Blonde Raccoon

February 28, 2015

The raccoons we see are usually black and grey.  But this one seems more brown and blonde.  It is really obvious when we see him with his buddies though.


Brown Raccoon

We caught his buddies on video chasing mice around the yard.  Anyone who lives in the country needs a barn cat to keep the mice in control….or let the raccoons take care of them.

Who doesn’t enjoy blue sky?

February 23, 2015

I guess even sea lions get cabin fever now and then.  Give them blue sky and calm seas and you may see them outside of Sea Lion Caves; north of Florence, Oregon, on Highway 101.  Just north of the caves there is a pullout; the vantage point for the “most photographed lighthouse on the Oregon Coast”.  The lighthouse keeper’s house is a bed and breakfast:  Heceta Head Lighthouse

heceta head lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Park your car, get out and listen.  If you can hear the sea lions barking, look over the rock wall to the cliffs below.  These are a mix of California and Stellar Sea Lions.

sea lion haul out

Sea Lions Hauling Out

They complain a lot but they like to snuggle.

sea lions

Mom! He’s touching me!

On the other side of the cliff, closer to the caves, another group of sea lions climb the steep cliff; hugging the side to get to the top.

sea lion rock climbers

Sea Lions are great rock climbers


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