Thursday, January 31, 2008

Skywatch Friday

Ecola State Park

I am posting this early for SkyWatch Friday. I will be working for the next three days straight and I wanted to make sure and post.I also want to give a little explanation as to why I seem to post at odd times.I am an RN and I work 3-4 twelve hour shifts a week and with the drive to and from work it makes for 14.5 hour days when I work so much I don't feel much like posting on those days . On the days I work basically it consists of work,eat, sleep and repeat.LOL!!
I love this photo it is the classic Oregon shot of the North Caost taken from Cascade Head at Ecola State Park. I never grow tired of it and the huge Monolith is Haystack Rock.
I just want to thank each and everyone of you who visit here. I enjoy reading each of your blogs and getting to know each of you.
Hope you all Have a Terffic Weekend!

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir

52 comments:

kate said...

love the picture and also the quote. Might have to use that one on a page somewhere.
I'm happy to read you whenever you post :)

Love Bears All Things said...

I was wondering about this book yesterday. I haven't read it. I tried to start another one and it was too depressing. The title escapes me right now but I looked last night and it wasn't that one.

Thanks for dropping by,
Mama Bear

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh wow! This is so beautiful! This is like a painting. Stunning! I am so impressed.
I don't blame you for not wanting to post, that's a brutal shift. I'd be exhausted when I got home, all I want to do is crawl into bed!
Take it easy.
~Michele~

Barbara B. said...

Those are intense work days you have!

I love Ecola State Park (and also bopping around the shops at Cannon Beach) :)

Sara said...

That is a gorgeous photo! Oh, and thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment too.

My sister was a nurse for 10 years...she had those long hours too. She left nursing to do medical transcription and work from home on her own hours...

Kostas said...

The amazing photograph and the marvellous comment, me give the reason, to you I say that you made one splendid post!
Good facility in your work.

DeeMom said...

Beautiful

dot said...

Love your picture and it does look like a painting! Great quote too.

Marg said...

Great Picture. I don't always post at the same time, nor do I always feel up to it, so I look forward to browsing through at any given time.
Work in the hospital is hard.
I work as a volunteer in the ER ward.
I have come to appreciate all the energy and hard work that nurses to caring for others.
I absolutely love your quotes.
They speak the heart.

Jan said...

This is so beautiful. It reminds me of when we lived in Oregon and would visit the coast. For awhile, we even lived in Newport, so we were close to the beautiful Pacific.

Sandy Carlson said...

That is awe inspiring. The John Muir quote was made-to-order for this image. God bless.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a neat place.
Don't worry about when you post just nice to have you post

Salty said...

I love this shot! The contrast & tone accent the subject wonderfully!

Misty Dawn said...

This looks so magical! Beautiful photo!

Dirty Knees said...

Your photo has a mystical quality.

Juliana RW said...

Amazing....thanks for sharing in here :D

My first Sky Watch Friday

RUTH said...

Such a beautiful photo. Long days for you; hope you manage to get a good rest after your shifts.

Ida said...

This is a hit! :)
So beautiful!
Looks like a painting.
Great capture. :)))

RuneE said...

The rock has got a good name. I like the lighting in the picture.

Sleep well, when you get around to it!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Good day to you Yolanda
This really is a stunning picture, a view that I'm so glad you shared today.. hope your work as not been to tiring...
Tom

ArneA said...

That is one of the problems by joining fellowships. You just have to participate.
:-)
Great photo and colors

bluemountainsmary said...

Just lovely - like staring at another world.

I hope YOU have a relaxing weekend!

imac said...

Love this photo, and the mist certainly enhance it.



My Dome is up now.

Marie said...

WOW amazing photo!

HildeS. said...

Wow, this is just beautiful:)

Nessa said...

Beautiful shot. I hate when my work interferes with blogging; D

Kerri said...

Lovely shot!!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi ,well have a good shift an wrkdays take care and a good weekend:)
A very impressive sky this is, Thanks for showing, I like it.


JoAnn's D-Yes for HOLLAND
I Participate SKYWATCH Friday:)

Andrea said...

Beautiful......peaceful scene.

gardenpath said...

I have an old polaroid shot of me standing in front of the rock with my dog, taken when I was 19 years old, and skinny as a rail!
This is a exceptionally beautiful shot of the beach. Your Oregon shots bring back lots of memories.
Sandy

DarylE said...

A noble and wonderful profession .. and you are also a pretty wonderful photographer!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a stunning shot! Thank you for sharing. I do hope you have a wonderful weekend when your shift is done.

Karen said...

Such a gorgeous photo! And I'm so glad you make the time to blog--you're a joy to read!

Suzi-k said...

well it may be a classic view, but you have done a great job capturing it in exceptional light, the way the blue is in layers with dark contrasting rocks is really stunning.

Carole said...

I just spent the longest time staring at this picture. It is mesmerizing.

DigitalShutterMania said...

I am stunned when I firstly see this photo. Very beautiful indeed.

gaz said...

great post...

Lorena said...

That's a beautiful photograph!!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Stunning photo!

Andrée said...

That is a gorgeous and awesome photo! I would never tire of it, either! My Skywatch is here. Thank you.

Paulie said...

Any sky photo with haystack Rock in it is beautiful! Come see my birds when you have time.

Sharon said...

what an amazing view :)

Bing said...

I love the foggy climate there.

Angela Marie said...

Amazing photo! I think that if I had to move from California, it would be the coast of Oregon.
Beautiful!

storyteller said...

What a spectacular view! I feel for you in terms of the hours you work and applaud you for finding a way to blog on your own terms within the time frame available. Thanks for visiting my blogs and leaving such thoughtful comments.
Hugs and blessings,

Willow said...

I have been there in Ecola so many times. Haystack Rock/Cannon Beach was one of my favorite places to go when I was a kid.

Great shot!

Thank you for being a nurse!

Inland Empire Girl said...

love this place and love the quote. I need to get back over and enjoy your part of the world.

Shelby said...

I too love the quote.. :)

His Girl Friday said...

beautiful! :)

Berlinswhimsy said...

Oh, I know this shot all too well (I used to live very close to this area...). It's very beautiful there anytime!

My Mom's a nurse and I know how tiring an 8-hour shift can be so I can imagine how how tired you are with your three 12s!

Love this quote...

nonizamboni said...

Thanks for posting when you can! And hope you enjoy your days in between.
The photo is lovely but I especially liked the poem. It made me want to stop and just inhale the words. Thanks for sharing!

Carver said...

That's a breathtaking shot. It makes me feel good just looking at it. Your work schedule sounds very tiring. I hope you have some good days off.