I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Triangle Lake, Oregon and Further Adventures


 I am doing several sections in this blog. Our trip took us west of Eugene around the mountains and to the coast at Florence, Oregon. Randy and Lewis came along for the ride, we had a a wonderful time, Randy and Lew had their own adventures as I was off snapping away. Although this time Lewis did not appreciate the beach so much, it was clear, getting dark, windy and cold. I guess he can be forgiven.

Theses first photos are taken a bit east of Triangle Lake at a simple State owned park, only one table, it was tiny. Not the table the park.
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I believe this to be a small memorial for someone who has died. You can see these frequently in the woods around our area.
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 A Red-Bellied Sapsucker I believe, and a barn I found interesting.
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 Triangle Lake as you can see this is a small community built around the lake of the same name.
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Community Memorial Church in Triangle Lake

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This is an area just west of the lake, it is beautiful in winter and very fun in summer. I have to tell you when I was in my second youth at about 40 I was here. Locally it is called the rock slides, you can't see it here because the water was to rough for me to get where the actual slides are but it is a wonderful place to swim and go down the slides on your butt or on a tube. Lots of dangerous partying and lots of fun. 
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quarter to half mile trail to the stairs to the falls/rockslides
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See all that water between the rocks, yah, I couldn't walk through and over them to get to the actual slides.
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About half the stairs I went down and then back up. See I do get exercise......

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Back up the highway I go...
Norht Jetty Beach in Florence Oregon
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Crazy man in the water.

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Crazy man out of the water
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Bridge across the Siuslaw River in Florence. Oregon.
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These are views from the bridge of Florence old town and surroundings.
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I have no clue what this functions as but found it unique and fascinating.

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South Jetty Beach in Florence, Oregon.
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I hope you enjoyed this adventure as much as we did, I was exhilarated and excited by the time we headed home. Last week with the snow was great, but this week was something else altogether. Randy and I seem to keep finding more love in our life everywhere we look, we get closer and more bonded everyday. Lewis laughed and laughed when we were at the docks on the lake, so obviously happy it made gramma cry. Thank you for letting me me share with you.


































































































27 comments:

  1. The lonely bench and the reflection of the log are my favorite images... What a wonderful time you must have had..Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Savira, yes we had fun. no trips this week-end, just some relaxing with the kids...

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  2. There's such a variety and so much beauty in the landscape. Thank you for sharing, Jan. Randy and Lew, the birds, the memorials....all very special (like you!).

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    1. Thank you so much Corinne, this was a good trip for us, we were both more relaxed than we had been in quite some time.

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  3. Such a beautiful adventure to share with us, Jan. I loved looking at all your wonderful photos, sipping my coffee, and waking to a new day with you! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Martha, it was a slow and pleasant trip for us.

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  4. You photo reminds me twlight movie .. Nice snaps

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  5. I love coming here and experiencing the world through your eyes. Your comments are interesting and there are funny moments. "Crazy man in the water", and "Crazy man out of the water" had me laughing! The park had a very ethereal presence and you caught the places where I am certain fairies must live. Just lovely. :)

    - Dawn

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    1. Thank you Dawn, we actually laugh a lot. Randy at my precarious positions trying to get the right shot, me at his attempts at keeping Lew under control...Lew just Laughs all the time...I love the fairie land woods that we have around here, I know they are there.

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  6. Wow Jan! Now I know where you get your inspiration from. This place is beautiful! There are so many photo opportunities! I am jealous!

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    1. There are a lot of opportunities, I am so grateful to live this close to the wonders of nature.

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  7. You are an amazing photographer Jan. I simply loved these pictures.

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    1. Thank you Rimly, it is easy to photograph beauty. the challenge is in seeing it.

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  8. Some realy beautiful shots especily the bird and the water..

    Mani

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    1. Thank you Mani. The bird was so cooperative I took about 30shots of him and he just sat there looking at me and posing.

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  9. We visited Oregon about 10 years ago and really fell in love with it. My two memories are green and wet lol. I understand what you wrote about finding love in life, Phyllis and I think that also. Traveling around photographing just cannot help but allow you to see the beauty in life. Wishing you many more years of seeing the love in life

    Jim

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    1. Thank you Jim, Randy and I so enjoy the outdoors of Oregon and if he had a camera would be taking as many pictures as I. It is an experience of pure love and joy to make these trips with Randy.

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  10. My dear Jan.
    I do enjoy your photos...it's like I'm on a mini excursion (smile).
    It's great that you & Randy can enjoy this time together...making memories...it's great tonic for your love too (smile) & of course, having Lewis around is an added bonus. This is what life and love are all about.
    Simply beautiful.
    Thanks for taking the time to share. <3

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  11. Thank you Andy, we love our time together. I feel his job brings us closer rather than more distant. We talk many times in a day then when he is here on week- ends we want to be together not with other people. Love is a wonderful thing.

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    1. I agree Jan...love is indeed a wonderful thing.
      The only time my wife & I are apart is when I have to go to work, but she will tell you, every opportunity I get, I call her on the phone. As soon as I leave work, my goal is to get home to her. She is my happiness and my home. As long as she's ok, I'm ok.

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  12. OMG I had this really deep thought out comment...but I can't stop laughing at "crazy man in the water".."crazy man out of the water".....LOLOLOL..As always...XOXOXOXOOXO

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    1. Thanks Bonnie, I am glad I could make you laugh. That guy had to be nuts, wet suit or not, the Pacific in our region is incredibly cold add that it is the middle of winter and man he has got to be nuts...it was about 35 degrees on that beach that day....

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