This has been such a busy and fun Christmas season visiting my amazing parents in Texas.
I’ve had so much fun with them that I’ve neglected taking photos. As I was outside running a couple errands though, the sunset colors of the big Texas sky caught my attention and I just had to stop.
As long as I had my camera and ditching my duties…I kept clicking…Walmart was selling leftover Christmas trees last week for 2 cents each so we got a baker’s dozen for fish habitat. If more would have fit in the truck, we would have gotten more. My brother wanted to know if we tried to talk them down in price. 😉 These will give those bass a reason to hang around.
Mom’s puttering around in the kitchen and Dad’s at the puzzle table.
And a beautiful full moon over the lake while steaks wait for the football game to end.
I went out at sunset in hopes to see the Supermoon rise over the Alsea Bay. The eastern sky was covered by clouds so I focused on the sunset.
The sun sets pretty far north in August. It still amazes me how much it changes from summer to winter. In the winter the sun will set at the mouth of the bay.
Here’s a view of the sleepy little town of Waldport from the archway on the Alsea Bridge.
The cormorants were resting on the underside of the bridge. You can tell by the white poop that they nest above this area. There were other cormorants hanging out but this one had something on his back that I wanted to get a closer look at. There were about 5 dead cormorants there too. I assume that’s common?
I didn’t want to give up on the moonrise too soon; in case it surprised me by popping through the clouds. So I crossed over to the east side of the bridge. No seals on the sandbar, just evidence of their haulout. But something caught my eye and I had to go investigate while I watched the sky change.
Waldport has a Green Bike program. This one looks like it has a twisted back tire but, otherwise, might be salvageable if someone can get out to the sandbar at low tide.
Time to call it a night. I’m sad the moon didn’t show up but happy to see the sunset with all its beautiful colors.