Saturday, August 07, 2010

The view from here. And there.



What is it about the perspective of the landscape from a high place that is so captivating?
We actually saw porpoises this day.  Off the Oregon Coast - a rare site indeed.


Our ideal town.  
Don't be surprised if you find us here again in the future.



Even cramped on a plane next to infants, who are apparently always hungry, grabbing, producing foul odors, on the verge of dying (based on their blood curdling screams), we can't escape the sunset.... 
Thank you tiny window of sanity.


 




Almost all of our owl surveying takes place in areas just like this. ---We'll just leave the images of logged areas for your imagination--- However, capturing a picture without a brown patch of clear cut is difficult :( 



On a happy note, finding a Spotted Owl = no logging in that area.






video

Tranquility on a mountain top.


16 comments:

George the Lad said...

Hi just found you from blog hop, from your photos you seem to have a good life style. I'll keep track of what you get up to.
Jan and of course George.

sandy said...

Beautiful pictures. I think when we're up high and can really see things, we feel so very small and that's helpful in putting the grandeur of the scenery into perspective.

Sandy
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Sky Princess said...

Thanks for taking me away to another place and for visiting my blog today!

Jessica Burns said...

What an interesting life you have! Thanks for visiting me at vetsnap.com
I'll be sure to check your site often....love the pics!

Frugal Science Gal said...

I am studying Clinical Laboratory Science at The University of Texas at Austin! Your blog has wonderful pictures and I am following you on GFC!

Frugal Science Gal
http://frugalsciencegal.blogspot.com/

George the Lad said...

I’ve just popped in to say I have given you an award, Its ok if you don’t want to except it, cus it might not be your kinder thing or you might already have it, and it comes with some conditions, the reason you have got it is you are one of my recently discovered blogs and think your blog is fantastic. I have put a link from my blog to your blog on the post”Awards from my furiends”. Pop over to me blog and see if you would like it. It’s the one with the butterfly on.
See Yea George xxx

Cheryl said...

How beautiful! I can only imagine it in real life.

BigD said...

Visiting via the Welcome Wednesday blog hop.
What fabulous pictures! I think I recognize that rocky coastline from a trip out there years ago. It was a great place! My husband and I thought we should call home and have our stuff sent out and never go back!

mommyof4 said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures! Have a great night!

Wyatt said...

Hi Owl People!

Thanks for stopping by! I have an Owl family just outside the bedroom window. They are pretty shy, but super noisy at night. Party On Night Owls!!

Wyatt

houndstooth said...

Wow! What a spectacular view! I can see why you'd go back!

hippieingeeksclothing said...

Washington/Oregon is my dream location. Your pics aren't making it any easier to be in Michigan. The temperature differential is tempting too.

Esther - TTBM said...

Hi,

Amazing photos that my eyes got glued onto!

I am your new follower!

Happy Friday!

Esther

Sustainable Eats said...

Love this post - where exactly was it in Oregon? We vacation along the coast there every year and pre-kids made a point to hike or summit nearly every mountain peak in Washington. It is truly amazing land here. I love that you are embracing the remote locations - it's hard work getting to them! But it keeps them immaculate. Thanks for being stewards of our wilderness. :)

Organic Girl said...

Great Pictures!! I am a new follower!
Organic Girl andTodays Diva

sheila said...

AMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!

I did get a little chuckle on the infant in the plant part, lol.

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