September Sunset in Seaside

The Oregon Coast can have some of its most spectacular sunsets in September when the clouds begin to build and the breeze becomes cool. This photo was taken in Seaside, Oregon on the north Oregon Coast just after the sun fell below the horizon.

Seaside, Oregon sunset


Summer Nights

Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under! ― C. JoyBell C.

Cheers to many more beautiful evenings looking out my studio window at this view of Portland!


Willamette River Glow

“Here, on the river’s verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left. “ ~ Paul Cezanne

Sunset over the Willamette River

One more reason I love Oregon: The special moments as the sun glistens over the rippling water of the Willamette River while on my regular training run.

Sunset Beyond Views

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator”. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Oregon sunset

The sun setting beyond the Willamette Valley's view

This Valentine’s Day I am celebrating my love of nature and all its colors. From the sunrise to the scattered stars of midnight, nature never leaves you. The trails weaving through the dense forests never abandon your trek. The rivers, lakes and oceans lap at your toes like refreshing kisses against your skin. And though the weather can sometimes be relentless, the sun always rises.

Little Light Light Posts

The weather lately has been crazy nice. Are we sure its winter? This photo was snapped using my iPhone the other day while I was on one of my long training runs. The sun was slowly setting and blasting beautiful colors against the ski.

Right as I ran by the lights turned on, giving a royal gold glow against the darkening night sky. This second photo was also taken with my iPhone, looking up at the lamps from the opposite direction.

Enjoy the lovely winter!

What Do You See In The Cloud?

I decided to whip out my paint brushes and easel yesterday for the first time in a long while. This was my first attempt to paint a cloud, so don’t laugh too hard. What do you see in the clouds?

Here is a progression of the painting:

Step 1: Sky

Blue Sky

Step 2: The Cloud

A dog, a spaceship? What do you see?

Step 3: The Ground

Some hills and a mountain

And done.

I think the cloud looks like a nose diving grey penguin. You?