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~Today’s Photos – July 26, 2014~

`Newport, Oregon

`South Beach State Park

`Arrived July 23, 2014

 

Today we visited….¬†

Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Natural Area

Yaquina Lighthouse
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Offshore Islands at Yaquina
Offshore Islands at Yaquina Head Natural Area
Yaquina Head Natural Area
Yaquina Head Natural Area
Copple Beach
Copple Beach
Having a ball!
Having a ball!
Howard at Yaquina Lighthouse
Howard at Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Yaquina Head Natural Area
Colors of Summer
Seal Rock (in the distance)
Seal Rock (in the distance)
"Tomorrow she will show you some of Yaquina Head Natural Area!"
“Tomorrow she will show you some of my friends here at Yaquina Head Natural Area!”

~A face of stone smiles from within~

 

A face of stone smiles from within,

just off shore for everyone to gaze upon,

when looking out to sea in this harsh climate,

her warmth reaches out in a loving caress.

 

She greets the rising sun and accepts her daily task,

to protect the creatures that seek refuge within her embrace,

she kisses the moon as the tides swell around her,

and wishes upon the stars that peace will come again tomorrow.

 

Face Rock
Face Rock – Bandon, Oregon
Face Rock
Face Rock
Tides, the Rhythm of Life
Tides, the Rhythm of Life

 

Playing in the surf
Playing in the surf

 

Ocean Hillside
Ocean Hillside

 

Shoreline by Coquille Lighthouse
Shoreline by Coquille Lighthouse

 

Bandon, Oregon
Bandon, Oregon

 

We enjoyed our nine days at Bullards Beach State Park in Bandon, Oregon (July 7-15)! We walked the mile and a quarter from our RV to the ocean everyday. We enjoyed searching for and eating at some of the local eateries, especially the Face Rock Creamery. Their cheese and curds are delicious and the ice cream they serve, from a local dairy, is wonderful! The best Fish and Chips can be had at the Bandon Fish Market.

Day trips in and around Bandon and birding in the area topped off our visit. I added five new birds to my life list. A visit from friends, traveling in their RV, spent a few days with us, which was truly a highlight of our time at – Bandon by the Sea!

 

Until next time…….

~Shooting Macro – Photos from the Oregon Coast~

 

Sharing with Macro Monday 2

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Banana Slug
Banana Slug

Photo taken this morning while hiking in William M. Tugman State Park

 

Barnacles on a Log
Barnacles on a Log

Photo was taken while walking on the beach at Bullards Beach State Park

 

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I have seen these blooming shrubs at Bullards and Tugman.

 

Stellar Feather
Stellar Feather

Photo taken this morning while hiking in William M. Tugman State Park.

I looked down and saw this feather; I think it is a Stellar Jay Feather

 

Beetles? The wind was blowing!!
Beetles? The wind was blowing!!

Photo taken at the Dean’s Creek, Roosevelt Elk viewing area near Reedsport, Oregon

 

A Dining Ant
A Dining Ant

 

Photo taken yesterday, while hiking around Hall Lake across 101 from Tugman State Park

 

~Today, July 12, 2014 captured in Photos~

Today, July 12, 2014 captured in Photos

Scenes from Bullards Beach State Park

and the beach at Face Rock

A Cloudy Day at Face Rock
A Cloudy Day at Face Rock
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A little color
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Home to many
Western Gull
Western Gull
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Found along a trail in Bullards Beach State Park
Path to the ocean
Path to the ocean
The beach at Bullards Beach State Park
The beach at Bullards Beach State Park
Enjoying the Day
Enjoying the Day
Dirty face Sibe
Dirty face Sibe
Beach Scene
Wind Shaped Sculptures
I believe this is a Double-crested Cormorant
I believe this is a Double-crested Cormorant

 

I believe this is a Wrentit (young)
I believe this is a Wrentit (young)

 

White-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow

 

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Rock Art

 

Another fun day at the beach!

~LaPine State Park, Oregon~

A few photos from LaPine State Park

LaPine, Oregon

July 3 – July 6, 2014

Chipmuck
Chipmunk, A campsite visitor
Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor
"Yuck, I am so tired of having to pose for these photos!"
“Yuck, I am so tired of having to pose for these photos!”

 

Deschutes River
Deschutes River

 

Sheila and Howard
Sheila and Howard

 

Deschutes River
Deschutes River

 

Mt. Bachelor
A nice fence!

LaPine State Park is located between LaPine and Bend, Oregon. It is a beautiful state park offering miles of hiking, biking and walking trails. And, of course all the river activities one would ever want. There are three RV loops for camping; we would recommend the south loop. We were in site six, which was a very nice pull-through overlooking a large, grassy area.