We've been adventuring the last few days. One stop was a glass blowing shop in Taft where this cute little fella followed me out the door. :-)
I fell in love with this one because of the bright orange pumpkin that is beautifully ridged and the green top is the same color as my collection of Jadeite vintage glass dishes and tea cups.
We went for our late lunch to Kyllo's which is in Lincoln City on the D River, the worlds shortest river. :-) It's a great view of the river and the ocean there and the food is very VERY good.
Our favorite thing there is the grilled beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes and the vegetable this time was DEE-liscious, Italian flat green beans sauteed to perfection in butter with a sprinkling of Parmesan.
After lunch we went to the glass shop, let me show you more of the pumpkins.. which one would you pick?
I liked this white one.
Black ones. So, of all these which one do you like the best?
I pulled in to this tiny park in Taft with a view of these 3 islands with amazing trees growing out of the rocks.
I just really love the aesthetic, graphic quality of these islands and these hardy trees that thrive and exist with barely any soil.
And of course we had to visit my favorite "nurse log" in the Siletz River. Happily, it's still there and growing.
The cute little trees and Salal.. one time when I visited there was a Canada Goose on a nest on one end.. that was pretty amazing, I must say.
I'd love a nurse log in my yard.
Our lunch yesterday was a disappointment. We went to a Chinese restaurant for the first time and the food was bland and just not very good. We will not return to that place. Then we drove through Depoe Bay and the ocean was stormy and crashing into the rocks and flying up into the sky. I rolled down my window and got some photos from the dry and warm car. :-) These water plumes are shooting up at least 20 feet from below this wall.
It was funny and annoying but people kept walking up and standing right in front of me when I was trying to capture photos of the plumes of sea shooting up. :-)
Boom.. crash.. mist..
We had some downpours overnight, it scared the dog! Right now there is some blue sky showing and huge waves crashing. Soon we will put on our coats and hats and head off for our late lunch and sight-seeing. :-) I'm wearing my Corner-2-Corner triangle shawl in Autumn colors and yesterday a woman in the restaurant called out and asked me if I made it myself, so I went over and chatted with her and her party of 5, let them all feel it and told them what brand of yarn I used. I told her the pattern name too. I always make new friends when I'm wearing my shawls!
A shot Dayle took for me to share right now. OK.. off we go to find lunch and far vistas.. and hope for the rain to hold off. :-) Do you have any fun weekend plans? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)