Hello! We are having such enjoyable days here at the Oregon Coast. This is the view out of our trailer. Sure, we've had some rain, but actually most of the time it's been quite fair and beautiful. In fact yesterday we had the door open and the sun was shining in and a warm fresh breeze blew over us and we were in heaven. News from home was that it was hailing and cold. Amazing how weather can be different from just a few hours away.
Actually, these two photos are from the sea wall of the place we stay. We were in our truck heading out for lunch and I snapped these shots out of the window! :-)
This was our sunset on Friday. I'm enjoying the view better now from the trailer - Dayle moved the recliners to the other side and instead of looking at the plantings between RV sites, I now can enjoy the ocean and horizon while I relax! Now you're talking!
What I find wonderful and interesting is every time you look out there.. it's different.
The sky is a different color and so is the ocean.
On Saturday we drove the short distance to Depoe Bay and had lunch at the Chowder Bowl - we had.. chowder.. a bowl.. LOL! We also shared a grilled crab sandwich. Then we drove down to the bay front on the "World's Smallest Harbor". :-) We actually went whale watching out of this harbor once, quite an exciting exit and entrance.. and saw whales up close. Did you know their spouting spray smells of digesting fish. It does!
Back in the trailer for the afternoon.. oh honey.. will you hold my skein of yarn while I wind it into a ball? I wound 600 yards and I have to tell you.. that's a LOT of hand winding.. and hubby and I were trying to figure out who had the hardest job.. me winding or him holding.. what do YOU think?
Do you remember this shawl I'm working on? It's my 2nd Elise Shawl.. my blog friend Meredith got me going on this pattern. My first one was RED and I love it. The red one was a blend of 50% baby alpaca and 50% silk. Swoon. This one is pure alpaca. I wanted a white one to wear in Summer. I'm trying to get this done for an event in early June when I'll be wearing a period costume from 1916. I have several more rows to go then I will begin on the lace edge. I use the lace edge from the Ruby shawl pattern instead of the bobble edge on this pattern.
Big ball of deliciousness. I really am drawn to the fact that this is all 100% natural fiber and color.. made in Peru.. from Alpaca grown 13,000 feet in altitude. There has not been ONE knot in this on either skeins I've used.
It rained all night on Saturday night but then the day turned fair and we are enjoying the roar of the ocean, hearing the big waves crashing just yards away from us.. seeing the sea birds fly by.
You hear of the oceans being ruined by trash and debris and I know some of this is true, but I marvel at how pure and clean the Pacific Ocean is and how little debris is on the shore here. I'm happy about that.
The Salal is in bloom.. these cute little pink flowers will turn into dark blue/black berries that are important to the birds here and were used extensively by the Native people that lived here in the past.
Sunday was beautiful.. see what I mean about the clean and pure beauty of it all?
And later in the afternoon the sun reflects off the waves and I adore the "sun pennies" on the water.
We had another wonderful sunset last night. I stood in the door of the trailer and snapped images as the sun lowered.
Day is done... gone the sun..
The US Coast Guard helicopter patrols the beach here and I got this shot of it - I wish the I'd got the nose of it, but at least you can see how fast it's going by!
I've also added a few more flowers to my blanket so I could put it on the back of the sofa to enjoy while we're here. This blanket is neat because you can use it in between working on it! :-)
And here is my "nest" in the trailer.. a very nice place to crochet!
Here is my "palette" of yarn colors, the sun was shining in and we have the door open and it was illuminating my yarn like stained glass! I've also been coloring in the new color-book that my friend Gracie gave me for my birthday. She spoiled me with two big books, 2 small ones, a box of colored pencils and a palette of watercolors that I admired of hers. What a nice and generous friend!
Today is my birthday - my daughter Amy just called from Ohio to wish me a good day. My DIL Kristi texted me a birthday greeting, too. We'll head off this afternoon for a celebratory lunch. Life is so good. I count you all as my friends too.. thanks for coming here to visit me. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)