There is always this downtime after the holidays, but before spring starts nipping at the door, things can get a little glum. The hustle and bustle and purpose of the Holidays have passed, some new diet is either working or not working, and you are trying to decide if those resolutions are really going to stick. Normally this time of year, I'm spending almost every weekend exploring some new cross country ski trail, but as luck would have it this year has turned out to be a bit of bust as far as snow is concerned. So I thought I would spice things up a bit with a little winter getaway, this would chase away some of those mid-winter blues and let the budded Narcissus species in the greenhouse finally open up. This past long weekend, the kiddo and I headed up to Astoria to where the Columbia River meets the sea in a rather dramatic fashion. Below are some highlights to kill time before the onslaught of flower pics that are just around the corner.
|Anya checking out a herd of Elk at Jewell Meadows|
|Some really cool metal art in the Garden of Surging Waves, Astoria Oregon.|
|Really old drawing of a Monkey Flower at the Cape Dissapointment Museum.|
|Where illahe comes from|
|The weather was in the mid 60's! At the beach in January!!This is looking up the long beach Peninsula from Cape Disapointment.|