Monday, August 23, 2010

See You in September

We are doing a fair share of traveling and will have lots of neat photos when we return.
Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon...

Friday, August 20, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Returning to LA

Downtown Los Angeles

Every week over 350 websites from all over the World share their Sky images here.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beautiful Beach House

Thank you Kirk & Al for the wonderful time we spent together exploring the Oregon Coast, for your gracious hospitality and most importantly, for your friendship!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Spirit House & Sequoia

Coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) occupy a narrow strip of land approximately 470 miles in length and 5–47 miles in width along the Pacific coast of North America.

The Thai Spirit House placed in an auspicious spot on the property provides shelter for the spirits that were displaced by the building of the home.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


In search of a GEOCACHE.

Look there, behind the pot!

The geocache contains small trinkets...

...and a logsheet for finders to sign in. If you take something from the cache, leave something of greater or equal value.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. There are over a million active geocaches around the world. (visit to learn more about this worldwide treasure hunt)

This geocache is in Manzanitas, Oregon. Happy hunting!

Monday, August 16, 2010


We came across all sorts of mushrooms in the forest, but, alas, not the State Mushroom:

The 1999 Legislature recognized the Pacific golden chanterelle (Cantharellus formosus) as the official mushroom of the State of Oregon. This mushroom is a wild, edible fungi of high culinary value that is unique to the Pacific Northwest. More than 500,000 pounds of the Pacific golden chanterelles are harvested annually in Oregon, representing a large portion of the commercial mushroom business.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Necarney Creek

Suspension Bridge over Necarney Creek

Necarney Creek, Oswald West State Park

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wild Salal Berries

Spotted on our hike in the Oswald West State Park.
Native to the Pacific Northwest.
Similar taste to blueberries with a slight hint of almond.
Use to make jam or wine!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Water Dog Paradise

Short Sand Beach

(not for Wilson, he can't swim)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Smugglers Cove

Dad & Daugher

it is quite a hike to get to the beach
love her squid towel

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Epilobium angustifolium
Fireweed or Rosebay Willowherb
@ Smugglers Cove, Oregon

This pretty, tall, flowering plant grows in open areas with little competition, such as sites of forest fires and forest clearings, hence its name, FIREWEED.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nehalem Bay, Oregon

Imagine waking up to the song of the seagull, spending your afternoon on a kayak trip around Nehalem Bay, then taking a short walk over the dunes to the beach. There you'll sit with a blanket and watch the sun set over the ocean in the shadow of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. Finally, snuggle down for the night while the ocean waves sing you a lullaby. This is Nehalem Bay State Park...

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Driftwood at Short Sand Beach at Smugglers Cove

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Great State

Message board at trailhead:

This is a great state.
Love, Corinne

P.S. I love you!

We agree with the unknown hiker called Corinne!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flying to Portland

Food & Wine in flight?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Three Sisters Volcanos

Traveling to Oregon!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bowl o' Roses

Day Breaker Floribunda Rose

Monday, August 2, 2010

Stairway to Heaven

Construction at my new neighbors' house in Vegas.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Gee, is it August already? Summer Camp ends in a few hoo.
I hope you are enjoying your summer!

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