Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back to the Coast for More Scenic Captures

Our trip to the coast the end of June gave me a
great many opportunities to capture the water, sky,
and birds in flight. Always a great combination in my book.
Depoe Bay Oregon 2009

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More of my Love of Barns

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pretty in White

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The Wonder of Whales

We got the pleasure of seeing these wonderful creatures
at Depoe Bay, Oregon
during our vacation this year
I have never experienced anything like
it. I could have spent all day watching and waiting
for them to surface. I was beside myself with excitement when
I was able to get the following shots.
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Camera Critters

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where the Ocean, Sand & Sky Meet

Taken at Gleneden Beach Oregon
on our vacation this summer

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Things that are old......

Love the old rod iron fences.
This one is at the Centerville, Idaho cemetary.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Countyside openness....

with one of my favorite structures....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oregon Coast

Views from the
Oregon Coast

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tiny but Mighty

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cape Meares Light House, Oregon

One of the three lighthouses
we vistited on our Oregon Coast Vacation

A short lighthouse but still shined
its light up to 21 miles out to sea

The lighthouse light lens...

A view out the window to the Ocean

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The Cape Meares Lighthouse resides 200 feet above the Pacific Ocean just beside steep cliffs. This lighthouse doesn't offer many stories of peril like its sister lighthouses on the Oregon coast.

On January 1, 1890 Cape Meares was lit by Anthony Miller (the first principal keeper) and his two assistants. At this time, the lighthouse consisted of a fire-wick kerosene lamp and an eight-paneled lens that had both red and clear panels to create a red flash every minute. Cape Meares' light could be seen for 21 miles.

The story of Cape Meares reads much like "Little House on the Prairie." A number of families took care of this lighthouse through its years. Cape Meares Lighthouse experienced weddings, childbirth, and one death. A keeper, and new father, by the name of George Hunt became sick and died from severe pneumonia on July 10, 1903. While tending a lighthouse may seem like a fun job, it comes with a price. Most lighthouses, including Cape Meares, were a good distance and difficult journey from the rest of civilization.

In 1963 the original lens was replaced by a flashing light. The lighthouse no longer needed someone's careful eye. A few years after this, the Oregon State Parks took control of the area. You can now view the lighthouse by visiting Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. The parking lot you will use was once the keeper's dwelling and barn. The path you follow down to the lighthouse is the same path that the keepers once used.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

From the Beach to the Sky

Rockaway Beach, Oregon

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Pinks to Purples

Pinks to Purples
More flowers I found on our trip to
the Oregon Coast......

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