Windy Westport Weekend Sightings

Out and about storm watching.

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Storm Clouds

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Crashing waves with Ocean Shores in distance

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Westport beach with a building waterspout

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Two out of three

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These blew over as I drove past them and liquid blue chemical flew out the roof vents.

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Pelicans and gulls sheltering from the storm in Half Moon Bay, Westport

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Seagull taking a break from the strong winds

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Sand blowing across beach

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Wild waves and windblown beach

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They always come out when the winds get crazy in the woods

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The Blossoming of The Garden Bike

Shortly after the secret garden was begun, a neighbor moved out and left the bike to my friend, Greg, whose property I live on. He donated it for the garden project. Just like the garden itself, I keep adding, subtracting, rearranging and moving the garden bike. It’s about as permanent as anything gets around me, since I planted ivy below it and have it crawling up through the spokes. I also planted sedum below the rear basket. I’m working on a series of the secret garden, from beginning to today.

My Best Photo of the Week Challenge – Week 7

Sunset shadow family finished clamming ; cold, wet, sandy, exhausted, but happy... PHALL PHOTO 2013

Sunset shadow family finished clamming; cold, wet, sandy, exhausted, but happy…
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I chose this as my best photo of the week, because of the deep orange-red dominating the photo, and the black human shadows that the setting sun has cast on the sand. This photo tells a story; the background ocean waves and the many sand piles made from the clam gun leavings, and then the bulging sacks of clams that the anonymous shadow people are carrying away with them .

From  http://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/10/9/my-best-photo-of-the-week-mbpotw-challenge-week-7/

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Clam Digger’s Sunset at Westport, Washington

Just in time! PHALL PHOTO 2013

Just in time!
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Fall sunset. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Fall sunset.
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Sunset Sand Reflection PHALL PHOTO 2013

Sunset Sand Reflection with Clam Diggers
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Sunset Clam Digging, Children Included:>)
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Another angle of clam diggers at sunset. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Another angle of clam diggers at sunset.
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Dogs included too! PHALL PHOTO 2013

Dogs included too! Sack of clams behind dog.
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More clam people:>) PHALL PHOTO 2013

More clam people:>)
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He's plunging the clam gun into the sand.  PHALL PHOTO 2013

He’s plunging the clam gun into the sand.
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He's late to the party, but plenty more clams! PHALL PHOTO 2013

He’s late to the party, but plenty more clams!
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The cloud stories are there for the telling... PHALL PHOTO 2013

The cloud stories are there for the telling…
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I hold my breath...can it get better..it does! PHALL PHOTO 2013

I hold my breath…can it get better..it does!
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Reminds me of the phoenix clouds from last month...is your jaw dropped? Mine still is. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Reminds me of the phoenix clouds from last month…is your jaw dropped? Mine still is.
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That red moment of sunset that predicts a sailor's delight tomorrow:>)  PHALL PHOTO 2013

That red moment of sunset that predicts a sailor’s delight tomorrow:>)
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The excitement peaks...sacks filling with clams, the dogs are silent, but pacing... PHALL PHOTO 2013

The excitement peaks…sacks filling with clams, the dogs are silent, but pacing…
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The red reflected on wet sand. Clammer hot on the trail of chowder ingredients:>) PHALL PHOTO 2013

The red reflected on wet sand. Clammer hot on the trail of chowder ingredients:>)
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The gulls are waiting their turn...maybe a clam will fall out of a sack? So optimistic!  PHALL PHOTO 2013

The gulls are waiting their turn…maybe a clam will fall out of a sack? So optimistic!
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Sunset sand castle. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Sunset sand castle.
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The pink sunset clouds cast a pink glow over everything...for a moment. PHALL PHOTO 2013

The pink sunset clouds cast a pink glow over everything…for a moment.
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The shadow people head home, thinking of hot clam fritters. PHALL PHOTO 2013

The shadow people head home, thinking of hot clam fritters.
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Sunset shadow family; cold, wet, sandy, exhausted, but happy... PHALL PHOTO 2013

Sunset shadow family; cold, wet, sandy, exhausted, but happy…
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The blue and pink deepen into eventual darkness. PHALL PHOTO 2013

The blue and pink deepen into eventual darkness.
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Last shot before I leave the  beach. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Last shot before I leave the beach.
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The Phoenix Cloud Evening

Wow, the phoenix cloud post went mini-viral on my site 1writeplace.com so I haven’t had time to get the rest of the photos from that evening up here. The phoenix photo still gives me chills. Hope you enjoy these 38 photos.

