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Roaming along the coastline of Newport, Oregon

roam: verb - To move about without purpose or plan; to wander.

The Oregon Coast is one of the most magical places I’ve ever been. There’s something about the walls of mist rolling through big, black rock outcroppings, the bent pines standing up to the ocean winds, and the booming power of the waves hitting the sand that really gets me out of my head. It’s one place that I regularly escape to when living in the high desert makes me feel claustrophobic.

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Weekend Photo Montage

I recently got to go home to the East Coast for the first time in a year and was overwhelmed with joy for seeing my family! My niece has grown so incredibly much in just one year, and she’s now becoming all kinds of independent. I was able to visit with two of my three brothers and spend a great deal of time with my Momma Bird, who is simply one of my favorite people in the world (and not just ‘cuz she tells me I’m awesome and makes me food. But that’s definitely part of it).

I hope you all are having a good February. Thanks for tuning in and here are some photos from my trip home! Happy Wednesday!

My niece at the National Aquarium's dolphin tank. This pic makes my heart soo happy.

Beech trees, my old friends.

Alaska from space

So this morning, after a leftover sweet potato-graham cracker muffin, I checked the weather and discovered it to be a coma-inducing 27 degrees outside. (I could have walked outside, I realize, but the pain and shock are easier to handle when you know what’s coming.) Anyway, I noticed a little Google maps radar thingy on the page and wondered in passing what the weather is like in Alaska. I’ve never been there or anything, I was just curious. I don’t know why. Stop asking.

At any rate, I wanted to share with you these incredibly beautiful satellite photos I discovered while scrolling all over our northernmost state. I have no idea where any of them are, as I just took a few quick screen shots. And now, regardless of the weather, the dog has made it very clear that there will be a walk on this cold November morning before I leave for WORK ON BLACK FRIDAY.

Happy Friday everyone! If you’re out shopping today… please be nice. :)

Gratuitous Baby Squirrel Cuteness

A pair of rescued baby Gray Squirrels were recently brought into the nature center after the tree holding their nest was felled. These two were the only survivors and made it up to our local rehabber, who has an outdoor squirrel learning cage for just such critters.

It’s really a good thing that rodents tend to be bitey and spicey-tempered, and that they poop everywhere, because otherwise these two would have come home with me in an instant.

Weekly Photo Wunderbar.

Each week for the next while, I’ll be featuring nature photos, either from my own collection or from fellow bloggers/nature enthusiasts. Interested in being featured? Leave me a comment!

I’ll start today with this photo of Todd Lake and Mt. Bachelor  in Oregon from my own collection.