ghost-riders in the sky…

Hope this doesn’t cause an ear worm, but I couldn’t resist this for Halloween. :roll:Bandon-5964

Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us. 
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Blacklock Point

This one took a 4 mile hike to get to, but was well worth the view….


Looking north back toward Bandon


That over these sea pastures, wide rolling watery prairies, and Potters’ Fields of all four continents, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms, reveries; all that we call lives and souls lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like some slumberers in their beds; the ever rolling waves but made so by the restlessness. 
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

after the storm

I’ve waited one very long, hot, dry, boring summer for this……Bandon-8467

They sicken of the calm who know the storm. 
Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems

more from the stormy Cape Blanco

Looking north from Cape Blanco


Since it’s the westernmost point on the Oregon Coast, it seems to catch all the stormy weather head on.


Though it makes for some delicious scenes…


Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys. 
Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven

Cape Blanco sort of day

Beautiful clouds though the wind gusts almost blew me away…..


There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore. 
Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

‘shroom in the woods

A perfect day for a hike at Cape Blanco presented this lovely fungus specimen.


I wasn’t tempted to try it for dinner.


Want is a thing that unfurls unbidden like fungus, opening large upon itself, stopless, filling the sky.
But needs, from one day to the next, are few enough to fit in a bucket, with room enough left to rattle like brittle brush in a dry wind. 
Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never

it’s that time of year again…


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. 
Albert Camus

storm surge at Shore Acres

On a bright, clear, sunny day, somewhere out there to the west a big storm must have been brewing… it makes for some truly spectacular and exciting waves on our shores…shore_acres-8156

Note the people standing at the fence on the cliff near the right edge for a bit of perspective or scale.shore_acres-8157

We walked over to where those folks were standing and encountered a few that were thoroughly soaked.shore_acres-8158

The energy that comes with this explosion of surf is pretty incredible.


For a video of an earlier storm: (if you’re short on time, jog forward to around the 6:00 minute mark)

the gathering storm


Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

going a little bit crazy

…or perhaps a whole lot crazy? It was all those crazy colored hills that did it! But I simply couldn’t resist.untitled-2

 There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened. 
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe


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