Monday, June 30, 2014

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014

The theme for the June 28-29, 2014 Annual Lincoln City Kite Festival was "Unleased".  A two day kite flying adventure full of fun for everyone from kids to adults.

This is my first time going to the Lincoln City Kite Festival so, it was a great treat and, I can't wait to go next year...especially with camera in hand.

I have been to the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, Washington but, I didn't see any kites there the size of the ones I saw on the beach in Lincoln City. Some of them are gigantic...for example the whale kite, in the first photo is the size of a real whale.

The sixth photo down, you will even get a better perspective of size with the octopus or, squid one (also, in the first pic here)...they are huge. They are also super colorful and very creative.

What really caught my attention, though were the "Jelly Fish" kites (second photo). They are small but you won't get any cooler...kite-wise. They emulate a real swimming Jelly Fish perfectly when the kite is flying in the air.

The last photo here is of a guy digging in the sand and building a masterpiece. He was some distance from the kite festivities and just having a ball. Why not?

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014


Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014

Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014


Lincoln City Kite Festival 2014 - You go fly a kite...I'll just dig in the sand!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pictures Of Two Portland Oregon Bridges

Portland, Oregon photography for sale: The"Hawthorne Bridge" and the "Morrison Street Bridge".

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Hawthorne Bridge - Portland Oregon (Link to my Red Bubble Site)





Morrison Street Bridge - Portland Oregon (Link to my Red Bubble Site)


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Garden Ideas

This is the third and last post featuring the "Secret Garden Tour" held in Neskowin, Oregon (June 22, 2014) on the Oregon Coast. If you needed garden ideas this was an excellent tour to be on.

There were large garden areas and small ones. The thing that stood out was the diversity that each individual garden featured.

One garden on the tour featured, for the most part, nothing but hanging baskets and garden accessories. It took up only a small area but was highly effective from a decorating standpoint.

Another garden on the tour featured a rain forest atmosphere...something that is prevalent on the coast. It was a gigantic garden...large leaf rhododendrons, interlaced with other robust growing plants and flowers.

If you took photos and notes, you should have come away with a lot of ideas...I know my wife and I did.

The last photo here the "Past Forward - Music Worth Repeating Band". They were at the end of our tour but we did get to listen to some some of their great music.
Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Past Forward - Music Worth Repeating
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

You can get numerous ideas going on home and garden tours in your area. And, maybe incorporating some of their ideas into designing your garden.

When my wife and I lived in the Willamette Valley, we hired a professional landscape designer to map out a difficult area for us. For a nominal fee, she designed a first-class and workable plan for our yard.

It was money well spent because we could follow her plan at our own pace and budget consideration. In the interim, we would attend garden tours in our area to get ideas on what others were planting and how well it would fit into our design. Not only plants and flowers but also garden accessories.

Now, we live on the Oregon Coast and different things grow well on the coast and certain things don't. Recently, we attended a garden tour in Neskowin, Oregon. It was a first-class affair and we received a lot of good ideas for landscaping our place.  Mainly, what to plant and what not to plant.

So, attend a home and garden tour in your area...get some ideas...maybe hire a designer and get even more ideas!

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast

Garden Landscaping On The Oregon Coast
  
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Sunday, June 22, 2014 was the featured Samaritan House Secret Garden Tour & Garden Party in Neskowin, Oregon.

If you are a garden afficionado and, you didn't or couldn't go...you missed something very special.

My wife and I have been to garden parties in the Portland Area in past years. The one in Neskowin surpassed them all.

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

Secret Garden Tour | Neskowin

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wild Flowers On The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast, for that matter, Oregon has some beautiful wild flowers. Since I live less than a mile from the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in Newport, I can walk there and take in the flowers and the sights almost anytime.

Armed with my point and shoot camera, I trek up the hill. As I get past the entry point to the park, I jaunt down to the old "rock quarry'' by the water and, then back up again...then to the end of the Yaquina Head where the lighthouse is.

The different views are magnificent! Everywhere you look there are gorgeous wild flowers. Not a lot of different varieties necessarily but, enough beauty to satisfy the soul. Lots of daisies and lots of purple flowers that I don't know the name of...and, different grasses and horse tail plants.

Wild Flowers - Daisies and Horse Tails

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area - Looking down on part of the old rock quarry

Purple Wildflowers

Horse Tail Plants

Purple Wild Flowers, Grasses and Daisies

Wild Grasses

Looking Up At The Crest Of Yaquina Head

Looking Toward Agate And Nye Beaches - You can just about make out the Yaquina Bay Jetty in the middle of the photo!

Wild Flowers, Berry Bushes, Daisies and Horse Tails

Purple Wild Flowers - Looking down to the Pacific Ocean

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