Monday, September 26, 2011

autumn fog

The forecast for Saturday was warm and sunny, high 70's. So, I thought I'd head up to one of my favorite hiking spots, Dungeness Spit, which is the longest natural sandspit in the world, and juts out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca with views of Canada, San Juan Islands, Cascade and Olympic Mts. But on this autumn day, the weather was about to turn and fog had enveloped the spit, so I was happy just to sit on the piles of massive driftwood, watch the waves crash and carry the rocks back out to sea and just be.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oregon coast drama

Last weekend I ventured down to Eugene, OR to visit my daughter Amber and help her get settled in her new little house. She's just starting grad school at the University of Oregon, with a full fellowship...way to go Amber! We spend the weekend on the coast, which went from dark, fast moving fog to glorious sun....rocky, wild waves to soft, windswept dunes

a nearby nursery with a wall of petunias....gorgeous!

the fog rolling in like a storm

the path to the ocean, the shadows looked like lace on the ground

Spouting Horn and Devil's Churn

the windswept dunes in Florence
rocky coastline and wild waves to rolling windswept dunes.