Posts Tagged ‘exploring’

wild and free


It’s been beautiful here for days and days. This weekend we hit the road to do some exploring in the wild. There are endless nearby options for getting out in nature, which is one of things I love so much about where we live.

sjetty_1We drove for a while, appreciating the colors of the winter landscape in the sunshine, until we couldn’t wait any longer to be out on foot.

sjetty_3This lake is part of a large wetland, situated in the low lying areas of the surrounding dunes. It’s a great place for birdwatching and would be a peaceful spot for a private picnic.

sjetty_diptych_0The contrast of thick green woodlands and sparse, wide open dunescapes is dramatic, and you can easily transition from one terrain to the other in just a few steps.

sjetty_6In the distance is the Siuslaw River, emptying into the Pacific Ocean.

sjetty_7It is easy to feel small in such an impressive, expansive, pristine natural space. I love that feeling.

sjetty_8The sky has been so vividly blue.

sjetty_9bIn the warmth of the sunshine, we peeled off extra layers and packed them away in our day pack.

sjetty_9cWe saw many animal tracks in the sand. Wondered if these were coyote.

sjetty_9I love this place. So wild and free.

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fresh air

From some recent explorations of the Siuslaw River and nearby beaches (photos taken with my iPhone)… Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, with lots of fresh air!

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No matter how many times I enter the dunes, I feel overwhelmed with the unusual beauty of this landscape. Like being on the moon, or in a rare dreamscape. We ran around and played, explored the many animal tracks, breathed deeply in the cold air, watched the sun set on the ocean and the crescent moon glow in the crisp clear sky. There is comfort in such vastness of nature.

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A perfectly gray day out exploring.

I know I’m not alone in my intrigue for abandoned buildings. I just can’t help but want to explore these places left behind, often still filled with the things of the people who once lived there. I always have so many questions. My curiosity got the best of me once and I explored a place I really shouldn’t have (another story for another time), but I think it is pretty safe to say that this place has been empty of it’s people for a very long time.

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Some sights from the last couple weeks. Even when life seems so full, must make time for the ahhh factor.

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