Posted in Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, The Coast, Wordless Weekend

Wordless Weekend: Yaquina Bay Bridge

Last weekend, I spent a couple of beautiful, stunningly clear and warm days happily exploring this fabulous bridge and the area around it. It’s a lovely bridge and I had a happy time searching for different views of it – from the North, from the South, walking across it, directly beneath it, through foliage…

Here are some of the views for you…

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Security

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The challenge:

For this week’s challenge, show us something that represents security. It could be your kids happily reading under their favorite throw blanket. It could be a roaring fire chasing away the last of winter’s cold. It could be a worry stone you keep in your pocket or that favorite tee shirt that makes you feel awesome every time you put it on.  Krista ~ The Daily Post

Some time ago, I discovered these daisies along the trail at Salishan, on the Oregon Coast. The security comes in knowing that I will find them – or something like them – waiting for me every time I visit the coast. The Oregon Coast is awesome!

Find other responses to this week’s challenge here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Security.

 

 

Posted in Nature, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, The Coast, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

Shell Mountain at The Fish Peddler in Bay City, Oregon. It’s always an impressive sight when driving along the 101 on the Oregon Coast. I learned that the best shells are replanted and reseeded in the company’s oyster beds to provide for continued sustainability. Pretty remarkable!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

Here’s a short news story on a similar process of recycling shells in Chesapeake Bay:

 

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

The Challenge:

This week, share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life….You can mix and match places, people, objects, and activities that represent your idea of a harmonious, pleasing combination.  ~Ben Huberman, The Daily Post

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Bright leaf, beachy grasses, feathers, sand. I love how these found objects create a unified whole.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

 

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

This challenge was a bit difficult for me – only because it was hard to narrow it down. Ben, in his WordPress post, says this about gracefulness: “Gracefulness is a tricky quality — it manifests itself as an effortless, subtle harmony between a subject and its environment.”

I often find this harmony at the beach…in the motion of the waves, for instance, or in the architecture of one of the many bridges or in one of Oregon’s beautiful lighthouses. Finally, though, I settled on this walkway, outside Newport’s Visual Arts Center. Until I read Ben’s post, I didn’t realize that one reason this spot appeals to me is the effortless harmony between the lampposts and the walkway: they are part and parcel of it. lampposts

The rhythm, repetition, and scale of the lampposts, as well as the material from which they are made, fit in perfectly with their location near the ocean, with its own rhythm, repetition, and scale. I want to go back.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

Posted in Cannon Beach, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, Wordless Wednesday

WW: A Day in Cannon Beach

Wordless Wednesday – late in the day, but nevertheless…

Right now there is talk of snow – here in the Willamette Valley and at the Coast – which is pretty exciting for us, as we don’t experience many snowstorms, or even snowfalls.

These pictures, though, were taken in October when I spent a few days in Seaside, with a day trip to Cannon Beach. Here are some views that caught my eye.

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If it does snow here, I’ll try to capture some pics!

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