This was taken in the South Park blocks in Portland. If you know the area, I was standing behind where the symphony performs – the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. If you look carefully, you can see three of the statues in this park. The first on the left is a Grecian statue/fountain. The second one is a statue of Abe Lincoln. The last one is Teddy Roosevelt on his horse.
Saturday January 16, 2010
This is the mast rigging from the Morning Star replica ship that sits outside of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. We took the kids there Saturday to see how cheese is made. The Morning Star schooner was built as a way for the farmers to get their products to Portland in about 1855. It’s part of the Tillamook Cheese logo.
Sunday January 17, 2010
The kids were feeding seagull on the beach on Sunday morning. I caught this one mid-flight. I loved how the feathers are translucent. And the look on the bird’s face – you can tell it wants to catch some bread in the air.
Monday January 18, 2010
We took one last walk on the beach near Nehart’s Bay on the coast near Tillamook. Last night, we had the most amazing storm. Sadly, it was too dark to see – we could only hear the wind rattling the windows. The beach was filled with seaweed that was ripped up by the storm. I always love the harshness of the Oregon coast. The Oregon coast is extremely rocky. The tress look weather-worn and growing almost sideways. Where is the beach in this picture? We were about an hour from high tide. High tide in the winter is extremely high – so some areas totally lose the beach. This is one of those areas.