Coquille River Lighthouse and more

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Coquille River Lighthouse in creamtone
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Tower of Coquille River Lighthouse through the beachgrass
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Lone tree in the fog
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Sunlight reflected on Cheadle Lake

Addendum: Oops! This was supposed to be posted to my photography blog, underapileofphotos.wordpress.com

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Share Your World – 8/27/18

It’s time for another installment of Cee’s Share Your World. Here are my answers to the latest questions:

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?

Lately, I’ve been nutty. I used to avoid anything with nuts, I’ve come to love them in and on all kinds of baked goods.

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

I sleep with them in whatever state I left them in. I’m honestly oblivious to the condition of my environment, at least until we have visitors, in which case every out-of-place object becomes glaringly obvious.

Are you usually late, early, or right on time?

I’m usually a little early or right on time. I get stressed out if I’m late, and even more so if someone else makes me late. My husband is more of a slightly late person, so you can picture how that goes.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Spending the day at the fair with the kids was a lot of fun. We watched the X Treme Air Dogs at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday. What a fun time! Those dogs were amazing athletes! They are competing again this weekend. If you’re at the fair, check it out!


As always, thanks to Cee for the chance to share our worlds. Have a great week!

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Bliss

Still my bliss, though family dynamics have changed (am I their bliss?), the gorge in that picture endured a huge forest fire, and running was interrupted by work and a broken toe.

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Ah, bliss. A word that encompasses so many areas of my life. Pure enjoyment. Passion. For Photography 101 we were asked to represent out idea of bliss in a photo. I could not settle on just one.

My family is my bliss.

image Exploring the highlands north of Tucson with our son and his fiance

image My husband and partner in adventure

image Most of the family enjoying a beautiful sunset at one of our favorite spots

Being in nature l

image Oneata Gorge in the Colombia River Gorge, Oregon

image A lovely stream on one of many hikes

And running – my newfound bliss

img_20150713_100018.jpg Running for joy and sanity

What is your bliss?

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Share Your World – 8/20/18

It’s time for another edition of Cee’s Share Your World. Here are my answers to the latest questions:

Which tastes better: black or green olives?

I’ve never been a fan of olives, but, like mushrooms and avocados, I’ve developed a taste for them fairly recently. I happen to have a container of olive tapenade in my fridge right now. I finally got to Trader Joe’s (not in my town) after craving it for weeks. I guess I prefer my olives all chopped up and mixed together.

What’s your favorite room in your home?

My favorite room is not actually a room at all. It’s my back patio. In the summer I spend a lot of early morning and evening time out there. (It gets insufferably hot at mid-day.) The hummingbirds buzz around and the dogs lay at my feet as I drink coffee, write, and edit pictures at my patio table. In the evenings I watch the stars and play (such as it is) the guitar out there.

What fictional family would you be a member of?

I think I’d be pretty comfortable in the Weasly family.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I’m still loving that my son and daughter in law are here. It fills my heart to have them close by.


Thanks to Cee for this chance to share our worlds! Have a great week!

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Share Your World 8/13/18

Cannonball! I’m jumping back in after not sharing my world for what seems like ages. If you want to play along, go here. Here are my answers to the latest questions:

A class you wish you would have taken?

Drama in high school. I enrolled and completed the first assignment, which was a pantomime. I loved it, but I was painfully shy and hated being the center of attention for even a moment, so I dropped the class and took something I probably ended up hating. I have always regretted that decision. I should have just faced my fears then and there.

Are you scared of heights?

No… and yes. I am usually not afraid of heights, but sometimes the fear will hit me out of the blue and I will get horrible vertigo. It happened to me on a cliffside hike in Zion. I let go of the chain on a wider section of the trail to take some pictures. The fear struck quickly, and I grasped backwards for the chain. I don’t think I was going anywhere, but you can’t reason with a fearful brain.

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?

I am a good cook. I am no chef. I watch chefs all the time on Food Network. They are creative artists. I have a good sense of what goes together, but given a basket of anchovies and Sour Patch Kids (for example), I’d be at a complete loss.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

My son and daughter in law are staying with us for a while so she can recover from an ACL tear before they do a run of travel nursing. It does my heart good to have them here.


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