I got a msg from a blogger friend about how much being near water means to her. I've been in such a funk that I hadn't been out to my beach for days. I grabbed my neighbor and his dog and away we went.  EARLY EVE PHALL PHOTO 2013

I got a msg from a blogger friend about how much being near water means to her. I’ve been in such a funk that I hadn’t been out to my beach for days. I grabbed my neighbor and his dog and away we went. EARLY EVE
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Clear beautiful blue to the southeast. Grayland Beach, WA. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Clear beautiful blue with lurking clouds at the base towards the southeast. Grayland Beach, WA.
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Wind anyone? PHALL PHOTO 2013

Wind anyone?
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Evening Horsewomen on Beach PHALL PHOTO 2013

Evening Horsewomen on Beach
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Someone left me flowers :>) PHALL PHOTO 2013

Someone left everyone flowers :>)
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Four elements are beauty to my eyes; sky, dune grass, sand, and driftwood. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Four elements are beauty to my eyes; sky, dune grass, sand, and driftwood.
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A good  photoventure always includes a Bald Eagle. PHALL PHOTO 2013

A good photoventure always includes a Bald Eagle.
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And So It Begins... Sunset on Bonge Beach, WA. PHALL PHOTO 2013

And So It Begins…
Sunset on Bonge Beach, WA.
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Gertrude enjoys the view. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Gertrude enjoys the view.
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Now the colors start to explode. Half Moon Bay, Westport, WA PHALL PHOTO 2013

Now the colors start to explode. Half Moon Bay, Westport, WA. The next several photos are me exploring the dunes and sunset together.
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Sunset Through Dune Grass. PHALL PHOTO 2013

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Moon at Sunset. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Moon at Sunset.
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Beginning of deep sunset colors. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Beginning of deep sunset colors.
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I suddenly see this phoenix! Then I zoom out and see... PHALL PHOTO 2013

I suddenly see this phoenix! Then I zoom out and see…
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PHOENIX RISING! from the fire of the sun!!! PHALL PHOTO 2013

PHOENIX RISING! from the fire of the sun!!!
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Grass on Sunset PHALL PHOTO 2013

Grass on Sunset
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A blanket of clouds slips further down over the sun. PHALL PHOTO 2013

A blanket of clouds slips further down over the sun.
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Dune Grass & Pelicans on Sunset. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Dune Grass & Pelicans on Sunset.
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Into The Fire
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Our little bay on sun-fire. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Our little bay on sun-fire.
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Moon & Coastguard Tower PHALL PHOTO 2013

Moon & Coastguard Tower
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The Cloud Blanket Begins To Catch Fire PHALL PHOTO 2013

The Cloud Blanket Begins To Catch Fire
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The red turns blue water purple. PHALL PHOTO 2013

The red turns blue water purple.
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Cloud Blanket Burns On PHALL PHOTO 2013

Cloud Blanket Burns On
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A Flock Skims The Purple Bay Waters PHALL PHOTO 2013

A Flock Skims The Purple Bay Waters
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Crashing Wave On Purple Bay PHALL PHOTO 2013

Blue Rolling Wave On Purple Bay
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Crashing Wave On Purple Bay PHALL PHOTO 2013

Crashing Wave On Purple Bay
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Final Burst Of Flames In Cloud Blanket
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Pure Flame Of Sunset With Home-Bound Boat
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Sunset Flame Through Dune Grass, With Boat At Apex
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Fishermen In The Flame
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Return To Blue, Sunset Fire Out
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