Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Picture Postcard Perfect

cove

I am back from our weekend getaway to the beautiful Oregon Coast-already missing the ocean and eager to return.  In the meantime, I took a few photographs to look at to tide me over until our next visit.  Here, in no particular order, are some scenes from the seaside.

 

rock reflection

gull

Amy and Kona

I noticed later on that when I took this picture of Amy I also captured-not a bird as I first thought-but Kona’s stick in mid air!  It’s just below the surf at the same height as Amy’s shoulder.

 

shells

Hours could be spent searching for agates and ocean smoothed glass hidden among the other sea treasures.  I loved the colors of the rocks and shells on this beach.

 

rolling waves

green rocks 2

sea weed

beach kona

I wish I could say that this photo captures Kona gazing serenely at the ocean for the first time in her existence, but she really happened to be staring manically at a lady in a very large puffy knitted turquoise hat.  It was all we could do to distract her so as to prevent her from running after the poor woman! Maybe Kona thought the hat was a strangely colored wayward sheep.

 

drift wood

crashing wave

the end

And that, dear readers, is the end for now-which is all that you can see of Kona in the bottom right-hand corner of this photo.  Streaking through the frame faster than the camera shutter could capture her–she left nothing but her footprints in the sand.

Have a great week!

17 comments:

  1. I love all the shots of Kona :) Looks like you had a wonderful time. Your photos are definitely postcard worthy!

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    1. Thanks Tammy! We really did have a great time:)

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    1. It is! I hadn't been in a while and I'd forgotten a little. The water is so pretty!

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  3. Looks like a wonderful time! I miss the ocean, it's been years and years...

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    1. Jacqueline-it was wonderful-and I hope you get to see the ocean again very soon:)

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  4. Oh I would love to have been there I love the ocean and living in the middle of Canada it is quite the trek to get to it. Your photos are amazing. OH dear wish I had been there. :) B

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    1. Thanks B! There is something so restorative about the ocean, and I hope my pictures bring you a little bit of that feeling:)

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  5. Valerie! Those were great photos. Many were very very NICE!!! Glad you are back and having shared those with us / me. You are so fun. NO - YOU - ROCK!!!!

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  6. Gorgeous.

    Anything near the ocean is my kind of vacation.

    (And every time I read your dog's name I miss my favorite coffee. Kona. Every try it?)

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    1. Thanks Tina-mine too:) And whenever we go to Hawaii we always treat ourselves to Kona coffee. It is so, so, so good, isn't it?!!

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  7. Oh, it looks just gorgeous. I really do need to come visit you sometime. :)

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    1. Melissa-anytime, my dear. You are welcome out here anytime! I'd love that! :)

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  8. Great photos Valerie! I have traveled to the west coast once as a child, but hope to go out that way again.
    Everyday I'm surrounded by lakes but there is something inspiring about standing on the beach staring out into the majestic ocean waters! Have you ever found any Japanese glass fishing floats?

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  9. You can share a picture post with me any day! These were beautiful. My favorites were the seagull on the rocks and the last picture of Kona, but I loved them all.

    I've never been out west. These pictures make me want to visit.

    I hope your day goes well:~)

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  10. Gorgeous pictures! What a beautiful little getaway. Makes me dread what is outside right now even more - snow and more snow!

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