12 August 2015

Coastal Collection (+ A Bit Of A Catchup)

Oh my have we been busy these past weeks.
Small One returned from her visit to summer "camp" and we had the pleasure of her company for several days, including a family reunion where we got to chat with relatives we hadn't seen in quite awhile! A lovely trip was made to my beloved mountains where childhood memories were revisited when we rediscovered a swimming hole. Time was spent along the always beautiful sea too where we enjoyed watching a historic train and ate a picnic lunch at a favorite place.
New memories were made at a beloved Scandinavian Festival in the valley,
 where a young one tried out folk dancing, and then just a day later, at a beautiful hillside setting, for a wonderful pow wow. These were some of our fun times.
More challenging times have been dealing with our house and its ongoing problems. Mature, beloved shrubs and trees had to be cut down---cut down with only a slight glimmer of hope that they will grace our life again. But there was no choice as repairs have to be made on the house before the autumn rain season begins and their continued presence would have endangered my Farmer Boy. Sigh, deep--deep sigh.
Speaking of rain--we badly need some. A soaking rain. Actually several soaking rains. This drought is really taking a toll all over the Pacific NW. With all this busyness and stress I feel a bit parched too and am thankful Elul begins this week--I badly need it!
And now, a few photos till I have more time:)
The Three Graces--near Garibaldi + Barview
(love, love, love these beautiful rocks!)
Neskowin Beach
Spoiled, cute, white, fluffy dog at Neskowin
Spoiled, cute, white, fluffy dog having some lunch at Neskowin
Local residents of Bayocean (bayside)
shot as usual during the not-so-golden hours
 Cape Meares Lake
and the Cape Meares community
(from Bayocean Dike Road)
A Neskowin Beach resident
LOL--love this one:)
Before I go, a WORD for Wednesday -- a good verse for Elul too.
You caused abundant rain to fall, O God.
When Your inheritance was weary You revived it.
Psalm 68:9 LEB
Revive us LORD.
Wising you all a joy filled August!
Scripture quotations marked (LEB) are from the Lexham English Bible.
Copyright 2012 Logos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos Bible Software.


Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I hope you are having a wonderful summer, Aimee. These are gorgeous shots, and I especially love the rocks.
Have a wonderful day.

Linda W. said...

Love the three Graces rocks! I've never seen these before - now I must go and find them! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

aimee said...

Thanks! The Three Graces are one of my most fav rock formations to take photos of:)

Thanks! They are quite lovely and I have quite a few photos of them from different angles. You will see them on your right if you are coming south on Highway 101. They are just past Barview and before you enter Garibaldi.

Becky L. said...

Glad you had time to go and have fun. We are needing pur roof done. Amazing how much it costs but better now than it leak and cause a real disaster. We are staying busy too. Praying for rain as well. We browned our lawn out because of the drought conditions. Sugh!!

aimee said...

I feel your pain! Our roof is the main problem we are working on right now too. It's complicated because they made some mistakes when they built this house.
Wishing you well on the roofing Becky!

Sammy Sam said...

Hi Aimee, we're moving too. We're moving from the suburbs (Richmond) back into the City (Vancouver, BC), so my peeps have been very busy as they only have a month to leave their present home for the new one. Like you, they will miss certain things (like the mature trees and other plantings) but luckily they are able to move certain things like the day lilies, the clematis, peony to our new home. We love your photos - makes us feel more peaceful and calm. Thank you.

ellen b said...

Beautiful photos Aimee. Love the verses you shared, too.

aimee said...

Hope your move goes smoothly Sam! That is awesome that your mom and dad will be able to bring a little bit of the old home garden to the new home. I miss our visits in Vancouver, BC. I especially liked Stanley Park -- beautiful!

aimee said...

Thank you! It's a great verse for times like these.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That bird shadow on the sand is wonderful....love the coast .. as you know...enjoy your Holy Days of rest. Thanks for the taste of the north coast.)))

Jill said...

Awesome pictures and loved the dog photos too! ;-) Have a great evening!


aimee said...

I love that one! Thank you--I shall enjoy Elul very much:)
PS: Was very happy to see you finally made it to the coast!

Thanks! Spoiled, cute, white, fluffy dog was very happy to accompany us on our travels while Small One was at summer "camp" :)

Bethany Carson said...

Love the photo of the three graces--those rocks are beautiful. Good quote as well. I'd never heard of the Lexham English Bible before!

Pammy Sue said...

Hi, Aimee! Thanks for visiting and commenting. I was happy to come here and find some other PNW blogs on your sidebar! I'm going to poke around and check out those blogs, some of which I'm already familiar with but others not. I love finding new blogs to keep up with! Have a great weekend.

aimee said...

Thank you! I agree-beautiful rocks, I wasn't familiar with the LEB either, but really liked their translation of that passage.

@Pammy Sue~
You are so welcome! Yea, I LOVE to collect PNW blogs as I really love this piece of paradise:) Wishing you a great weekend also and thanks for taking time to visit and comment.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful views of your corner of the globe, Aimee. Yes, we in the PNW (up into Canada, too) desperately need soaking rains. Our skies are cloudy and the temperature is cool today, so perhaps we will get a little.
I'm sorry for your continued house issues. But maintenance done now will surely be the best for the future.
Enjoy your August!

aimee said...

Thank you! We did get a very small amount of rain the other day, which I was grateful for--but we need much more. I am sorry to hear Canada is getting hit by this lack of rain too. Hope you do get some soon. Thanks for your kind comment about our home. It has many issues, which drive me "crazy", but--on the other hand--it has given us shelter for many years now:)

Victor S E Moubarak said...

You know ... I can imagine your wonderful photos as large posters hanging on a gallery wall. Such beautiful views.

God bless you and your family always.

aimee said...

Thank you! That was most kind of you to say:)

susan zarzycki said...

Hi, just found your blog and enjoyed it so much! I will be returning! I live on the east coast and hope you will visit my blog also. LIVING AN ORDINARY LIFE BLOG. HUGS to you.

aimee said...

Hi and welcome to my blog! Good to have you visit and leave a comment too:) Feel blessed that you enjoyed your time here and look forward to hearing from you again. I will definitely be visiting your blog as I love seeing different parts of our beautiful country and world! Might take a bit though due to home repair and crazy challenges going on right now.
Thanks again for the lovely comment and have a blessed day:)

aimee said...

Hi again! Finally had a chance to visit your blog and enjoyed the photos of Cape May! What GREAT houses--love all the detail:) Thanks so much for sharing. Sorry--couldn't comment on your blog as I don't belong to google+--hope you see this and sorry it took me so long.
Blessings, Aimee

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