09 September 2013

A Wee Break from my Beautiful Blogging Break;)

A few photos from the last 10 or so days...
when we spent time at a favorite bay
(yikes...too late to adjust the color balance now--LOL).
This was a fun adventure with lots of things to see...
if you look very, very carefully you might see one thing we saw.

A little better on the color balance (yippee!)...
can you tell I LOVE seagulls?

A moment in time when I was really, really wishing I had my zoom lens on...
lots going on in this photo!
Hope you can see everything going on...

Yep, so LOVE seagulls--so LOVE the blue, blue sky!

And, of course, on my beautiful blogging break we have spent some time
 in the mountains,foothills and forests of Oregon...
this, was taken at Jonsrud Viewpoint
(we were on a mission of mercy near there--
delivering some of our organic prunes to family who LOVES our homegrown fruit).
I am thinking Mt. Hood needs some snow...it's looking a little 'naked' here;)
BTW, no snow yet,
but there is a bit more autumn color in the mountains and foothills
in the valley!
Yea for all the beautiful yellows and reds of early autumn!

Now up to near the point where the great Columbia River meets the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean.
You are looking at Washington state here ladies and gentlemen.
Hum....that makes me think of all the places I have been wanting to visit up there--
Mt Rainier, Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula, the lower Columbia River...

Can't forget our time in Salem either ...
Salem is the capital of Oregon for those who may not know.
Here, along the Willamette River,
we captured a photo (OK more than one photo) of the sternwheeler riverboat there.
I am fascinated by sternwheelers.
Part of our family lore says an ancestor
(or was it a sibling of an ancestor)
or was it gambled--
on one.
We also went to A. C. Gilbert Discovery Village,
my first time there,
 where Aimee had AS MUCH fun as
the kids and,
Riverfront Carousel (where Aimee had AS MUCH fun as the kids--
well after she decided she was not going to get dizzy going around in circles)...
Later that day wasn't quite as much fun,
 when she and Little Miss
 got caught in a HUGE rainstorm while getting groceries.
OK it was a little fun,
and very exciting,
 figuring out how to keep water off the granddaughter in the sundress
and out of the car when loading grocery bags loaded with groceries and rainwater!
Teehee--you got to roll with these weather challenges!

And last, but certainly not least, a family portrait of all of us at Coffenbury Lake
(Fort Stevens too)
on the northern Oregon coast...
you didn't really think I wouldn't include at least ONE photo of my grandkids, did you?
Wishing you a great day...
and now back to my beautiful blogging break--
for awhile longer that is.


by Teresa said...

What a nice break from your break! You've been zooming about having fun, haven't you? Thanks for sharing!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda W. said...

Welcome back from break! I love your ocean photos. Love going to the coast - maybe I'll have to hike there next weekend. :) Yes, the rain last week was something, wasn't it?

aimee said...

Thanks! Yep, I sure have...trying to squeeze every moment of sunshine out of these last few days of official summer;)

It's more like a little break or intermission...not back to regular blogging yet. Thank you Linda--I am glad you enjoyed them:)
I would LOVE you to go hiking there...if, of course, you promise to take more lovely photos of those cliff sides and mountain tops you always find!
It sure was--I was SHOCKED to find that my car trunk was dry, except for a small amount of water that was on a plastic bag!

Grayseasailor said...

Hi Aimee!
I have been catching up on your posts...could not believe I have missed so many the last few months I have been galavanting around the country. I loved that you have been having a Grand time and seeing so many wonderful sights, attending neat festivals, and harvesting yummy fruit! Thanks for posting and sharing encouraging Scripture. I appreciate your efforts and pray for continued blessing on you and yours.
Gracie xx

Betsy said...

I looks like you're having a wonderful time on your break. I think I was at the Jonsrud viewpoint with Gracie. Is it in Sandy? I'm never good at names of places. You have beautiful photos Aimee. I, too, love seagulls and have several in my Oregon beach themed kids bathroom. I took them while in Lincoln City and it was as if they were posing for me very nicely. :-)

aimee said...

Very happy to hear that you have enjoyed the Bible verses! I really enjoy posting them...
Thank you especially for your prayers. Our family is going through a very challenging time right now and we would appreciate prayers very, very much.

Yep, Jonsrud Viewpoint is in Sandy... Teresa, Gracie and I all have posted photos from there before!
Yea! Another seagull and coast lover--I think a beach themed room would be wonderful! But then I would also need a forest themed one too:)
Happy to hear you have enjoyed the photos!

Terri Buster said...

Welcome back for a tiny break from your break! Lovely shots of the ocean and of the mountain in the distance. I love the mountains!

aimee said...

Thank you! It's nice to be back--even if for one day. So glad to hear you liked seeing some photos of the PNW...I LOVE the mountains too:)

Helen said...

Beautiful photos :)

Sam said...

Very nice Aimee. You can include as many grandkids as you'd like. It's your blog and your chance to share whatever makes you smile.

aimee said...

Thank you! Hope you are doing great;)

TY Sam for your comment. They definitely DO make me smile;)

Becky L. said...

nice photos. Glad you are having a good time. We are headed north then east in a few weeks. maybe snow on a mountain by then or not. Will see! Never a dull moment with camera in hand, huh? Hugs!

aimee said...

Thanks! Have a safe and happy trip! You will see beautiful scenes no doubt:)
You are SO right!
God bless,

Willow said...

Hi AImee ,
Somehow I had missed this post , just found it.
Glad you are enjoying your time.
That picture in the foot hills of the Oregon Mountains just captivates me to no end. Have a wonderful time with your family.

aimee said...

Thanks! I love that viewpoint--one of my favorites no matter the season! It is located on a bluff overlooking the Sandy River valley and Mt Hood. I was quite happy our errand of 'mercy' took us up to that area :)

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