lighthouse sunset

When the fog isn’t so thick it completely blots out the sun, it can add some real beauty to the scene.Bandon-6505Serenity is when you get above all this, when it doesn’t matter what they think, say or want, but when you do as you are, and see God and Devil as one. 
― Henry Miller

somewhere near infinity

This was shot last February. I had driven a friend to the airport in Eugene (the nearest reasonable sized airport, a mere 3 hour drive from home.) Rather than racing back on the Interstate, I opted to take the slower scenic route along the coast. The weather was perfect while my visitor was here, but then there was a storm approaching. I had to stop to catch some of the fantastic skies that were unfolding as the sun went down….NoCoast-1574A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
― Albert Camus

mother nature’s palette

Few words needed for the wonders of her infinite variety…Bandon-7858Your question is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an Atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations.
― Albert Einstein

a change of color

From cool, refreshing blue to…. a sky on fire.Bandon-7680People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.
― Carl R. Rogers

Face Rock

One of the named seastacks on the Bandon beach. I’ve described the Indian legend that goes along with this maiden staring up at the sky forever and ever… Bandon-2708The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.
― Robert Jordan

Big Sur

Our beautiful southern California coast.Big_Sur-9046This morning I saw a coyote walking through the sagebrush right at the very edge of the ocean ― next stop China. The coyote was acting like he was in New Mexico or Wyoming, except that there were whales passing below. That’s what this country does for you. Come down to Big Sur and let your soul have some room to get outside its marrow.
― Richard BrautiganA Confederate General from Big Sur

Oh! Canada!

Digging way back in archives, I came across this shot from a memorable trip from Canada’s Pacific Coast to the Atlantic. It always brings up wonderful memories. Obviously Canada got the best end of the Rockies. This shot is from an early morning in Jasper National park in the fall of 1979.Jasper-16Things you did. Things you never did. Things you dreamed. After a long time they run together. 
― Richard FordCanada

breathe in the cool…

waves-6380I know of a cure for everything: salt water…in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea. 
― Karen Blixen

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

In my opinion this is the very best part of the Oregon Coast. Not only for it’s beautiful views of seastacks and cliffs and bluffs along a gorgeous ocean. The views are terrific, but it’s also relatively peaceful since it’s not easily reached from large urban areas as are the beaches up north.SoCoast-6200Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oregon’s South Coast

There were far too many turnouts or viewpoints along the coast to keep track of as I headed south of Gold Beach, but I believe this might have been taken at a viewpoint called Arch Rock Point.SoCoast-6170When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. 
― Ansel Adams


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