Monday, September 30, 2013

Clearing Skies



Clearing Skies

Since Friday, the north coast of Oregon has been pounded by three powerful Pacific storms which produced record setting rainfall and wind gusts that exceeded fifty miles per hour.  Needless to say, we were not wanting for fresh air.  It was also wet, my rain gauge recorded nearly eight inches during the storm’s.

It was with great joy that I found clearing skies while visiting the beach this morning to check out the surf.  Hopefully we will see more of the sun as the week progresses.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Storm Light



Beards Hollow

Today could best described as blustery.  One minute the wind was blowing the rain sideways, then thirty minutes later it was calm with patches of sunshine.  During one of the calm periods, I made a trip to Beards Hollow, which is located on the Washington coast.  I spent an hour photographing the wetlands and the bluffs overlooking the ocean with little success.  As the sky off to the west began to threaten rain, I began the mile hike back to my truck.  As I turned to leave, I noticed the last of the sunshine as it lit up the dunes and beach grass.  Despite getting wet, the adventure was well worth it!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Approaching Storm



I made a mad dash to the beach yesterday in an attempt to catch the last of the summer as the first storm of the season rolled on shore.  As I arrived at the South Jetty, the skies opened into a down pour but I got a quick glimpse of the last of summer to the south.  Sometimes you get lucky and that only adds joy to the journey!