20 January 2014

Treasures at the Seashore

This weekend was glorious!
Blue skies lifted our spirits;
sunshine warmed our bodies.
And beach treasures enriched our day....
I found this on our first day...
a treasure to decorate my granddaughter's sandcastles.
The amazing thing?
It was still there on the second day!

A coastal 'wishbone'--
how could we resist not making a wish?
One guess as to whose wish is coming true?
(of course love would have wished for her wish to come true)

Love the detail...


One of my favorite views looking out towards Cascade Head
(and to your right is Proposal Rock).
Not seen is the gorgeous long stretch of beach north of this rock.  
LOVE this place!
Not too far away is another beach--Cape Kiwanda.
Cape Kiwanda is the southernmost of the 'Three Capes'
and home of the Dory Fleet.
It is truly a gorgeous beach
(especially with the right lighting which is NOT midday when we were there--LOL).
I like it best during the week when the crowds thin
and the 'natives' abound:)
Here is a post I made a few years ago at this beach
(if you're a gull fan, you might like it)

And of course, one of our family treasures...
in case it isn't obvious,
she is running towards her 'treasure'--
Well since sunlight is streaming through my windows and blue skies are overhead,
it's time for me to find some more treasures (tempting)
or maybe just get some tasks done!
BTW, has anyone seen Disney's 'Frozen'?
Went to see it this last weekend with Small One.
There I devoured a whole lot of buttered popcorn (YUM),
loved the Nordic elements of the movie (fjords, trolls, crafts, etc.)
and the really nice musical soundtrack,
fought back tears at the end of the film 
(yes, really. I think I am in my second childhood--LOL)...
and had an all together amazing time!
But now, two days later,
I can't seem to get Elsa's song "Let It Go" out of my mind
(above link to Disney Animation video on You Tube).
Oh well, at least it replaces last week's reoccurring song
North Oregon Coast, Mid January 2014


Linda W. said...

I just love the Oregon coast! Nice photos.

Betsy said...

Oh how I envy you being so close to the coast. The joy in these pictures is evident. I haven't seen the movie but it sounds really good.

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely trip, Aimee, and a happy glimpse of your sweet granddaughter! You saw places I have not seen on my own, but enjoyed seeing through your photos. xx

aimee said...

Thanks. Me too--especially the less well known parts of our beautiful coast:)

Perhaps some day you will live closer to the coast. Yes, we definitely love the beach--especially the Small One!
Yes, I really did like it -- it had some really positive moral teaching for children (and adults too).

You are so welcome Gracie! It wasn't that long ago since I 'discovered' (or perhaps rediscovered) the first beach and now I can't get enough of it:)

Lorrie said...

Such a gorgeous beach. Oregon's coasts are renown for their beauty and you've shown them off so well. Looks like a very fun day with family.

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Aimee, that is so cool that you get to the beach so often. I feel silly for not going more often as I love it so. Thanks for inspiring me with the photos.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Arti said...

Hi Aimee,

Beautiful shots, I love all the treasures you have shown us here, these are joys in a simple life, priceless indeed.

aimee said...

Thank you! It truly is a gorgeous beach and I am looking forward to returning there soon!
I hope you are getting some sunny skies up north!

TY -- it truly is a blessing especially when the weather is nice! I think you feel the same way I feel about the Cascade mountains and gorge. I love them, but don't get there nearly as often as I would like to. I do hope you will get to the beach soon though...and maybe one day we will even run into each other finally:)
Glad you made it through the strong winds!

Hi and welcome to my little home on the web! I feel blessed that you enjoyed my treasures! You are so very, very right -- these are priceless joys!
PS: Gorgeous cathedral photos on your last blog post! I would have loved being there! I will try to be back as time allows me:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Again, lovely post... brings back great memories. Nothing better than a beach day in the winter ... with your darling granddaughter makes it even more of a blessing!

aimee said...

Thank you very much! It always makes me smile when my posts bring back good memories to visitors!
I SO agree---it was a wonderful outing:)

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