Has a year gone by already since I posted 2013 in pictures? How can this be? Whatevs. Here we go.
New Year’s day at Neptune Beach (Oops. You can tell that’s not an Oregon wine, can’t you? My bad.)
Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic, Lincoln City
Pictures of people taking pictures of people . . . surfing. Their cameras were much, much bigger and better than mine. See what they were taking pictures of. Suck it, Mavericks!
That’s the best one, right there. The Harmony Gewurtztraminer. You should buy a case.
I wish the Oregon coast had these. Have you guessed yet where I was?
Hardly any of the almost one hundred manatees we saw were without scars–even the small calves. They all get sliced up by motorboat propellers.
A geo-tagged manatee swims across the source of Blue Spring. Several manatees were trailing these satellite tracking devices.
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Timing is everything. I’m so glad we got to see this big boy. I was hoping for a giant flock of flamingos, but I only saw a pair flying over. (at Merritt Island NWR)
My friend Denise came to visit in March. First I took her to the stupendously gorgeous labyrinth at Good Sam Episcopal Church in Corvallis.
Then we tasted wine.
Volunteering at the annual Oregon Garden Brewfest
This is why we volunteer there.
Happy Husband and Happy Dog climbed the dune at Cape Kiwanda. I sat on my ass at the Pelican, drank beer and watched the ocean.
Sunday afternoon picnic at Illahe Vineyards.
Puppy and I took our day trip to Erratic Rock State Park.
There’s a sight you don’t see every day. Unless you live in Astoria and hang out at Buoy Beer Company on the riverfront.
Time for our annual camp-out at Airlie Winery.
Ah, the infamous Tesla test drive in Lincoln City.
One of our favorite places to take friends: Nana’s Irish Pub in Newport
Emerson’s winemaker, Elliot Johns
Although it would appear this photo was taken from inside the pot of gold, I’m here to tell you there was neither pot nor gold anywhere in sight.
It’s never too cold to drink wine on the patio at Illahe.
(Photo courtesy Illahe Vineyards)
Christmas in The Garden
Thank you, Arizona mom & dad, for a wonderful Christmas trip!