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


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.










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

knit equals joy

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

H2O is the chemical formula for water. It describes water broken down into its elements.

For this week’s challenge, share a photo that features H2O; the element of water. Water comes in many different states and guises. From a foggy morning to your favorite watercolor painting, how will you show H2O in a photograph? I look forward to seeing your interpretations.  ~ The Daily Post, Lignum Draco

It was perfectly clear when I arrived at the beach at 3:09 that afternoon, and by 4:06, completely socked in. It happened so quickly that it was alarming. I was hoofing it to get back to the car in hopes that I could get back to the highway before the roads became foggy too.  You can see the whole thing in pictures here: 60 Minutes in Pacific City.

3:48 pm

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O