On a beautiful summer day the world seems so big and amazing there’s nothing for it but to, as they say, “get out there”. I was hoping to make this a weekend post, but the weekend went by in a blaze of sunshine and I couldn’t sit at the computer long enough to get it together. So, here I am today, sharing a bit of life here on the southern Oregon coast. It’s a lovely vacation spot, but it’s also where I live and some days I like to just make like a tourist and enjoy it.
Two friends and I started the day at this gorgeous botanical garden. Okay… it’s actually my friend’s private garden, but it rivals any public garden I’ve visited. Yes, we’re all gardening fools and I love it! This is only a smidgen of her garden. I tried to pare down the photos, but, trust me, every inch of her large garden is as splendiferous as this. I hope you’ll click on the photos for a more enjoyable view.
After the awe of the garden we three friends lunched at one of our small seaport villages, then our realtor friend had to go sell some houses while retired me and staycationing Rhonda went on with our day in The Great Outdoors. Pictured below is a quiet, sheltered cove which many people enjoy from above, but perhaps can’t find their way down to it, hence the nearly deserted beach.
But, we know where the trail is so we trekked on down and spent about an hour soaking up the sunshine.
We aren’t selfie kinda gals, but we were goofing around saying we could take this shot and tell everyone we’d gone on a tropical vacation. We took about a million of these, trying to get the hang of selfies. Rhonda said “act natural”. Well, you can see her selfie-takin’ arms reflected in my shades. So much for “natural”.
Finally, I’ll leave you with a collection of photos I took at Shore Acres Botanical Garden. This is just a small sampling of roses and dahlias and one bloom of a bottlebrush shrub in that garden. The rhododendrons and azaleas are finished, and I left out the cottage, the pond, and all the larger views. I still think Rhonda’s garden is prettier, but this is a pretty spectacular place, too. It’s all part and parcel with the glorious beaches along this stretch of road. The last three pictures were taken at my friend’s garden. They’re all clickable, if you like, but I know it’s a lot of photos. Enjoy, and have yourself a beautiful day!