Florence, Oregon, The Place to Be Now

FLORENCE, Oregon.  I chose Florence as the place to hangout and spend some time idling in order to keep out of the inland heat. I am really missing family, and now that the Boys and I are so close it’s hard not to just make a dash south and east into Cali; only about five hours away!!! But the heat. And another fire near Redding, this one north of the city, makes me listen to reason and just kick back for a time.

Not a ton of things to do here, but there is beach access in a couple of places.  Great sea food at Mo’s. Pretty Oregon scenery all around. But one of my favorite places is the marina in the Old Town section of Florence. Watching this cormorant dive for his dinner was fun . . .

These super petunias lining the boardwalk are so pretty…

DSC_0006Old Town Marina

DSC_0005 (2)Boats in marina. Old Town Florence OR

And it’s beginning to look a lot like autumn

DSC_0002Turning Leaves, Florence Oregon

A ride on Hwy 36 along a fork of the Siuslaw near Swisshome shows just how parched the Oregon Coast is. This river is so low! I find the flat rocks showing in the riverbed interesting.  I know, I’m a rock freak.  LOL

20180903_123723Flat Rock on a fork of the Siuslaw River

Thanks for stopping by 2Dogs! Hugs, Shawna

 

 

Just a Few More Days and

it will officially be autumn.  The leaves are beginning to turn, and there’s a nip in the morning air. So hard to say goodbye to summer, but boy is it worth it when fall sneaks in.

Hello blog Peeps!  Thanks for stopping by.

It’s been awhile since I posted–life happens–but I have been super busy getting my health back and working on prepping for the colder months.  And…a little twisted ankle that resulted in a fall set me back a little, but it’s all good.  Could have broken something and I didn’t so I am very grateful!

There’s been minimal work done on Miss Freedom but there are PLANS being made.  Solar is going to happen before autumn bids us adieu so looking forward to that. Maybe one last trip before winter sets in.  I have a lead on a part-time job.  YIPPEEE.  Praying this works out; just going with the flow folks and taking life as it comes.

One thing that I want to make part of the blog is a little feature on astronomy.  When the boys and I “get out there” living the life I anticipate many evenings gazing at the sky.  I have always wanted to know more about the stars and planets and learn the constellations so let’s learn together.  What do you think?

To start it off here’s a little article  I found about why we have seasons and a lovely photograph by Manish Mamtani Photgraphy for you to enjoy.   It’s the same photo on the site, but that one is bigger and pretty darn spectacular along with other beautiful shots.  Enjoy!

 
 

 If you are an early riser, check out Venus in the east about an hour before sunrise tomorrow.  She will be her brightest.