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A Rare Day in January 2015

It was an amazing warm day for January 21st. A gentle breeze, a blue sky with a few scattered clouds and the temperature above 50 degrees invited me out for a walk past the wetlands. My camera was at home, but I was so glad I had my cell phone with me.  Everywhere I looked I saw the last days of winter before spring awakens the earth.

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I present these photoz as is, no cropping, editing and not even signed. I chose to share them as is because if my time was spent doing all the tweaking there would be no time for posting. I do hope you enjoy my little excursion around the “block” (it’s a little over a mile) and get a sense of the land and sights we are blessed to see daily. The photo on the bottom left has a bit of Mt Hood in the distance. Unfortunately the bright sun on the horizon with the white cloud made it disappear.

Cheers to Nature even when it’s in its winter snooze.

Late Autumn 2014

Nature never ceases to amaze me with dazzling beauty. No two minutes alike and in the blink of an eye it can be missed, never to be repeated. A few of my favorite photos taken at the end of November 2014. The sky alternated between black, bright and sometimes it was both. The sun low […]


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?


Trees and Clouds

Hi, I’m checking in to let my friends and followers know I am fine. It’s been a busy, busy, hectic and crazy year…in a good way. However, there are only so many hours in a day and I needed more. Finally had a few minutes to check out some of the many photos I took […]

Cannon Beach in April

A weekend get-a-way at the picturesque Cannon Beach provided opportunity for many photos. Two days, one cold and windy the other calm and 75. Two sunsets one was a waltz, simple and calm,  the other a tango and exciting. It was the warmest day we have ever had at the coast. A pure delight. Here’s […]

Burst Into Spring

After so many storms of snow and ice, it was surprising to see that it hardly slowed down the popping buds. I am sharing a few taken over the three weeks following the ice.  These ended up in no particular order. The duck is the male that wintered over with his mate. During the snow […]

Winter Wonders

In north-western Oregon we have had little snow since the winter of 2007-08. Beginning on Thursday, all of that changed as we were hit with a very cold front and lots of snow. It was a perfect excuse for a three-day weekend.   This morning I braved the 25 degrees and wandered around our yard […]

Winter Lace

Each year as we pass through the seasons certain plants take on amazing transformations. One such plant that never fails to delight me with its detail is Queen Anne’s a Lace. These two photos were taken in March of last year as the plants ready their seeds for the final act to sow them for […]

Frost Magic

Frost creates magical scenes. It has been cold enough several days the past couple of weeks to show off some wonderful delights. I hope you enjoy. Brrrrr. The first two photoz were taken this morning. PhotoShop helped create the top right photo, I removed the color from the background to let the one dry frosted […]

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