictures were taken at the end of a peaceful and reflective evening walk – with peace and reflection being the essence of “sunset” to me.

See other entries in this week’s photo challenge here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set.

 

Posted in Newport Oregon, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, The Coast

Excitement at the Coast

Yesterday was opening day of the Dungeness Crab season on the Oregon Coast.  We wandered around the Bayfront in Newport Sunday; crab pots were in abundance in anticipation of the day.

I loved seeing the colorful crab pots lined up everywhere:

Every boat has its crab pots

The Redeemer with its crab pots

Anticipation is palpable

What a great day at the Bayfront, with the sense of excitement and anticipation for this late season to start.  Wish I had been there to see the boats come back in with their hauls!

Posted in Lighthouses, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

My husband and I took a day trip to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, a graceful historic lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.  In particular, I admired the lovely, elegant windows.

As we walked around the structure, parallel windows on either side of a passageway caught my eye, and I attempted to capture the view of the sea on the other side.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

Posted in Nature, Oregon, photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because only you know what is unusual to you.

Fungus. Fungus is definitely an unusual topic for me. But this fungus was so unusual and so compositionally interesting to me that I had to take a series of pictures.

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Thanks for stopping by this week to check out what struck me as unusual.  The other entries for this week’s photo challenge can be found here.

Posted in Cannon Beach, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

Drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence: this week, share your photos of transient.  ~Andrea Badgley, The Daily Post.

A leaf, a literal drifter. On its way out to sea or working its way back to shore? Seen floating, lazily, in this inlet. Calm, mellow transient.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient