Saturday, September 15, 2007

Three Beautiful Things 09/15/07: Light, Bath, Chase

Snug and I went to the ocean today. I fell in love with Oregon all over again. I finally decided that it doesn't have to be either North Idaho or Western Oregon. I can love both at the same time. One difference will always endure, though. When I'm in Oregon, I always miss North Idaho. When I'm in North Idaho, I never miss Oregon.

Here are three pictures of three beautiful things at Heceta Beach today, just north of Florence.

1. It was a wonderful day for sea and sun and sky and clouds playing with each other.

2. Snug seemed to enjoy this moment of bathing in the light!

3. Most of all, he loved chasing seagulls and other birds!

If you'd like to see the pictures I took today, go here. If you'd like to see them as a slide show, go here.


Christy Woolum said...

What a slide show! I think I recognized one part of the beach and may even have pictures from older trips. I kept waiting for a crony corner moment, but then realized you were taking the pictures. Next time when you strike up a conversation with some local, have somebody else take a picture.

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

The first photo and the last are breathtaking. . .

I'm gonna take a peek at the others, too.

MGM said...

I battle in my mind at times when I get Pacific-Northwest-sick ("home" sick style, though the PNW is not my true "home") whether I most miss Northern Idaho or West Coast Oregon (though I lived in Eugene, I DON'T miss Eugene, but only the location of it-sandwiched between the breathless Oregon coastline and the refreshing snow caps).

The fondest memories of my life are of the hiking and camping and moose and wildlife and rugged scenery of Northern Idaho. The most romantic memories of my life are those of a honeymoon and several anniversaries spent in Yachats sitting in front of a fire while gazing at winter storms on the Pacific ocean...and both the quiet moments and meaningful conversation that were inspired by such a backdrop.

Posts like these (read from my relatively boring current Midwest home) truly make me feel "homesick" for the Pacific Northwest again.