Posted in Daily Prompt, Lighthouses, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, photography, The Coast

Sidewalk

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I loved this giant compass built into the sidewalk at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. It adds to the charm and delight of the grounds, which we spent a lovely afternoon exploring.

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I love, too, that the park/grounds is called the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. That sounded funny to me at first, but I later learned that “Outstanding Natural Area” is a designation for areas in the United States that have been little altered by human impact and that meet certain relevance and importance criteria in order to become protected lands. At any rate, we thought it was a beautiful and outstanding area, and we could happily spend many more hours exploring this lovely and delightful spot.

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Sidewalk

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

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This week’s challenge:

This week, show us a mirror. You can take this photo challenge literally, and find reflections in mirrors, or in the stillness of a natural body of water. Live in an urban area? Some skyscrapers are beautifully reflective of the cityscape around them. Or, use this challenge to take a photo of yourself in the mirror. Self-documentation is important, especially for those of us who are usually behind the lens. Enjoy!  The Daily Post ~Jen H.

This mirrored shot, taken in Sisters, Oregon, takes me to autumn, with its shirt-sleeve days and crisp, cool evenings, apple cider, pumpkin patches, crunchy leaves, football, and beautiful, warm, golden light. Ah, Autumn, I do love you!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Posted in Hawaii, Maui, photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun!

Surfing Dog

This was a fun day! When we went to Maui for our 30th anniversary, my favorite activity was an outrigger canoe trip. It was a leisurely paddle around the bay…we saw sea turtles, my husband dived in and swam around with them…and this cute little surfing dog and his owner came up to us on their board. An amazingly fun day, fun trip, fun moment – and treasured memory.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun!