Category Archives: Susan’s Blog


Finally! Hummingbirds, Cloud Forest! Ecuador: Part III

  Quick as a hummingbird…she darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly dipping into the flowers of my heart. ~ James Oppenheim ….And these little birds did dip sweetly into my heart!!! Last December my husband, Steve and […]

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Wildlife Faves Galapagos, Journey to Ecuador: Part II

Evolve…..or become extinct!  ~  Charles Darwin.  Another popular Darwin quote on the Islands!  My husband, Steve and I took a snorkeling tour to a beautiful, secluded, white sand beach and everyone really enjoyed being in […]

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Galapagos, Journey to Ecuador: Part I

It felt a bit like going home.  Our one month journey to Ecuador was reminiscent of my days living overseas as a youth and young woman. Between the ages of 12 and 27 I lived […]

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Tourism Gig!

  It has been such a busy summer for Steve’s and my motel here in Bandon and for our photography business as well.  One project that kept us busy was a tourism gig that required […]

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Central Oregon Coast Trip

  There is always a way and always hope in the next sunrise, and in the next second, and in the next minute. ~ Ziggy Marle       Steve and I spent three nights […]

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Embrace the Fog! Bandon Workshop

~ Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Persistence and determination are omnipotent.  ~ Calvin Coolidge What do you do when a bunch of folks pay money to come to Bandon to […]

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Central Oregon Coast Road Trip

  Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.  ~~ Rene-Francois- Ghislain Magritte To me, intentional blur abstracts evoke mystery and intrigue. This image below is my favorite take of the trip. […]

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“Bones Bleach in the Sands”

  Captain Lawrence’s final toast to his ship was: “May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands.” Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, […]

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Sweat the Small Stuff, Oregon Islands NWR

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.  ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau  This morning […]

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Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge Project

  I spent an incredible day at Simpson Reef, a part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge this week.  I expect that the next three months will be my most fruitful as far as gathering […]

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