Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oregon coastline

Taken enroute up the Oregon coast.  Leaf Lady (Gail.)

Heceta Head lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse, near Florence, Ore., at twilight. by Leaf Lady (Gail)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Train Travel #1

I took the train back down to White Plains a week ago this past Sun. I took several pics along the river. Some turned out nice;) I have quite a few to share, but here's one for today! (Pic taken 9-19-09 through the window of the Metro-North, heading south to White Plains NY, from Poughkeepsie, NY)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Patrick's Pt

A couple more of Patrick's Point. LL

more Pat's Pt.

more Pat's Pt., Leaf Lady

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

seals cropped

Here are some of the seals cropped. They did look like little baby maggots in the original (also sent again).  They were pretty far away. LL (Gail)

Patrick's Point

Went to Patrick's Point (state park) today. Here are 3 of the many pics I took. Note the seals in 4970.
This time I started at "Palmer's Point," one of the southern-most points on the Rim Trail, and went north along the trail to Wedding Rock. (Previous visits I've started at Wedding Rock and gone north to Agate Beach, where I've looked for agates and enjoyed being on the beach.) It was only a mile but seemed longer cuz I kept stopping and going down side trails to look and take pics. 
This is definitely a place to take you and Keith when you come. A lovely trail with tons of scenic overlooks.
When I got to Wedding Rock I turned around and went back and DROVE to Agate Beach, so I didn't have to have the 2-mile walk back at the end. Plus I've heard cars can get broken into at Palmer's Point cuz it is pretty isolated.
At the beach I found a lot of LITTLE agates, size of teeth (baby teeth to molars). Only found 3 of any size at all, and those not very big (but bigger than teeth!). But it was very warm and sunny and I was down to one layer!! Hooray!! I think that area is more secluded from the wind or something. It is always warmer there than other places. Now that I have some free passes, I should go there more often.  Leaf Lady (Gail)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


I went to Dry lagoon today. Got there just at high tide so assumed the waves would start receding soon ... but they never really did!!
That guy wearing the hat was reportedly finding a LOT of agates by living dangerously. I found nicer ones than usual in that general area, between waves for the most part, but after I got doused about 5 times (once up to the waist) and even having one of my beach shoes removed (I was able to run and retrive it), I decided to just go sit in the sun for a while.

Leaf Lady (Gail)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


I saw several river otters today while riding my bike along the river. I rode down to the boat ramp and quickly realized some lived under it -- heard lots of snuffing noises and even saw one that was out of the water eating a fish. For whatever reason, they didn't seem to mind my footsteps, but as soon as they heard the camera opening up they ducked! I waited about 15 minutes, but tho I got a few glimpses of them under there, they never did more than poke a nose up really quickly.
It was fun to see them!!
Yes I did zoom in on these pictures, probably the equivalent of 200%.
Leaf Lady (Gail)
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