Saturday, August 11, 2012

Haystacks, Lighthouses, and Flowers (Seaside, OR)

I haven't been working on any of my projects.  We finally have TV and I am enjoying watching the last week of Olympics.  It is hard to sew when there's fantastic athletes competing for gold.  I missed most of the swimming and gymnastics, but I got to see Misty and Kerri win gold in Beach Volley Ball.  That made up for missing my two favorite events.

We have been getting out and visiting the area.  Seaside is just as lovely as I remember it.  We walked along Seaside's Promenade along the beach and then around the downtown area.  So here are a few of the sights that caught my eye...

Quaint gingerbread style beach houses...

Isn't this a darling fence?  Love birds in the garden.
 People and birds mingling together.
Psst!  Can I have the extra coffee?
 Retro and bright colors....
along with lighthouse style buildings adds a wonderful festive feel to the downtown area.
We stopped by the Carousel Mall to watch the carousel.  I would ride the seahorse!
 Flowers everywhere....

 We visited the Ecola State Park south of Seaside on Hwy 101 and just north of Cannon Beach.   I was taking a landscape view when this seagull decided to fly through.  Usually it is people walking through my shots.
Tall Haystack in Cannon Beach
We had a great view of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.  The story of building the lighthouse and maintaining it is quite a defeat against weather and sea.
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse
Last, but not least...this little guy was sitting pretty on what looks like a dry Queen Anne's Lace flower.  I'm not sure if he has been in a fight and lost feathers or if he is so young that all his feathers have not grown in yet.  Either way, he was quite calm about sitting in an open spot watching the people walk by.
Happy Trails!


  1. Beautiful shots of the beach!! We havent traveled there yet. Can't wait to finally "retire" and travel around!! Enjoy your travels!! Sorry we missed each other!! We just went to Cliffside the other day to visit and see the new park.

  2. You are excused from handwork as long as you keep those wonderful pictures coming.

  3. I used to live near Seaside. I like to walk on the beach. I loved it except for the rain. I would be there now if it wasn't so wet.

  4. Seaside is just as charming as I imagined it would be. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.

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  6. This is my first visit to your blog, so apologies for commenting on an older post - I love the Oregon coast (my grandparents lived in Agate Beach - north of Newport in the 60s). Did you get to Tillamook? There is a wonderful fabric store there called Jane's Fabric Patch. My first visit was this past summer - the fabric went on and on and on. Easy to spend hours, and lots of $$$ there ;) It's in an old house painted very pink!


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