Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sawdust to Fuchsias

I didn't add this picture on the visit to Portland there were too many pictures. I don't have as many this time so here it is.

Mount Sawdust taken along Interstate 5 between Portland and Eugene. This is only a small portion of the sawdust located here, it's a huge pile ready for plywood or some other wood product.

Today we drove to Florence a short drive from our home and on the coast on the north edge of the Oregon Dunes. We stopped at a Walmart to get some supplies and I got this picture of a common thistle while waiting for Scrabble Queen to come back from shopping.

We are staying at Woahink Lake RV Resort Hwy 101 just south of Florence, Oregon. The town of Florence hit a landmark population of 300 in the year 1900, a year when it was proud to boast a lumber mill, two general stores, two canneries, a saloon, and a weekly newspaper. Interesting enough that was the year the 1900 Storm hit Galveston, Texas where my grandparents lived. The 1900 storm killed over 6,000 about the number of people in 20 towns the size of Florence at that time.

Our hosts at Woahink Lake RV Resort are Ken & Katy Greger and they run a beautiful park. All around each site are beautiful bushes and flowers giving a feeling of calming privacy and space. These are my favorites, the Fuchsia.

There are mostly Rhododendrons and a few of these delicate white flowers.

I found a Fuchsia bloom that had broke off and took it for a walk around the park and it was kind enough pose while resting on this leaf.

Then it stood at attention on this leaf.

Next it did a little happy dance on this broken shell.

Finally it decided to hang out with the red leaves while I went on.

This is the office and I couldn't help but notice the leaning pines in the background.

I loved these colorful bird feeders/houses.

I had to get a shot of the Musemobile at rest.

Then drool over this beautiful blue land Yacht.

Scrabble Score - The Queen 324 the pauper 302

Quote of the Day -
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore” ~ Vincent van Gogh, (Dutch Painter, one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists, 1853-1890)

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