Oregon Aquarium and OSU Marine Science Center

Sometimes the best way to see nature is to go to a nature center. It is the only way to see some creatures.

Beautiful Orange Jellyfish

Beautiful Orange Jellyfish


These wonderful jellies are about 7 inches in diameter. They are in constant motion moving up, down, sideways and diagonally. They always move head first with the tentacles trailing.

Large White Jellies

Large White Jellies


The size of a large dinner plate or platter, these translucent wonders move in every direction. The interior parts also pulsate.

Beautiful colors of anemone cling to a wall of rock.

Beautiful colors of anemone cling to a wall of rock.


Wave movement keeps these colorful anemones in constant motion. Lovely.

Anemone in Green

Anemone in Green


Set up to mimic actual tide pools, the water surges and drains. In this shot the water was draining.

Touching Encouraged

Touching Encouraged


A learning center where touching is not only allowed, it is encouraged.

Wishes

The wishes on the various types of weeds are a work of art. One head was the size of a baseball. It had few seeds but created such a gorgeous pattern.

Perfection of Design

Perfection of Design

Perhaps I am easily enchanted, but these are the magic of nature.

The smaller seed heads have more wishes per head, but are equally beautiful.

The smaller seed heads have more wishes per head, but are equally beautiful.

Yet another view as the seeds begin to loosen and fly with the breeze.

Many have already taken the trip and these two are setting sail.

Many have already taken the trip and these two are setting sail.

As the world turns into autumn, the tiny wishes in the fields become fairy wishes.
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Sending good wishes your way.

Coast Scenes

Whether wind, rain, fog, mist, calm, sun, cool or a mix of all, every trip to the coast is a delight. The smells of the ocean, the changing colors of the waves, the excitement of the sea, the clouds it all looks different, every time. I was not disappointed on this trip in late June 2014.

Bonsai by Wind

Bonsai by Wind

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This is a small bay fed with the fresh water of a small river and the salt water of the ocean. The bay expands and shrinks with the rise and fall of the tide. It had been a long day when we stopped to stretch our legs.

This is along the central Oregon USA coast line, along the Pacific Ocean. This sheltered cove was a perfect place to hang out for a while.

We love the coast!! How about you?

Cheers,
Shez

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