Thursday, September 13, 2012

As Summer Comes to an End...........

Hi Everyone! :)

I know I have been MIA but as my youngest headed back to school in Ohio and then on to Boston for a college internship, my Daughter packed up and when back to live in San Fran (where her heart is.......thanks Tony Bennett, LOL!! :) My Hubby went on his 3rd business trip in 6 weeks to China and the Darling came back and gave me a cold which led to a really bad case of Bronchitis which took 3 weeks to clear up and totally wore me out (so I have asked him kindly not to bring anything back to give me this trip, LOL!!!:) 

My eldest son is still living at home for now but I think he would like a place of his own now he has a job, YAY!!! (only took 2 years after college to get a job, who said the economy is bad............)

It was wonderful to be able to spend the Summer all together, even though everyone was working crazy hours and sometimes not even on the same continent (I'd add, not even on the same planet but that is just rude, LOL!!! :)

So, as the house empties, once again, and no, it never gets any easier, this coming and going, sometimes living here, sometimes not; I know I raised my children to want to go off and spread their wings, I have raised a band of Nomads, I know that, but I think there is a little (actually a lot of :) Gypsy in me too, I always had Wanderlust, so I have no one to blame (well, except my Hubby, He! He! :). 

I am sharing photos of our time spent all together on our Oregon coast vacation during the Summer and remembering what a wonderful time we had :)

I hope you enjoy them too! :)

The first morning we woke to this view looking south, it is a pretty typical Oregon Coastal morning and there is no predicting if it will burn off or not but it is beautiful in its own right :)

But slowly, the sky started to clear :)

Looking North towards Cape Kiwanda started a little overcast and then.......

it got brighter and 

Brighter as the day progressed YAY!!! :)

If you missed the post of the photos I took of that massive sand dune and would like to see how big it is because the people on it look like ants, LOL!!! You can check it out HERE :)

These 4 photos are of the "Dory Days" procession thru Pacific City, we have never been there to celebrate this before, it was so much fun, true Americana, LOVED IT :)

We had some beautiful days and beautiful Sunsets but this night we sat out on the deck facing the Ocean, eating and drinking and I took photos all the way thru the Sun setting, it was absolutely gorgeous, not sure my camera did it complete justice but I LOVED the changing light :)

Just in case you didn't see this on FB, here is the Chipperfield Clan (sans moi), Sam, of course, doing his impression of "Blue Steel" :)

The Beautiful,



Mighty Pacific Ocean :)

Tierra Del Mar, such a gorgeous beach :)

It was quite windy this day I took these shots at a view point on 101 and this seagull was having trouble launching, I didn't like to mention that she really had too much eyeliner on, seemed like she was having a bad enough day, LOL!!! :)

Last night, at the Pelican Pub at Cape Kiwanda, watching the sun set, not too shabby :)

If you've ever had a bad day, think of this poor women she has been like this for as long as I can remember, LOL!!!!  Thru all weathers and it is part of our family tradition to check she is still there every time we visit Pacific City on the Oregon coast, we call her the "Lady in the Loo" but we do not know anything about her or how it came to be :)

I hope you enjoyed these and it is good to be back :)

Have a lovely Thursday :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Charlotte said...

Love the photos! I want to go back to the beach as often as possible! Nothing like it. I really like the seagull photos.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh, this so makes me want to take a little trip. Great photos!

Annette said...

You may have raised them to go off and spread their wings, but they know they will always have 'home' to come back to. I'm happy for you that you got to spend the summer with them!

It looks like you had a really great time on the coast. I love the sunset shots!

I'm so glad you're back and look forward to hearing more from you. xoxo

Meeling said...

Gorgeous shots!!

And yes, when they go off, you're still a mom and we still worry and do our "mom thing". ;-) My oldest two are out so I know the feeling. I still have the younger 2 at home, though they are growing fast and I know that true empty nest day will come.

Nice to see you back in blogland!!
Though next time it would be nice to see your face in the photo too. :-D

2justByou said...

Lovely photos!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I love all the beach pics, and I like the golf cart too! =)
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Sharon said...

Great Oregon coast photos--really gorgeous. Makes me want to drive over to the coast this weekend!

Almost Precious said...

T, sounds like your summer's been rather hectic but filled with wonderful times.
Love all the beautiful photos of the Northwest Coast with its amazing and powerful Pacific Ocean. What a surf !

Ha, ha I bet there is quite a story behind "The Lady in the Loo". :D If you ever find out please pass it on as I'm sure we would all love to hear it. ;)

Additionsstyle said...

What a beautiful collection of photos! The Pacific coast is really amazing. Sounds like you had a crazy busy summer, and I am sure you will miss everyone not that they are gone.
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shellie said...

it looks so beautiful there. can i come live with you???? i hope you are doing better. i have been super missing i think im blogged out.....

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

I know what you mean Shellie; I have been so wrapped up in life that blogging has taken a back seat recently.

I still check in to see if you are around :)

Take Care, Cheers, T. :)

thewovenspoke said...

Awww! I spent 3 weeks in southern Oregon this summer and can't wait to go back! Wonderful pics I wanna go back!