August 18, 2008

Almost time...

My genetic make-up is Icelandic on my mother's side, and English on my father's side. Probably why I do better in cool climates. And here I am living in the high desert...hmmm...

Next Sunday I'll be at the Oregon Coast. I'm looking forward to 60 degree weather, mist, salt air and sandy toes.




images from Oregon State Parks

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh



21 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful pictures..Can't take the heat either..Don't like the humid weather either..

littlebyRD said...

You are going to have such a wonderful time! Which beach will you be going to? We used to love to go stay at the Coast Cabins in Manzanita but haven't been back in a few years. Need to do that!

High Desert Diva said...

Whalen Island and Beverly Beach.... north of Newport


I can't wait!!!

willow said...

Ahhh...looks and sounds refreshing! I love Lindbergh's book.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Oh now I really must go and watch The Goonies. The three rocks are a big part of that movie & you have one right here :) Just love your coast! Have SO MUCH FUN getting cooler :)

Will look into that book, thanks!

RainbowMom said...

I'm breathless with those pictures. We've been down to Whidbey island but I can't wait to travel the Oregon Coast. :) Have a great time. Peace!

Mooney ♥ said...

Oh yay! Enjoy your trip love! And hope you are getting some of this rain over there too...

Victoria said...

Upon the first photograph, before I even scrolled all the way down, I immediately thought of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and her lovely words!

Enjoy!

littlebird said...

“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) / it's always ourselves we find in the sea”
E.E. Cummings.

: )

A Cuban In London said...

I know what you mean. My best friend is Cuban and always used to say that he had been born in te wrong country because he loved colder climates. I am an autumn sign and favour that season a lot better than summer or winter. I love spring, too.

The photos are excellent. Nature is such an excellent performer, she wears her better garments so that we can capture her beauty in its glory.

Greetings from London.

High Desert Diva said...

Littlebird-
Great ee cummings quote!

Fiber Focus said...

Well, there ya go! I knew there was a reason why I liked you! My Mom's Icelandic, too! A Gislason... With only 150,000 Icelanders in the home land, we are all related!

Photos are gorgeous, too. I also prefer warmer climates and so does my mother. One of the nasty genetic gifts we get is arthritis... So, the desert is probably a good place for you!

Lisa B. said...

The Oregon coast is amazing!! Have fun:D

13 Delancey Street said...

Wow. I'm going to have to get myself to Oregon someday -- I love these shots!

M.Kate said...

I remember the Icelandic part...

salty air and sandy beach...will do for me anytime :D Beautiful pictures and am sure we'll see more when you are back. Hugs :D

Elizabeth said...

Looks like you have a treat in store!

Paz said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Have a safe and fun trip.

Paz

Mrs.French said...

I hope you have the most wonderful time...take lots of photos!

Hey Harriet said...

Have a fun holiday! Have a splash for me too!

Alissa said...

That looks absolutely breathtaking...my idea of paradise! Can't wait to hear all about it!

fly tie said...

something about those kinds of pictures draws me in and makes me want to be there. it's just so soothing looking. i've got a thing for gloominess, gray skies, and rain.

i don't do cold weather but can definitely get with 60 degrees.

have a wonderful time!