Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Red Umbrella

Exactly a year ago, we were on our spring college tour, visiting colleges in Oregon and Washington that Kaefer had applied to. After we were done walking around several campuses (or, if you're more inclined to the Latin plural of the word, campi) we drove down the Washington and Oregon Coast, one of my most favorite drives in the Western states.

We stopped in Newport to have breakfast in The Coffee House (if you ever happen to be in Newport, go there!) which is right down at the harbor. After the breakfast we were in need of some movement before sitting in the car again, so we visited the harbor and looked around a bit.

We first saw these guys who rested on the wall and played in the water.

I also met the harbor dog, who was very mellow and even let me pet him. I wonder whether he likes crab which seems to be the main fishing resource here.

And then I saw the red umbrella.

I loved how the red color popped on those gray rocks.

But this was not the only color on this gray day. While walking around the harbor I saw more popping color, from yellow to rich green.

Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.


Elephant's Child said...

LOVE your artist's eye and heart.

windrock studio said...

I remember this trip you guys took and I do love your pops of color!

Jeanie said...

I am just WILD about the fabulous photos in this post. The colors are amazing and you are so right about the umbrella but the buoys and nets really add energy to it as well. What wonderful photos -- and it sounds like it was a terrific trip too!

krishna said...

you took great pictures of the umbrella..

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots. So this is in newport.... Oregon?? I once lived in newport Rhode Island, so am not sure which newport you are talking about. Beautiful scenery. I love the Oregon coastline, and am guessing that is where this is.

My name is Erika. said...

Love seeing your photos.

Magic Love Crow said...

You have a great eye, to catch things, that no one else would notice! Great post! Big Hugs!