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

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


Lighthouse Sidewalk 2

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.

South (1024x867)

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.

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse (768x1024)


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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Sea Kelp and Sea Foam (2) (1024x769)
Sea Kelp & Sea Foam

There is so much color, light, and reflection to be seen in a close-up view of sea kelp, ocean bubbles, and sand.  I never tire of the ever-changing ocean landscape, and up close I find it even more intriguing.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Posted in Oregon Coast, Salishan, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

The challenge:

This week, make two opposing elements come together (or clash in dissonance) in one photo….show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects.   Ben Huberman ~ The Daily Post

At Salishan (1024x767)

Here is my entry for this week’s photo challenge. The smooth plane of water is the perfect foil for the highly textured flower, and the colors, nearly opposite, complete the contrast.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

Posted in In The Wind Yarns, knitting, Oregon Coast, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Knitting Beach Retreat 2016

The beach, friends, knitting, seafood, yarn shop. Not a bad way to spend a weekend!

Coastline nearby
Coastline nearby.
Rogue (1024x683) (2)
Thursday night, dinner.
Along the coastal trail
Along the coastal trail.
Sand Dollar (1024x683)
Successful beachcombing.
Sunset, Thursday
Sunset Thursday.
Becky's Bag (1024x683)
Fabric. Amazingly perfect bags made by Becky for everyone attending.
Becky's bag2
Another view of Becky’s project bags. The inside fabric print was sea glass. Awesomeness!
Boats at bayfront (1024x652)
Fishing boats at Newport.
Waldport Bridge2 (1024x683)
Bridge at Waldport.
At Waldport (1024x683)
Seen at Waldport.
Shopping at In The Wind Yarns (in The Shops at Salishan).
Shopping at In The Wind Yarns (in The Shops at Salishan).
Salishan Cowls (1024x683)
Three Salishan Cowls made by Elizabeth at In The Wind Yarns. I LOVE the top one, made in a linen blend from Juniper Moon. It shows off the stitch pattern really well.
At In the Wind (1024x798)
Aww…at In The Wind Yarns.
The rocks (1024x683)
Rocks near the trail.
Wave action (1024x683)
Love the ocean’s power.
Bird (1024x683)
A moment in flight.
Woo hoo...wave action!
Woo hoo…wave action!

A huge “thank you” to everyone who came out to share this knitting weekend. I am fortunate to know such wonderful, talented and generous people, and I look forward to our next knitting retreat!

knit equals joy