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Pictures for Pam, Day 194: Sunset on Devil's Lake

Pictures for Pam, Day 194: Sunset on Devil's Lake 

(+2 insets!) (please view large!) :) I'd like to say THANK YOU to everyone of you who's visited, left comments and stars, even though you know that I am so short on time/or don't have a connection for commenting and yet, you still give me attention. It means more than I can say. You really are the best. *BIG HUGS*

Ok, there is a point when the weather becomes a burden to our festive plans! And so I say with great gusto: RAIN, RAIN, PLEASE GO AWAY! Although the forecast called for mixed overcast and sunny conditions, today has turned out to be grey and cold with a constant wind and drizzle. This has translated to no fun outside. :( Can't take pictures and walking on the beach is out, it's really very miserable out there right now. MEH!

It's a shame because our campground is awesome, as is the area where we're situated just north of Lincoln City, Oregon. We are staying at another state park and like Joseph Stewart State Park, Devil's Lake has lots of tent sites set far apart with plenty of trees and grass between each spot. The whole campground sits in a beautiful, lush forest setting. Cement trails weave in and out around the park. They lead out to the lake on one side and a boardwalk trail makes its way out very close to the ocean on the other side. That's right. We are within walking distance of both an enormous lake AND the ocean! Top that! :D Well…it WOULD be awesome but the weather is not cooperating with us unfortunately. I haven't seen much of our campground because of the weather. Boo. :P

We've made the best of our situation though. Writing, working on photography, reading, cruising on the net (only on our phones though, there's no wi-fi here); Steve has actually been able to play his favorite game (World of Tanks) to pass the time, which has made him happy. And of course our meals are always a delicious highlight.

I have to tell you about our lunch! We finally had pancakes in our RV! The quintessential camping breakfast, heh, we decided to have them for lunch just to be unpredictable! :D Now, you may think pancakes are no big deal, but Steve and I live a ketogenic lifestyle, which means we don't eat regular flour or sugar. However, it took the keto way of eating to find a pancake recipe that's better than any we've ever had in our lives! We use almond flour in our pancakes and the results we get are BETTER than a "normal" pancake…they are light, fluffy and incredibly tasty. The syrup that Steve came up with is absolutely to die for…the sugar version we use is 60% erythritol/40% monk fruit and it's the same sweetness and flavor as sugar, only it has zero carbohydrates! The flavoring can be one or a combination of the many extracts we have but our favorite lately is caramel…it's just so yummy! Oh, and the base is…BUTTER! Because our syrup uses non-standard sugar, when it cools, the butter separates from the sugar part and the syrup will harden into a more delicious version of the maple glaze on a donut! In other words, these pancakes are a slice of the most decadent heaven! The best pancakes either of us has ever had!And there are only a few carbs instead of literally DOZENS. (The average person should really only have 50 or less per day total) Anyway, we had a MOST DELICIOUS meal! :)

After lunch we went on a walk down to the beach via a raised boardwalk trail that led over a wetlands area complete with marker signs. Really pretty. The trail was short but sweet and ended at a lovely little pond. I was excited to see some lily pads with pretty yellow flowers which I was able to photograph. These would be my only pictures of the day, captured with the help of Steve holding my umbrella.

A short road took us up to the main highway that hugs the coast. On the other side was the ocean with its enormous beach, complete with angry, pounding surf and high waves. Not a day to be out there. We walked over to the barrier and looked out to the sea with its white caps and misty horizon, topped with storm clouds. Maybe tomorrow will be nicer. Instead we crossed back over the highway and tucked into a cute little kite shop nearby, enjoying the lovely designs and pretty colors of the countless kites on display.

We wondered what else could we do on this rather yucky day. We could make more fauxtato salad, that's what! We drove to a grocery store, got supplies and returned to our RV. We had a really nice time working on the recipe together and it turned out perfectly. Can't run out of that staple, it's just too good!

Today I'm posting the sunset from Devil's Lake when we walked out to look at the lovely view last night. I strolled out to the end of the little dock and turned around to show the dock and the trail leading from the campground to the lake. The insets are a pretty shot of little Maple leaves that I saw in Florence when we were driving here. The other picture shows Steve at our Devil's Camp site! :)

Pam, I'm glad that your property escaped damage from the storms and tornadoes. That's so scary. You know, people who have never lived in "earthquake country" (I'm talking about San Francisco, specifically) are totally terrified and seem sure that earthquakes will hit at any moment and all of the buildings will immediately crumble. Since I've never lived in tornado country, the concept feels pretty frightening to me. However, I am going to guess it's a lot like earthquakes. Yes, they happen. No, they don't destroy everything in the entire state. You just don't want to live in a "tornado alley" if you can help it, and in any event, you'd likely be safe enough for the most part anyway. Am I close? Anyway, I hope all is well with you my dear! *BIG HUGS FROM DEVIL'S LAKE!*

Explored on 5/23/19; highest placement #2.

