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!