We were headed to Yachats and the Adobe Inn for some crack cocaine coffee (go ahead, ask me if you dare) and lunch with Cricket and Sybil, just because. As always, I had the camera, just in case. By the time I thought to do this photojourney, some of the coolest, best, most scenic parts of Hwy 34 were behind us, but I managed to get some shots of the snow covered Coast Range going thru Alsea.
I took all the pictures thru the window/windshield of the moving car, to let people who may never get the chance to experience the absolute, jaw dropping beauty that is this part of the world first hand see it from the passenger perspective.
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Hwy 34 westbound, heading towards Alsea
Typical day after a holiday traffic crush. Had to deal with this level of traffic almost the entire way, from home to the coast and back home again. Just awful
Cue the dramatic scenery of the finest, most scenic, coastal run on the planet - Pacific Coast Highway, southbound from Yachats to Florence.
Storm debris piled high on the beach
Stopped on the road, awaiting the tow truck to pull the Ford Contour back onto its wheels in the northbound lane. It ran off the road, probably looking at Heceta Head light (shown here, taken from a safely stopped vehicle). Once back on all four tires, the tow truck operator simply drove it across the road into the pullout so that the rest of us could continue onward
There were lots of waterfalls, as normal this time of year. But the mirror just cracks me up
From our home to yours, a very Merry Christmas to all and a fabulous New Year in 2016!!
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Gem the BC, Hoke (aka Santa Paws), Cricket and Sybil
Christmas morning dawned cold and snowy, but not quite snowy enough at the ranch level to give us a white Christmas
For only about the third time since Thanksgiving, blue skies and sunshine graced the area throughout the day, off and on. From the historic Bellfountain Cemetery, looking west towards the ranch with Green Peak dusted with new snow to the right of the picture
The ranch, below Green Peak. Our big silver barn centre of the picture against the treeline
A late afternoon shower put a rainbow in the north pasture. I like how it was fuzzy on the left side of the 'bow and clear on the right side. Roar enjoys a little snack.
At 0730 this morning, it was snowing like mad. Not for very long, and it wasn't sticking as it was still 33 degrees and mostly raining.
There is still just the tiniest bit of hope that there will be white on the ground tomorrow....
Heavy snow with flash, above, and without, below
There was a lot of snow just above us, but the clouds kept it from showing very much. That's our big silver barn just right of centre of the picture in the beige area just below the dark treeline on Don's place just to our west
Green Peak, just to the west, but pretty cloud shrouded