silver and green: the oregon coast.

August 19, 2013

beach beach stair cait sea star three at falcon cove beach house short sands beach james short sands beach waves sitka spruce mountain brush nehalem river falcon cove Anyone who tells you that the Oregon coast is always gloomy lacks experience, or at the very least, imagination.

When the sun’s not shining golden, the sky glows silver instead, offering the senses a whole different brand of magic.

We’re back in Brooklyn now, missing the crash of the waves and the heavy sureness of the salt air, but trying our best to institute the habits we relearned on our vacation into our life here: more breakfast, less coffee; more books, less time in front of a screen; more moving, less standing still.

More about our west coast adventure, soon.

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  • Reply Alexandra Consolver August 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Beautiful! Great pictures. We just spent some time in the Canadian Maritimes and Boston. Very foggy and green up there too. Check out pictures on my blog if you're interested! -Alexandra

    • Reply Erin August 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Oh, I love the maritimes! Would love to check out your photos!

  • Reply Pat August 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Lovely photos.

  • Reply Lauren Ashley August 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    The Pacific North West is such a special place.

  • Reply janis August 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    i loved your instagrams from here! must check out oregon one day.

    • Reply Erin August 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks, Janis! Hope you do!

  • Reply Alexa August 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    the fog! so lovely.

  • Reply Caitlin @ Our Natural Heritage August 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I can't wait to hear more about your trip! A visit to Portland and the Oregon coast was definitely one of my favorite vacations to date, it still holds my heart and I can't wait to go back.

  • Reply Nichole August 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Your picutres are amazing. It looks like you had a great time, can't wait to hear more about your trip!

  • Reply Sharna August 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! I have a sister who lives in Oregon and I totally agree, it's not the sunny, California beach but instead, a misty, woodland dreamland!
    Coming from the desert I was totally in awe that EVERYTHING is so green!


  • Reply tammy j August 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    i could hear it and smell it and feel the cool mist upon my face.
    these are exquisite pictures. and i will visit them often.
    a distant dream was always to move to oregon. at 68… maybe it's time to put some gumption behind it!

    • Reply Erin August 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      Never too late!

  • Reply holtkamp August 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    so amazing!

  • Reply Naomi Hattaway August 19, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    heavy sureness of the salt air. love that!

  • Reply Rosie August 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Ahhhh your photos make me swoon! So, so stunning.

  • Reply dee August 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Wow. I don't think anything I could write can do your pictures justice. Just wow.

  • Reply Joyful August 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Fabulous scenery!

  • Reply Libby August 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    The photo of the trees and the mist is gorgeous. Thanks for appreciating the beauty of my state's coast!

  • Reply Shelly Hardage-Wilkerson August 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Oh, Oregon is amazing in its own way! Glad you see the beauty that we, that live here, see everyday. Wonderful pictures!

  • Reply Shoko August 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    these are amazing. i felt totally transporting scrolling through. beautiful!

  • Reply Kristina August 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!! Your photography alone makes me want to go to Oregon and wander along the foggy beaches myself! Thanks for the inspiration!! Kristina x

  • Reply Christy August 20, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Absolutely lovely photos of a serene beach hazey walk on the beach. Makes me miss my home by the beach.

  • Reply Jay August 20, 2013 at 7:27 am

    That first picture is perfection! There's something mythical about the foggy beach.

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  • Reply Amanda August 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    That top photo is just… wow… Absolutely beautiful.

  • Reply Soledad August 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    That is just SO beautiful.

  • Reply What Possessed Me August 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    An insanely charming house – and beautiful photographs.

  • Reply Brianna August 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    It has been so nice here on the Oregon Coast- hopefully you got some sun too! I can't tell what part you went to and I felt like I knew the coast like the back of my hand!

  • Reply infusionfibers August 21, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Such beautiful photographs. Some of them look so familiar I swear it's a beach I know so well, yet I know you were further north. There is no place like Oregon.

    When people complain about rain here, I tell them – "but rain is the reason Oregon is so lush and beautifully green." They always have to agree!

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} August 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Beautiful photos, Erin! The Oregon coast looks so so gorgeous! I don't think I'd ever want to leave.

  • Reply emily @ cabin fervor August 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Stunning collection of photos! Surreal.

  • Reply Kristin August 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I have loved following your travels on instagram. Oregon is incredible.

  • Reply Faith August 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos! The West Coast is stunning.

  • Reply leyla August 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    i hope to see and experience this for myself one day. i'm perfectly fine with gloom and fog. the scenery is quite beautiful and so calming.

  • Reply Numie Abbot August 22, 2013 at 2:55 am

    I was just in San Francisco and had the same thoughts about the fog there! Something about it is just so beautiful, calming…magical! Great post. 🙂

  • Reply Laura August 23, 2013 at 1:10 am

    I LOVE the west coast. Your photos are too lovely. 🙂

  • Reply Julie August 23, 2013 at 6:44 am

    There is something magical about this beach. Oregon is definitely on my list of place to visit

  • Reply jacquelyn | lark+linen August 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Magical seem to sum it up!

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