Sunday, June 28, 2009


We went for a Sunday drive around town today. Very blustery wind had the air not as clear as I'd like, but I was out and the camera was in hand. The first shot is one of my favorite views in Port Orford....Garrison Lake seen from the 101. I love the variation of grasses and the curves and snake-like streams winding to the lake. Second is another view of Lake Garrison. Hard to believe
that just over that wee, little hill in the background is the mighty Pacific!! And the third is the Pacific with one of our well-known rocks (of which I don't know the name!), but it's the rock that the fishermen use at times from the port to the sea. They call it The Gate. I liked the shot of it through the trees.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009


Here's Rick. VERY accomplished as an author, photographer, public speaker, computer fixer, and very funny!! Never a dull moment around Rick. His wife is Emily of a previous post. Rick encouraged me to take up photography, which camera to buy, and to how to start my own blog. A good friend to Norm and I. Love that smile!! Eat your heart out MSNBC!!
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This has to be one of the most effervescent ladies I've met! She never seems to stop bouncing happily from art to business to personal growth to cooking, etc. etc. Always with a smile and I've never heard her utter a mean word of anyone. One of Port Orford's blessings
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Here's extremely talented and accomplished lady as well as a friend. After dinner, as well as good wine, Emily and Norm seem to be sharing a private little chuckle. Come on, you two......share the joke!!
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Monday, June 22, 2009


I never tire of pastorial scenes and I just love cows! I don't know
when this love affair began. Maybe it's because they look so unattached
from many of life's problems or serious questions. I mean, just what
DOES a cow think about when they're lying there in the sun, chewing
their cud??
Photography, yes?? OK..I couldn't decide which scene I liked the most
so included both.
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Flores Lake is a beautiful little
spot that is very popular with wind
surfers. It's also a beautiful place to
practice some photography on a sunny,
nice day.

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Friday, June 19, 2009


A number of years ago, a friend had one of the most beautiful gardens I've seen. It was small but planted and tended to with much love. I always admired this particular rose, which I think might be Jackson & Perkins Simplicity. I was able to get a slip to root and grow....lucky me! My friend died after a strong battle and I call this rose my "Bonnie Rose" in memory of her.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009


You can tell you're in Oregon where you see so many things that come from lots and lots of water, whether from the sky or the sea. The first is some moss growing from a tree. Second is lichen on a railing and the third is a very large piece of driftwood. All really amazing when you study them.
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Some days the kids dress themselves in the morning. You can clearly recognize their unique and individual creativity, can't you? Does the Devil REALLY wear Prada?
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I frequently change my screensaver and this is the latest. The photo was taken from an overlook on our beautiful Headlands trail. Somewhere down there but out of sight are some baby pup seals waiting for Mama to bring home some lunch. I happen to like the way part of the photo is blurred. It feels more like the movement of the sea, less static. We have one of the most beautiful coast lines in the world!!
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Monday, June 15, 2009


This spring has so many beautiful flowers blooming right now that it's hard to choose which photos to post. Here are four of my latest favorities; a David Austin rose, some very old cornus and the wild foxglove that grow everywhere around southern Oregon. Beauty abounds!!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I know I should have the sun behind me but if I wanted to photograph this, there wasn't too much alternative at the time. But I sort of like the effect anyway. Posted by Picasa


While on a girl's weekend we toured the gardens of a beautiful home that was for sale. This fish pond was so lovely. The more I looked the more I noticed beneath the surface. Sort of like life, huh?
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Monday, June 8, 2009


I was attracted to the stark and almost dreary look. This dead tree is all that remains of a clear cut. I've named these barren dead trees as "ghost trees". Appropriate, don't you think? And it was located on Seven Devils Road on the way to Coos Bay. Perfect!!
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One of the glorious sunsets from our back deck....I like the silhouette of the trees against the colored sky. Gives the colored sky a little more 'pop'. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Here he is......"He-Who-Keeps-My-Toes-Warm" Wonderful man!! I'm a lucky lady.Posted by Picasa


I thought these photos of Bandon just improved in black & white. The first is old piling on the Bandon harbor. The second is the lovely Bandon lighthouse and the third is the jetty between the Pacific and the Couquille River. I took them quite a while ago but they're among my favorites. Makes you want to visit Bandon, hmmm?

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Meet Sienna. Isn't she a little cutie?? I was drawn to her cautious curiosity, as well as her big blue eyes. Hopefully, she'll come to more art programs and become comfortable enough to give the camera a big smile next time!Posted by Picasa