Coastal Research & Weeding

Over Memorial Weekend, we stayed in Yachats at the family house. We spent a large majority of the weekend working on yard chores, but we did take a good break Sunday for a little forest research. Cape Perpetua is situated a few miles south of Yachats along Hwy 101. There are numerous trails and a great visitorContinue reading “Coastal Research & Weeding”

Coastal Break

We took an extended break in Yachats last weekend to try and recuperate from everything. We both had been stricken with some horrible nasty cold thing from the previous weekend (out with people and small children at the Evergreen Air and Space Museum). Fortunately, the coast was warm and super sunny Fri through Sun. MondayContinue reading “Coastal Break”

Looking into ideas

I grew up with parents who wanted to know about the surrounding history and geology of Oregon. When we traveled, which seemed often, we had numerous books stuffed under the front seat for easy access: roadside geology of Oregon, numerous plant & tree identification guides, bird identification guides (plus binoculars), and a state geographic namesContinue reading “Looking into ideas”

Portland Quickie

Portland!!! On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to join my art friends in Portland for a little gallery hopping and a girl’s night out. We stayed at a condo joint-owned by two of the friends. They have a spectacular view of the Steel Bridge on the Willamette River. Our main mission was to visit  WaterstoneContinue reading “Portland Quickie”

Happy New Year 2013!

We ended 2012 as positively as possible by staying in Yachats, Oregon for a few days. December 30: Evening walk before Kate, Jim (Maggie & Hobie), and Kim show up. A beautiful evening and sunset. Gold! Dave and Moby. Love the long reflections on the sand. Sand texture December 31: Rainy, windy and a roughContinue reading “Happy New Year 2013!”

Sunday Balloon Launch

We almost always make it to the  Northwest Art & Air Festival, especially to see the hot air balloons. Some years I participate in the World Wide Sketchcrawl on Saturday to sketch balloons. Other years, we just chase after them to watch them land and pack up. This year, the festival launch on Friday wasContinue reading “Sunday Balloon Launch”

Albany Art & Air Festival: Balloon Launch Saturday

Albany Art & Air Festival is in swing again! Friday the hot air balloon launch was canceled due to an amazing electrical storm that passed through during the early morning. Fortunately today is beautiful. The skies are filled with August harvest dust making for hazy sunlight.  We missed the majority of launches but managed toContinue reading “Albany Art & Air Festival: Balloon Launch Saturday”