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#snowonthealsea

We’re enjoying a snowday from home today.  Snow on the beach is such a rarity on the Oregon Coast and I got to kinda see it once…at midnight…from a distance…lit by my camera flash…see here: Snow on Tillicum Beach

Today I’m enjoying it from up the Alsea River.

alsea river snow
Alsea River at head of tidewater

We had plans for going to Newport to volunteer at the Family History Center and then do our weekly grocery shopping.  But caution prevails today.

driftboat in snow
timeout for snow

Some don’t mind travelling on snow days but the duck route isn’t any different than any other day on the river.

ring-necked ducks, alsea river
Ring-necked ducks

Most of the snow fell before the tide started going out this morning.

snow level meets tide level
Snow level meets tide level on the Alsea

Salmonberries first gathered weeds from the high river last month and now snow.

salmonberries gathering snow
Salmonberries gathering snow on the Alsea

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Are your eyes bigger than your tummy?  Please, eat responsibly.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Oregon Coast
Wild turkey hunting tips: http://www.huntingseasonready.com/wild-turkey-hunting-tips/

Have a safe and happy day!

…for tomorrow is another story.  Maybe we’ll get snow on the beach!?  (It’s rare, that’s why we get excited about it.)

Here’s the weather alert for the north and central Oregon Coast:

A SHARP COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION FROM THE NORTH ON FRIDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE HIGH INITIALLY…BUT WILL FALL SHARPLY BEHIND THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. POST FRONTAL SHOWERS MAY FALL AS A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW DOWN TO THE VALLEY FLOOR AT TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO END BY SATURDAY NIGHT. GUSTY OFFSHORE FLOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THIS OFFSHORE FLOW WILL USHER IN FRIGID CONDITIONS AS IT PULLS IN AIR FROM AN ARCTIC AIR MASS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CASCADES.

Merganser Chase

I love watchin’ the mergansers chasing around.

[youtube http://youtu.be/MrLKmNvX2Ls]

And then, they’re off!

merganser takeoff
Cleared for takeoff!

The weather has been amazing (although we REALLY need some rain!)  We’ve had upper 40’s at night and low 70’s during the day…great for anything outdoors!

Oregon Coast Snow Day – Alsea River

SNOW DAY ON THE OREGON COAST!

It doesn’t happen here often so we get really excited about it.

great blue heron
Weather Heron

This is how I can tell it’s snowing.  Our weather heron has snow all over him.

Snowing on the Alsea River near Blackberry Campground
Snowing on the Alsea River near Blackberry Campground

About 6 inches, I’m guessing?

bird feeder in snow
6 inches of snow in the bird feeder

We threw some seed where they could get to it without being shoulder-deep in the snow.

Snowbird
Snowbird

I’m just sorry I’m up the Alsea River, this year, and can’t get to the coast to see snow on the beach.

I’m glad I have an indoor job today:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVEYV6xdStI

Yachats Beach at Sunset

I was driving Don crazy so he finally got me my beach/sunset fix!

Playin' on Yachats Beach
Playin’ on Yachats Beach

We went to Yachats and walked down to the river from the south parking area.

Sand Art - Flower
Sand Art – Flower

Don brought his rake to experiment with crop circles.

Sand Art - Bird Head
Sand Art – Bird Head

…only cooler…

Sand Art - Fish
Sand Art – Fish

Of course he had to do a fish.

Yachats Beach at Dusk
Yachats Beach at Dusk

It was a little cooler than yesterday.

Sunset on the Waves
Sunset on the Waves

But another beautiful day, nonetheless.

Sunset Wafers
Sunset Wafers

I like how the horizon distorts the shape of the sun.

Yachats Agate Festival 2014

We had to drop in on the Agate Festival in Yachats today.  There’s more tomorrow so check out the notice if you’re in town:

http://www.coastagates.org/rock-gem-shows/3rd-ever-yachats-agate-festival-january-2014/

There were SO many beautiful agates and things made from agates.  We got lots of ideas!

We didn’t buy anything.  I asked “how much for the little turtle earrings?”  When she said, “$75”, I told her “I’d better not touch those.”

Yachats State Park
Junuary on the Oregon Coast

We took advantage of the June-like weather to enjoy the crashing ocean waves.  Okay, it’s really NOT like June on the Oregon Coast because this is colder and sunnier.

But this is as good as a summer day in January.  What a lovely day!