cloudscapes

Hi! Just stopping in to share some late summer cloud shots I’ve taken recently.

I love a good cloudscape, don’t you? The skies are always a-changin.

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. { RUMI }

Don’t forget to look up sometimes.

I see stars

On Labor Day, Cal and I spent a little bit of time exploring the Florence Jetty.

It was an overcast day but not cold.

We love to explore places together and talk about what we see. Sometimes he helps me see more than I normally would. I am an overly cautious person (I really don’t like getting physically hurt) and a bit of a scaredy cat and he is thrilled by adventure and unafraid of getting hurt. It’s kind of perfect actually, we watch out for each other in totally different ways.

So I, of course, initally protested all the rock hopping and climbing that he wanted to do but he patiently coaxed me into it all.

As we got closer to the beach we noticed that the jetty was a rather happy place for a lot of sealife.

I have never seen so many starfish in my life. Seriously.

Everytime I visit the coast, I make sure to get in at least one visit to the beach. It seems ridiculous since we spent three full days only about a mile from a place like this. There is always so much to do at the coast that you have to make a point to get up close and personal with the ocean.

But it’s always worth it.

summer in the city

Here in Portland, we have had the hottest part of our summer in these early days of September. It finally got up into the 90s. I’m grateful for the heat even though it wears on me. What is summer without a few nights where it’s so hot you can barely sleep, where only a sheet with do (if that)?

After a glorious few months of 70 and 80 degree days… we need those 90s to get us through the next few months. To make us a tiny bit sick of the heat.

Now I feel ready for the coolness ahead. Bring it, Autumn.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park | September 7, 2011
Olympus OM-2n | Kodak Tri-X 400

and then the fog moved in

When I drove into Newport last saturday, it was a gorgeously clear and sunny afternoon. It was hot even! Here was the view from the balcony of the house we stayed in. Awesome, huh?

The next morning, it was all fogged in. It was like a different place. I took two photos of the exact same view to show you the difference.


the bridge, all socked in


the foggy bay

I didn’t leave Newport until around 2 PM and the fog followed me all the way back to Florence. I’l share those photos in a couple days.

I get to go see my best friend get married today. It’s going to be a gorgeous day.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I’m soaking up this heat cause it will be sweater time before we know it!

happy friday!

According to some of my flickr friends, Friday is when you post fence photos. Monday you post bench photos (preferably with you standing on it). I normally don’t go by any schedule. I just post what I feel like but I was playing around in my archives last night and I stumbled upon some fence photos. They’re pretty cheerful, so why not? Happy Fence Friday, folks.

Got any fun plans this weekend? I’m doing happy hour tonight, a wedding tomorrow and a family reunion on Sunday. It’s a full life, I tell you. Have a great day, folks!

along the 101

Last weekend, we went camping near the coast in Florence, Oregon but for
one night I drove up to Newport for my best friend’s bachelorette party. It’s an hour and a half drive each way but it was very scenic since you are driving along the coast for most of it. It is also a very winding which is why it takes so long to go 50 miles.

On the way there, on Saturday, it was sunny and 80 degrees with a bit of
wind. I had all my windows down, with the sunroof open and the music blaring.
I love driving like that when the air is warm on your skin. It feels freeing. I stopped a few times to take photos, I was feeling giddy. Film photography
does that to me.

Here was the view along the way. I love driving the 101.

september seventh

Hi friends,

It’s been nice to take a break from posting here daily but I kinda miss it too. I had a pretty epic holiday weekend and am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things.

Do you enjoy poetry? I love how a really good poem can make me stop and think. Mary Oliver’s poems do that for me. This is one of my favorites.

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
{ Mary Oliver }

What’s your favorite poem? I hope you will share it with me.

I hope you are having a lovely week.

 
Crawfordsville, Oregon | September 5, 2011
Polaroid Colorpack II | FP100-C