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38 comments - The latest ones
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Beautiful mood, beautiful sky. And very nice leading lines ! Good Morning, Janet !
14 months ago.
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Superbe composition de ce coucher de soleil et belles notes ! Votre caravane semble avoir un espace de vie intéressant ! Vos écris sur les tornades et les tremblements de terre me font prendre conscience de ce peuvent vivre au quotidien les personnes concernées. Nous qui vivons dans des contrées moins soumises à ces phénomènes climatiques avons du mal à imaginer ce genre d'angoisse, le ciel qui tombe sur la tête ! Merci de l'avoir partagé Janet ! Je vous souhaite un journée très clémente et que le beau temps revienne pour que vous puissiez apprécier votre séjour dans ce camping !
14 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
A great light. Well captured, Janet!
14 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
superbe , couleurs , perspective , parfait
14 months ago.
 FotoArt
FotoArt club
So stimmungsvoll.
14 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
Marvellous again Janet!
14 months ago.
 raingirl
raingirl club
i love that little boardwalk over the wetlands! i've been there. and this photo is a great perspective - and you got the sky to be so even with the foreground, well done! that's always a struggle for me, i frequently loose detail in the foreground. need to pay more attention at those moments, but i think i get too excited by the skies i'm photographing.

and you're such a tease - will you share your almond flour pancake recipe? i don't lead such a pious food life, but love to try new things and do pay attention to carbs. besides all that, i'm certainly interested in 'best pancakes' ever!
14 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully composed sunset image.
14 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Lovely view from the jetty! I love the shot of the leaves too, and your RV looks absolutely super. I would have loved one like that when I was younger and had caravans and campers.
14 months ago. Edited 14 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
exquisite mood, great perspective !!!
14 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
LOVE THE SILHOUETTES AND THE SUBTLE SUNSET.

SMILES.. OKLAHOMA HAS EARTHQUAKES TOO. AFTER THE 7.8 SMALL BY CA STANDARDS.. I STILL FELT I COULD LOOK CA IN THE EYE ! WE HAVE BABY ONES HERE DAILY. ALL BECAUSE BIG MONRY OIL IGNORES AL SCIENTIIC FINDINGS AND CONTINUES FRACKING AND FORCING THE WASTE WATER BACK INTO THE FAULTS AND WELLS.

TOENADO ALLEY... JUST THE SAME AS EARTHQUAKE LAND.. YOU LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE ALL NATURAL DISASTERS ARE UNPRERDICTABLE !!

HUGGGGGGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
14 months ago.
 Boro
Boro
SUPERBE
14 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb sunset and PIPs!

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14 months ago.
 Chris10
Chris10 club
Really wonderful, your day 194 for Pam Janet! I love it very much

Greetz and happy day for you, Christien.
14 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Sorry the weather is not cooperating but it does sound as though you are doing well and enjoying the trip. We hiked in Mount Spokane SP yesterday and there was still snow in the higher areas of the park. Turnbull NWR today to look for Lady's Slippers. Hope the rain lets up and gives you some time to enjoy the lake and the beach.
Interesting that you mentioned a Skunk Cabbage. We saw one in Michigan that had green and brown flowers lying on the ground (or in the water) around the plant. Haven't actually looked it up yet but it was very different from those we have here, which are, I imagine, the same species you've seen. Hate the smell of them but they are beautiful.
Our son-in-law and his boys love that same video g.ame. I rarely play computer games any more. Would rather be outdoors and hiking and doing photography. Nice photo of Steve and your trailer. I can well imagine that in rainy weather it is way better than our accommodations, though we usually get out and hike anyway.
Good to hear from you and all the best in your travels.
14 months ago.
 Luciano Favretto
Luciano Favretto
La prospettiva ci porta verso la luce..e verso una foto molto bella.
14 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Superbe moment!!
14 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
I love the main pic Janet......................it looks like you may have been lying on the floor to take it :-)) The leading lines on the boardwalk are just perfect and the silhouetted trees are really beautiful. As for the sky.............well, just sublime!

In the PiPs..........I like the leaves with the lush greens and a hint of red in some of them. The detail is super. I also like the shot of the RV and hubby............both are looking good and I guess they're both pretty useful :-))

It's been lovely and sunny here all week.........with more expected next week.............just sayin'.

Enjoy the rest of your stay at Devil's Lake............I hope the weather gets better for you!
14 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
beautiful mood!
14 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Une superbe perspective !
14 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
The sunset is gorgeous and the lines of the boardwalk leading into it ... wonderful. Hope the weather is more like that weather than yesterday's. Beautiful weather here - not too hot and some rain predicted for Friday.

Hope you get some good photos of the Skunk Cabbage. Looked up the one we saw in Michigan and It is, I think, Symplocarpus foetidus. Will probably post some photos of it tomorrow or Saturday.

Have a pair of House Wrens and a pair of Tree Swallows in the nest boxes I put up. No Bluebirds is a disappointment, but the others are nice. Had a Yellow-headed Blackbird and a Black-headed Grosbeak at the feeders, too.

Have to go look at a boat this afternoon and then on to the NWR at Turnbull. We have lake access so have been looking for a boat for a while for the grandkids to use for fishing and exploring the lake.
14 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
A walk into the sunset!
14 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
amazing perspective
14 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Too good Janet -thats another lovely image
14 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
good leading lines, beautiful.
14 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Stunning perspective and beautiful light Janet,

Thank you for posting in the group
www.ipernity.com/group/magicalsunlight
14 months ago.
 Dinesh
Dinesh club
Beautiful images, Like the second PIP most
14 months ago.
 Anto & Pier
Anto & Pier
Super shot and composition.
Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier
14 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Janet

I really like the superb colours in this sunset!

Best Wishes, and a good weekend
Peter
14 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Excelente composición.
14 months ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Wonderful, well captured Janet
14 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
A wonderful sky, very nice colours and composition Janet!
14 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Fantastic sunset image. Well done Janet Regards Tess.
14 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Returning to say Congratulations on Explore Well deserved for this image
14 months ago.
 ColRam
ColRam club
superbe
Merci pour le groupe
www.ipernity.com/group/magicalsunlight
14 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Ahhh, just the right amount of peace and serenity, I'd like to have it every day! Gorgeous shot, I love it!
14 months ago.
 photosofghosts
photosofghosts club
An endless perspective towards the dreamy sunset and a beautiful dark atmosphere, splendid shot !
All the best
Fabio
14 months ago.
 Léopold
Léopold club
The planet is angry with legitimate reasons....
14 months ago.

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