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Thank you for joining me for another Wednesday Wanderings. Today we will wander out to Cape Falcon on the Oregon Coast. Though the trip these photos were taken on were several years ago, I am enjoying reminiscing while I work on preparing them for each post. This day was a day where I definitely stretched myself out of my comfort zone. The pathway down to the “overlook”…  

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  The tightly rolled ferns fascinated me, that something so big could come from such a tight little wad.  
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  Our view looking northward is interesting, the patterns in the rocks that form the cliffside are a bit of God’s glory revealed. The majesty and power that formed them is awesome. (and I don’t mean that in valley girl terminology.)  
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  I saw these birds perched out on the end of the cliff and wanted to get a closer shot.  
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  It is flat easy walk out there right?  
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  I got a good shot. Then I looked down to my left. Bad move.  
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  Straight down was nothing but ocean water swirling.  One small misstep or stumble … I’m dead. This is where I was standing:  
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  I have never been more willing to drop to my knees and pray… … and very carefully crawl back to a safer spot. My husband took this shot of me testing my limits, before I went as far as I did:  
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  Thankfully, he did not get a shot of me crawling back. Have you done anything lately to test your limits or that scared you half to death or just made you realize what a purely stupid and dangerous thing it was that you just did? Share it with us in the comments!
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  • momOctober 17, 2014 - 10:44 AM

    Glad I didn’t know about the bird photo – even though it is a terrific shot!
    Love,
    MomReplyCancel

Thank you for joining me for Wednesday Wandering.

Today’s wandering will start on the northern Oregon Coast and drive south.

 

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One thing that stands out about the beach, from Warrenton down to Gerhart, is that it is so wide and you can drive from one town to another ON THE BEACH. Coming from spending summers in Sea Isle City, NJ where the beach might be 100 foot wide due to erosion, it was pretty cool to just drive down the beach in a convertible. Not to mention that the beach was deserted at the time so we had it all to ourselves.

 

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A bit farther south we find this spectacular view from an overlook. I love that the photo came out this way straight out of the camera. No filter was added.  Variations of blue.

 

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At Cannon Beach we will stop and take the obligatory photo of Haystack Rock. (I wasn’t overly impressed by it.)

 

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and its surrounding rocks…

 

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And looking northward we can see Tillamooke Lighthouse off shore in the distance.

 

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Driving a bit farther south we come to Hug Point State Park.

 

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Join me next wednesday and we will go to Falcom Point overlook as we continue wandering down the coast of Oregon.

 

 

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  • momOctober 9, 2014 - 2:16 PM

    Dear Sharon,

    Your photos are beautiful. Love the color and lighting in the mountains, clouds and flowers. And, true the flowers show their light from within and you have captured that lighting!

    Love you,
    MomReplyCancel

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This past Saturday a dear friend and I went to nearby gardens so that she could take portraits of me, which is an unusual position for me.

I am used to being behind the camera, not in front of it.

So as I snap photos of flowers, she snapped photos of me.

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I had the better subject matter.

So from my garden wanderings last Saturday I bring you today’s Friday Flowers.

There is something about the dew on the petals…

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  I have always liked waterlilies but dahlias are starting to gain some traction in my “favorites” category.  
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Both flowers have that “light within” sort of thing going for them. I think that is one reason I like them so much.

 

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 As Christians, we are similar to these dahlias and waterlilies,

         ….for we hold THE LIGHT within.

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We continue our wandering up the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

So far we have viewed the Columbia River Gorge from Chanticleer Point.

We have visited Latourell Falls, Shepherds Dell Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Today let’s wander over to Multnomah Falls.

Multnomah Falls is the most spectacular of the falls along this scenic highway. It is also the most photographed one as well. It is so popular it has its own visitor center. If you pick up a calendar of American waterfalls, you can almost guarantee that this waterfall will be among the ones featured.

Looking up:

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The first splashdown:

 

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A look downstream:

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Farther away:

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Up close:

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And my favorite, from across the parking lot across the road:

 

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  • Dottie SimonidesOctober 1, 2014 - 7:15 AM

    Spectacular falls; spectacular photos. Awe-inspiring beauty, and rainbows, too! “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” I was expecting breath-taking moments when we toured Yellowstone, but it was generally more interesting than beautiful. Multnomah is truly gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • Sharon @ Hiking Toward HomeOctober 1, 2014 - 10:36 PM

      Thank you Dottie! Someday I want to go to Yellowstone. Glad to have you hiking along here. :-)
      I am going to try really hard to keep this Wednesday Wandering going as a feature. Trying hard to get back into blogging on a regular basis.ReplyCancel

Friday again! A few flowers to brighten your day…

 

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  • momSeptember 26, 2014 - 4:00 PM

    Really like both the new format and the photo! And, of course, I love the flowers. I wouldn’t mind having a copy of the photo.ReplyCancel

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