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Cloudy Blue Moonrise

Beautiful sunset tonight from Tillicum Beach Campground!

Sunset Waves
Sunset Waves

When I saw the few clouds on the eastern horizon I thought the moonrise would be a bust.  The sun turned them a light pink.

Cloudy MoonRise
Cloudy MoonRise

But they just made it purdier ūüôā

Maybe the theory about crazy things happening on a full moon is right.¬† We’ve seen some crazy things today.

One camper left their dog tied to a tree when they left.¬† We didn’t have their phone number so all we could do is hold onto her and hope they’d return.¬† They “noticed” when they got to Eugene and got back to Tillicum Campground 5 hours later.¬† She was a sweet dog.¬† Several people offered to take her.

When the hosts were discussing where the dog could spend the night, if needed,¬†I learned that there have been 2 instances where campers left their dogs tied up outside over night and got attacked by a racoon.¬† They also left the dog food and water out.¬† DUH!¬† Don’t leave food outside¬†your car or¬†RV!

There was a lady walking her 2 small dogs on the beach this evening.¬† She was up by the creek.¬† A coyote was coming down the edge of the creek and started towards her dogs.¬† She got them on leash quickly and a man stepped in to help chase off the coyote while she got away.¬† I was still watching for the moon so I didn’t notice what was going on.¬† I heard about¬†this when I got back to the campground.¬† Poor lady was shaking!¬† We had reports of coyotes in the campground last year.

Even though we are right on Hwy 101, we ARE in a forest.  Please, act like you are camping.

A Colorful Day in Oregon

I love the bright orange and yellow of the Columbia Lilies against the beautiful green leaves.  But this one had a special surprise.

Look close to see the yellow spider that blends right in with the flower. ūüôā

Columbia Lily with Yellow Spider
Columbia Lily with Yellow Spider

Tonight I had to make a choice between sunset and Mitt Romney’s speech.¬† So I watched the sunset through the¬†trees and¬†behind the window of our 5th wheel….and enjoyed his speech.

Flooded Sand Castle
Flooded Sand Castle

By the time Mitt was finished, this sand castle was flooded and there was just a little bit of color left in the western sky.

Blue Moon
Blue Moon

But I got to see the blue moon as it rose over the campground!

Blue Moon from Tillicum Beach
Blue Moon from Tillicum Beach

I could hear the high-pitched peeps of a flock of birds but I couldn’t see them.¬† Then their movement caught my eye against the reflection on the water.

Plover Peeps
Plover Peeps

And the color fades to greyscale….but the sound of the peeps and the waves are soothing.