Wednesday, March 31, 2010

One more coast photo

I snapped a couple photos of this guy running joyously across the beach with his dog. I'm pretty sure he had no idea I was taking pictures, but I think the dog knew. He's looking curiously at me in this photo.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Odd coast photos

Again, these are photos from my day in Florence on Saturday. We found this big piece of driftwood on the beach, and I couldn't resist climbing it, camera in hand. At the top, I was surprised to find a ladybug! So my friend encouraged me to take a photo. This was the best shot I had of the ladybug, though the angle of the beach in the background may make you seasick.
The second photo is just a neat detail shot of the driftwood.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thar be dragons

This weekend I visited Florence with my mom and a friend. Even though it was windy, it was nice and warm, which is pretty unique for a spring day on the Oregon coast. The wind did provide lots of opportunities for kites. I particularly liked this dragon kite, being flown near the jetty where we parked.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

How funky is your chicken?

On Friday I wrote a story about the first day of spring (Saturday) and a sign of spring around here is baby chicks at PGG. So I went down to the store. stuck my camera in the chick trough — chicks are often kept in would-be watering troughs — and took a TON of photos.
It was odd to see how the chicks reacted. In one trough they inched away or woke up from their naps, in another they got curious, and a few even tried to peck the lens.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

vacation gold panning

Please excuse my two-week blogger absence - that's what happens when you go on vacation. But it did give me a few opportunities for photos, including when my husband and I went gold panning. I've posted gold panning photos before, but always find this spot more beautiful each time we go.

I don't know if the light just turned out right or what, but I love this shot of my husband. He may have been wearing shorts, but it was about 35 degrees and the water was even colder.

We also used this opportunity to test out our Vibram Fivefingers - a shoe that's basically like a glove for your feet. They worked great on the rocks, but the water was cold, cold, cold. On a warmer day, they would have been perfect.

Monday, March 1, 2010


In trying to get a photo of the renovations at Weston's city hall, I got some neat reflection photos of the other historic buildings on Main Street. Here, the building hosting the Longbranch Cafe & Saloon is reflected in the large front window of city hall, which itself is an old bank dating back to 1891. After watching a video last week on Weston's history, I also learned many of the brick buildings are made from bricks manufactured in Weston at the time.