sand in my shoes

I don’t know if I’ll ever get all the sand out of my shoes or the car….

The beach grass was planted to help keep the dunes in place.

Self-portrait….. I’m really not that fat, I was all bundled up against the ferocious wind.and finally, I HAD to include this….. Β I have NO idea what it’s about? These two were just meandering along the beach by themselves. I think the entire Oregon state ought to take up Portland’s motto: Keep Portland (Oregon) weird…. πŸ˜‰


41 thoughts on “sand in my shoes

  1. Oh Gunta…I was enjoying your lovely sand pictures (very nice, by the way) and then, there it was and it was weird and unexpected and I laughed out loud…thanks for that, you made my morning.

    I agree the entire state qualifies as weird! I love that costume…it is inspiring…That wouldn’t be you by the way? πŸ˜‰


    • It was pretty unexpected for me, too. No, not me… a bit hard to set the camera and run out there that fast. I’m still a bit puzzled by it since there seemed to be no explanation…. no other folks around. At least he/she must have been warm enough in that suit.


  2. We adored the dunes and the beaches in Oregon. I will most likely be carrying some Oregon sand around for some time, in my shoes, in our rig, etc. Interesting final shot there. What is he/she supposed to be, do you suppose? πŸ™‚


  3. A follow-up question/comment… in the one water photo I see a lot of fog or mist or such and high waves, but in the pic with the furry, the water is calm and the colors are vivid. Was the difference from where you were standing (i.e. a cove or such), change in weather, or a bit of both?


    • Totally different beaches. The shot with the blue skies and sand dunes was a beach where the wind chased me to a different, more protected location altogether. That same general area (a mile or so from the cove) is where I decided to hang around and catch the sunset (yet to come -probably next post). I have almost an embarrassing variety of choices when it comes to beaches….. πŸ™‚


  4. I thought of Nancy (Strawberry Indigo) and her post from yesterday (?) when I saw that last photo…weird Portland.

    Beautiful photos, Gunta…if I ever forsake my mountains and canyons for the ocean, you will be largely to blame…just so you know. πŸ˜‰


    • I think Portland (and Oregon in general) takes pride in being weird (as in rugged individualists)… just one of the many things I love about this area.

      I don’t think you’d be at all sorry to come here to the best of all worlds… after all, we do have our mountains and canyons, too. They may just be a smidgeon shorter than yours. πŸ˜‰


    • Yes, it is fantastic, though I tend to prefer days when the wind doesn’t bite. I wish I had taken the time to stop and talk to the person in the funny costume. Now I will forever wonder….


    • Thanks, my dear… as soon as I crest those dunes, the wind hits hard and fast (just some days). In case you didn’t catch the title – I also feel like I bring home about half of that sand dune πŸ™‚


    • Sometimes I get a bit perturbed with WordPress…. somehow your comment ended up in the spam bin. Don’t know how or why. First they dropped you from my “follow” list, now this. Do you suppose they’re trying to tell us something?

      Thanks for the lovely comment. Even if I did have to rescue it out of spam purgatory… your praise is deeply appreciated! πŸ˜‰


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