|Neighboring "Needle" of Haystack Rock. A protected wildlife sanctuary for seabirds.|
Sorry about the break in posting. We have been crazy busy at browncookie.com working on our upcoming website redesign. I have also been working with new suppliers to find more exciting products. I will get back to testing recipes (like a mooncake recipe that is easy to make at home) and posting soon! In the meantime, in lieu of recipes, I am going to blog about my recent trip to Oregon.
One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the beautiful great outdoors that surrounds us. Once a year, the rain stops for about 2 weeks (at least it seems that short!) and allows us to go out and really enjoy the place. This weekend, we took a short drive to the Oregon Coast, to the famous photographer's favorite- Cannon Beach.
|The iconic Haystack Rock. The third largest monolith in the world.|
|We rested on this large piece of driftwood.|
|Checking out the tidal pools of Haystack rock. See the huge starfish in the background?|
|This is the most relaxed I have ever seen our dog. There is even a small twinkle of a smile.|
|I titled this composition "Americana".|
I didn't know bonfires were allowed, or I would have brought some supplies to light one. I was resigned to spending a rather chilly evening on the beach when Eric spotted a pile of small embers, glowing with a little bit of heat left. The spot where the fire was was near the most coveted spot on the crowded beach. Right in front of Haystack Rock, between two large logs of driftwood. What a find!
|The pile of embers we found.|
|Making a bigger fire|
On a side note, this incident made me think of how often we complain and lament about what we don't have and envy what other people have...only to miss opportunities sitting right in front of us. With a little luck and a willingness to work a little harder, may the wind also blow your way and start a little fire for you. A gentle reminder to have faith. A perfect conclusion to a short weekend trip.
|Twilight. A couple sitting on a log.|
Meanwhile, enjoy these photos!