My second to oldest son, Daniel, and his February 2009 treasure found on Sunset Beach! Try as they may, my husband and boys could not get him to stay in the water.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
It is a beautiful day here in Astoria. The sun is shining, it's around 70 with a very slight breeze rattling the leaves in the back yard. The hum of a lawnmower is in the distance and with it the sweet smell of fresh cut grass is in the air.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bonus Photo! This is from the Schermerhorn family and what they see from their window. The star of the image is Hamilton the pig. I confess, this photo is a bit of self-indulgence because I fostered Hamilton for a month or so prior to the Schermerhorn's adopting him. The original family who owned Hamilton loved him dearly but were in transition. He now has a wonderful home with a couple of goat buddies, chickens and ducks to keep him company. For those not familiar with the coast, Seaside is only about 20 miles or so south of Astoria.
Here is Hamilton hamming it up!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
This image was taken by Guest Blogger Jack Applegate. He has the unique advantage of being a city inspector so finds intriguing angles of familiar places. Nicknamed "The Bridge To No Where," this image truly looks like the bridge ends nowhere. (apologies to our Washington friends).
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Guest Blogger Jack Applegate supplied this image. Jack is the city building inspector and teaches courses at Clatsop Community College. He captured this photo while doing an inspection on top of Astoria's tallest building: The Astor Hotel.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Every window has a view! This is a Rogue view. Rogue as in Rogue Public Ale House. Love watching the seals and sea lions occasionally break surface, ships passing buy or boats bobbing in the harbor.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Pier 11 ~ March 16, 2013
A lot of memories were born here! There are many Astorians and visitors to the town who enjoyed waterfront dinners, family events and prom night when "Cecil" the Sea Serpent made this his home.
In 1919 Pier 11 was purchased by George W. Sanborn & Sons who was another major stakeholder of Astoria’s waterfront. In 1944 the warehouse was remodeled by the Lower Columbia Cooperative Dairy Association and was used as a feed mill plant until the building was abandoned in 1968. In the early days, horses and trucks pulled through the main mall where feed was unloaded. In the late 1970’s Darrel Davis and George Brugh remodeled the structure and converted into a restaurant, lounge, and Astoria’s first interior shopping mall. However, you can still see the influences of the feed mill plant through the main hall.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
This is a Pacific Hagfish or "Slime Eel" as they are affectionately known. They are, however, not truly an eel. These are dubbed an "experimental" fishery, and tricky to capture. The toughest part of fishing for Hagfish, though, is keeping them alive once they are on board the boat. If they are upset or threatened, they give off a putrid slime that effectively kills them no matter if they are kept in ice, or water, and the slime itself clogs intakes so that circulation pumps and plumbing similar to crab will not work, and often need replacing. Once they are delivered to shore, they are foreign market bound. Korea is the main importer of slime eels. These lively eels are newly offloaded to Da Yang Seafoods, in a mixture of sea water and ice while they await processing.
By Guest Blogger Liz McMaster, F/V Lady Laura
Saturday, March 9, 2013
We live in an amazing region full of wildlife. Unfortunately, I didn't have my regular camera with me and am shocked at how well the phone camera captured this eagle in flight. I was able to get surprisingly close to the eagle. There are far better images by others of wildlife. Do you have favorites you've taken?
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
This is the Clatsop County Courthouse and according to the State's archives, the Courthouse in Astoria was completed in 1908 after several years of delays. It's an impressive historical building that anchors the west end of downtown.
Astoria, Oregon, Daily Photo is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store and Astoria Sunday Market.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The F/V Patricia Lee waits at the fuel dock at the foot of 5th street. She's taking on groceries and fuel in preparation for a long trip to Alaska after having been in the shipyard.
Elizabeth McMaster, Guest Blogger
F/V Lady Laura