Indecisive Weather Doesn’t Slow us Down

Yesterday evening the clouds on the horizon broke just long enough to give us a beautiful sunset


which seemed to cue the gull to hunker down and get comfortable for the night


but took me out to the balcony and brave the chill wind because a beautiful sunset cannot be ignored.




The closeups seemed to emphasize the golden glows


but the distance shots captured the glow on the water surface.



This morning awakened sunny and windy


highlighting the fisherman watching the waters for signs of aquatic life I’m sure.


The ocean churned and roiled more vigorously than it has for the past couple of days



and off in the distance, rain showers followed by a rainbow. I had never seen a rainbow over the ocean before, so this was another exciting moment.


We drank our coffee, checked our email, cleaned and clothed our bodies and headed out to check out the glass blowing places. But first, let’s have some lunch – today we’re going to Mo’s, reputed to have the best clam chowder on the west coast. On the way, this pretty pink rhododendron


and our view at lunch on this day where, for the moment anyway, the clouds won their discussion with the sun as to who would prevail.


I must confess that you are getting no photos of our lunches because the smells overwhelm and by the time the food arrives, I am interested only in consuming it.

The Artistic One and I did each blow a glass float, while The Gracious One and The Social Flutterbye acted as our audience and photographers – but you will have to wait until tomorrow to share that adventure. Tomorrow, after we pick up our completed pieces so I can share those with you. Glass must cool for 18 hours you know.

After we blew our glass, we followed a sign to a smaller glass-blowing studio


with an interesting doorway


and a display of some amazing pieces inside. Outside, a few simple pieces were set out to be seen.


Set off a ways, what I believe was their residence – enchanting, I think, on this gray day – the rustic looking structure surrounded by the vivid spring greens.


Homeward bound now, with a stop in Depoe Bay to explore some of the shops there and get an ice cream cone – except – we explored the shops just long enough for the ice cream shop to close and the pouring rain to begin.

Time to be home, cozied in for the night. See you tomorrow!


About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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7 Responses to Indecisive Weather Doesn’t Slow us Down

  1. LG says:

    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.


  2. I’m in complete agreement with LG β€” Beautiful!


  3. Angelia Sims says:

    My, oh, my this sunset is just gorgeous. Those amazing oranges. Wow. Except for the weather, it looked like the trip was a big hit. πŸ™‚


  4. Cee Neuner says:

    The golds are special. I’m thrilled you got to see a rainbow.


  5. Heather says:

    You blew glass?!? Can’t wait to click over to that blog!
    I would love to sit near those cliffs with the sea churning and tossing up spray. Maybe not as close as that fisherman, but your distance looks good. And I’ll have a nice sunset, too while I’m making impossible requests.


  6. Lisa says:

    I’m trying to catch up on my bloggy buddies and am soooo happy I didn’t pass on this one! These sunset shots are gorgeous! I think I could have spent the day in the Alder House just taking photos. Now, I’m on to your glass blowing experience. πŸ™‚


  7. Love your sunsets, the morning skies and the samples of glass-blowing. Can’t wait to see your creations. πŸ™‚


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