Each year we hop in the car and head north to Oregon. We have relatives in several cities, and get to take in the breathtaking landscapes and partake in all sorts of outdoor activities. All of these photos were taken within a 20 minute drive of Florence, Oregon. This town is a favorite for those that live in Oregon. It offers an adorable downtown to hang out in, as well as, beaches, dunes, rivers, lakes, and forest. We try to fit in a couple of trips to the dunes on ATV’s, where several of these pictures are taken.
We decided to take advantage of the early spring weather and head for the beach this weekend. The kids spent hours playing in the surf, as I huddled under my 50 layers of sun protection. Hey, I’m not half Italian, I’m all things pasty. My Italian father-in-law did poke fun at my hat, sunglasses, long sleeves, sunblock, and umbrella. Don’t worry, I rocked the look. Anyway, 1:00 PM on a bright day is not the ideal time to take pics, so I decided to capture some silhouettes using the glare from the water. This is my favorite:
A few years ago I had the opportunity to stay at a magnificent beach house on Sunset Beach. I woke each morning to watch the dolphins play in the surf from the picture window and each evening I took a stroll by the trees that would frame the ocean. I hope someday I can go back. (more…)