Friday, June 25, 2010
I gifted my friend, Tamara, a pair of socks from Solmate Socks for her 40th birthday. She came over for Bible study and she was wearing them. So I had to take a photo of our socks that don't match but they are fun! Since we are both over 40 now, then we need to be aged properly! But who says you can't have fun when you get older? UM--I have met quite a few funny, happy older people that don't let age get them down. I want to be like that. But I've got quite a few years to go before I class myself as old, even if I'm a grandma! It's amazing of the age difference between the two us (10+ years.) We are best friends! Let the good times roll on and have joy in the Lord!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I wanted to share some dahlia photos from last year. I love this time of year, with flowers abundant every where you turn. I'm looking forward to the lavender festival that's coming up and hope to get out the fields and photograph. I love lavender and the color as well. Lovely smell. The creation is so evident in this work of our God. People have cross bred species to make other plants/fruits but the very beginning design is from God. Awesome to see his beauty all around us in this world.
Enjoy your summer!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I heard the ocean waving to me and decided I needed to go see my favorite place in the world. My hubby said he'd go with me. He took a Friday off from work to go. It was the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. So we packed a bag, just in case of wetness emergency or unplanned stay overnight. It was relatively quiet, people wise. The boat below is on the Siletz bay and I think they were setting out crab pots.
Hubby seen here putting his kite together. There seemed to be enough wind to attempt a flight.
Pier from Mo's restaurant that we always walk on when we are there. It's just something we've always done. Tradition!!
There's always seagulls and driftwood, so what's the beach without them?
Hubby attempting to get his kite off the ground. I wound up being his launcher which was ok. I learned that I had to look behind me to verify there weren't any obstacles to fall over while running backwards once kite was launched. I nearly tripped over driftwood a couple times. About the 2oth time launched was the last time I was gonna play launcher. But the kite flew real well the last time, due to pilot finally figuring out exactly how to get it to fly properly. It was quite impressive the last couple times up. Even came with noise!! Our arms were getting tired so we called it quits! Then we walked on the beach, which I love to do. It's so relaxing. Hubby calls it white noise.
One beach house that I like, the one on the right.
A leftover flipflop that looks like it's been in the ocean and back and forth a few times!
I liked the clouds in this shot. I can never seem to take enough photos of the ocean waves. Today there wasn't alot of action.
Hubby likes the green one on the left with all the windows. It's nice too.
Eleanor's undertow has some yummy ice cream that we needed. Delicious! This was window from outside. We'd got in too close to closing for me to take photo from inside. I was only half way done with my cone when the lights started going off. So we went outside. I tend to lick the ice cream instead of biting alot of it, like hubby tends to do. Each to their own!! Mocha Almond Fudge was my choice....delish! Hubby got a sugar free berry ice cream, since he's diabetic. It was good as well. Umpqua ice cream, made in Oregon!
These two photos were on the pavement outside the store. You can buy food to eat there as well.
A gift shop that I went into and purchased the socks (below). I still had my ice cream so I finished it up on their sidewalk. I did spill some at the end because it was so runny. No food or drinks allowed. So I finished quickly so there would be time to shop. It was a little store but found these socks called Solmate socks. Made in Vermont! I bought the Fall Foliage socks. They are so comfy and wash up well. I dry them in dryer partially then line dry.
End of trip, and comfy socks to rest and relax on the recliner. They are cute peeking out of my jeans while lying down!! Our trip to Lincoln City was fun and it's never too soon to go back. Maybe next time it will be to Newport, a bit farther away. I can't complain--it's about 1 1/2 hour drive away to LC which is a fun day trip!