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Pictures for Pam, Day 201: Battery Point Lighthouse at Crescent City

Pictures for Pam, Day 201: Battery Point Lighthouse at Crescent City 

(+3 insets!) (please view large for all the nice details!)

Oh my it's been such a busy day! More than one of you mentioned in your comment that coming home from a long trip means a bit of work to get things back in order. You weren't kidding! We have had three RV trips now: two were 3-night/4 days and this last one was 13 nights/14 days. Getting settled after several days away didn't take much effort but two weeks had me working for hours yesterday and most of today! I'm nearly done now, whew!! Thankfully I've enjoyed myself. There's something so satisfying about getting laundry washed, dried and put away, food put away/replenished, computer files backed up and so forth.

And meanwhile, the weather is just wonderful. Sunny, warm but not too hot, flowers everywhere, birds singing in all of the trees. So pleasant. I am delighted too that there are lots of California and corn poppies in bloom here and there where I've planted seeds. The splashes of orange, red and pink are so beautiful. It hasn't hurt that we've gotten much more rain than usual this May and the reward of so many flowers is so nice to see.

While I've been busy inside the house doing a million things, Steve fired up our powerful DR mower and our heavy-duty wheeled string mower and he spent several hours cutting down the grass and weeds around the house. Still much more to go but he's made great progress. Once he's done with that he'll be putting the flail mower on our tractor and attacking the areas further from our house. After having a wildfire roar through part of our property a few years back, we aren't interested in adding any fuel to a possible situation.

Today's featured shot is a view of Crescent City's Battery Point Lighthouse and the beach and rocks beyond it. It's not a great picture of the lighthouse but I think the overall image is nice enough that I wanted to share it as a main picture. More importantly, this photo has a story and message behind it that are very meaningful to us.

We hadn't planned to visit Crescent City. But we'd spent the first night of our trip at our campsite near Jedediah Smith State Park with rain pelting our rig and the next morning the rain was forecast to come down heavily all day. Hiking and biking would be out of the question. However, instead of moping around in the RV we decided to drive out to nearby Crescent City, if only to have lunch there. Our fare turned out to be an amazing pair of fish tacos (which we couldn't finish but gobbled up later!) and as we ate, we couldn't help but notice there might be a chance to sneak a walk on the beach. Grabbing our umbrellas, we took the opportunity. Oddly enough, the rain stopped soon after we set foot on the beach and we proceeded to have a wonderful time taking lots and lots of pictures—which included my feature of that day just for Pam! (Inset included, also shows another view of the lighthouse!) :)

What we didn't know was that Crescent City had its own lighthouse! I was so excited when I saw it at the end of the beach and I clicked away as we walked ever-nearer. We didn't really want to walk all the way up to the lighthouse for better pictures and angles because our lucky gap in the rain looked close to being over and we wanted to walk past the lighthouse instead. (We were wise to trust our instincts because just as we set foot on the main road back to the truck the skies opened up and dumped a wind-whipped deluge on our heads! Thank goodness for our umbrellas but they couldn't keep our legs from becoming totally soaked by the time we got back into the truck!)

I'm so glad we made the decision to continue past the lighthouse. A lovely little cove revealed itself to us along with huge rocks strewn that direction and driftwood everywhere to complete the scene. Steve and I spent a few moments just enjoying the view and thinking about the day. It had started off feeling rather gloomy and both of us were unhappy about the weather. In the end, coming out to Crescent City turned out to be an completely unexpected and rewarding surprise. So, this picture also serves as a reminder: even if a day may not seem to be working out the way we hoped, it's possible to end up having a great time after all!

Oh, I've also included a couple of insets: walking on the beach we got so many lovely images, so here's a couple of them: one is a lovely iceplant blossom in pastel pink; the other is a feather I found lying on the sand. (And I included my past picture to show this day, which was all about Pam...it's got a great view of the lighthouse too!)

Pam, I remember reading about your England adventure and having some days full of rain. You certainly made the best of the situations too. Bad weather doesn't have to spoil everything...it merely changes ones' opportunities! Thank you too, for your comments and reflections on couples and working on issues. I find that there is a whole lof of "eating crow" for me but it helps to understand why issues arise so they can be dealt with! *BIG HUGS TO YOU MY DEAR!* :D

Explored on 5/30/19; highest placement, #5.

Sylvain Wiart, Léopold, Holger Hagen, Esther and 41 other people have particularly liked this photo


28 comments - The latest ones
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Beautiful inserts, lovely panorama.
13 months ago.
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Beau panorama de cette côte si jolie ! J'adore le phare entre les arbres ! Vos encarts son une merveille notamment cette fleur jaune avec ses gouttes de pluie et un bokeh de toute beauté, et la plume sur le sable ! Bonne journée Janet !
13 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
OH JANET... I JUST WANT TO LIVE THERE !!. OH TO DREAM !

YES,,, HERE TO I KEEP THE FIRE FODDER TO AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE. 50O ACRES WENT UP 4 YEARS AGO NEAR US. ITS JUST GOOD LAND HUSBANDRY.

HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
13 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
une belle série sur la côte !!
13 months ago.
 Jean-luc Drouin
Jean-luc Drouin club
Belle photo par temps gris. Cette image démontre qu'il n'est pas nécessaire d'avoir du soleil pour faire une bonne photo. Le principal, c'est d'avoir de la matière dans le ciel. Et ce ciel nuageux donne toute sa dimension à la photo.
13 months ago.
 FotoArt
FotoArt club
Eine schöne Serie und die Feder ist ganz besonders gut.
13 months ago.
 Boro
Boro
JOLIES
13 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Un vrai plaisir pour les yeux +++++++
13 months ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Great coast landscape!***************************
13 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding shots!

Admired in:
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13 months ago.
 micritter
micritter club
All four are superb shots. But then that applies to all your photography.
13 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely coastal panorama and PiPs, Janet.
13 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
Aah - I remember this place :-)))
13 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
What a gorgeous light in this wonderful coastal Janet
13 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
You are quite right sweetie, as long as you have a great partnership and you can talk over and sort out any problems together, then you are on to a winner. It looks a great place to visit and if you can re-visit it when the weather is better, then you will have more great memories of it. The coastline looks gorgeous too.

Well enjoy being in your "temporary" home instead of your RV "permanent" home!! Have a rest though - washing, cleaning etc is enough to exhaust you. It's hard work being on holiday isn't it?
13 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A smashing coastal landscape shot.............even if the weather is a touch grey. The light is quite nice though, and you've done well to get some definition in the sky! Very nicely composed too, with some good foreground interest.

I love the PiP with the iceplant blossom.........is really is gorgeous with beautiful pastel colour and heavenly light! My fave of this set I think.

I hope you are going to take things easy for a while now you're sorted. Take care!
13 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Up there I'd like to take a holiday!
13 months ago.
 Luciano Favretto
Luciano Favretto club
La fortuna di abitare su in alto sulla scogliera,che bello.
13 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
wonderful!
13 months ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
i like the most the flower shot, wow¡¡¡
13 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
I agree: Pam WILL be back! We are all cheering her on even if we don't all have the opportunity to write our good wishes on the beach. Did you write this on every beach or just at Crescent City. Doesn't really matter, though, because it's written in our hearts.

The lighthouse photo is stunning, not in spite of the gray weather but because of it. What a moody and beautiful scene and I don't think that sunlight would make it better. Will have to visit that lighthouse when we are down that way.

The Ice Plant is beautiful, too, and the composition of the photo spot on. Wonder if those would grow here and be deer proof or deer fodder. We are trying out a suggestion and using a spray made of raw egg, liquid soap and hot pepper.

They were already eating the geraniums (perennial), roses and columbine. The veggies and flowers we planted are mostly in pots on the deck where the deer would have to do some climbing. Maybe they're capable of that.

It was the House Sparrows I was evicting, not the Finches. The Finches eat us out of house and home and are rollicking roistering bunch, but we like them for their noise, bickering and constant presence.

Visited four sites, did a lot of driving and hiked about six miles today looking for orchids with reasonable success. Found two different Lady's Slippers (knew where to look for them), Fairy Slippers and some unusual Coralroots.

The first site was a mess of blow-downs and blocked trails and there were few orchids blooming - just didn't seem to be a good year for them. The second site was devoid of orchids (I was looking for the Eastern Fairy Slipper).

The second site is in a beautiful narrow valley and is one of the few sites left where the Yellow Lady's Slipper grows. Interestingly it grow with the Mountain Lady's Slipper and the two have hybridized there.

The third site is called Devil's Gulch and is a beautiful hike (though also a mountain bike trail). Found several patches of Mountain Lady's Slippers and both red-stemmed and yellow-stemmed Coralroots there. That's where I hiked the six miles.

Also found Lyall's Mariposa there, but nearly everything else was finished blooming. Seems to be an early and dry season though we started out late and wet and cold. All the orchids seem fewer than normal.

Visiting several other sites tomorrow looking for more Mountain Lady's Slippers and Fairy Slippers, especially a rare green form of the former. Then home again until the next time we feel like getting out.

Am sitting in a Starbuck's in Leavenworth, not because I like their coffee but because they have wifi. Posted tomorrow's photos already since I probably won't be able to do so tomorrow morning. Skunk Cabbage!
13 months ago.
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira club
Absolutely perfect!
13 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Beautiful scenic image. Well done Janet Regards Tess.
13 months ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
Sounds like a great trip, Janet! I came down along the Oregon coast last month and got lots of pix I'll post Real Soon Now ... ;)
13 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Wow, Janet the iceplant is so lovely!! I love your message in the sand....what a great idea and I am sure Pam will be back. As soon as possible as far as I am concerned :-)) The feather is cute and your main picture is gorgeous! I love the dark sky....we see quite a few of them ;-))
Take care and good weekend.
13 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
it are great pictures
13 months ago.
 photosofghosts
photosofghosts club
A deserted place, but very beautiful. Low light creates a very special atmosphere
All the best
Fabio
13 months ago.
 Esther
Esther club
That looks like such a weather beaten spot. Lovely capture of the rocky shore.
13 months ago.

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