Days 15 – 18: Catch-Up Edition

Friday January 15, 2010

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.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Osbasso says:

    I love that part of downtown! Very cool!

  2. Just me... says:

    I love the photo of that bird!! Yes, the rest are lovely too.. But that bird looks as though either it’s about to swoop down upon you or it is in the process of being scared away.. Can’t make up my mind which.. Excellent!!

  3. Great photos. The picture of the seagull is awesome. I love it.

  4. Hubman says:

    That bird picture is awesome, it looks like the bird is looking right at you! One of these days I’m going to try my hand at some wildlife photography. You know, once it warms up!

  5. I want to come home! Damn you and your photographic skills!

  6. Vixen says:

    What totally amazing pics! The ones of the beach I’m in awe of….they seem so surreal. *stunning*

  7. Secretia says:

    Thanks for the pictures, they tell me I must visit there one day.


  8. Great shots Emmy. The beach shot just reinforced my desire to travel to the Pacific Northwest soon.

    I also echo everyone’s thoughts on the seagull; it’s challenging to get a really great shot of wildlife even when they are tempted by tasty treats! 🙂

    Looking forward to the next set.

  9. Love them all but the bird one was great!

  10. i have never seen a shit hawk look so lovely.

    great pics doll

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