Luck Meets Opportunity in Pacific City Oregon

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026


Luck meets opportunity….while staying in Pacific City Oregon with my Eat&Read Group (an eclectic bunch of women who are world travelers and come from various backgrounds who’ve been meeting for over 20 years), we had the morning pleasure of being graced by Mother Nature at her best.


 We were eating breakfast when this view appeared. This rainbow started out slight in color and a sliver over the rock to the left. 

Pacific City First Rainbow-Gayle Rich-Boxman All Rights Reserved 2012



 I grabbed my camera and with bare feet, ran out to shoot.  It continued to brighten as I took photos. Rain was splattering my lens, and I was wearing my "jammies" and getting wet, but didn't care.


As it turned out later, I caught one photo with a bald eagle as a tiny brown spot up towards the top, who looked like he was heading past the rainbow.

Pacific Ctiy Rainbow and Bald Eagle-Gayle Rich-Boxman All Rights Reserved 2012


Pacific Ctiy  Bald Eagle-Gayle Rich-Boxman All Rights Reserved 2012


For any photographer trying to get a landscape photo in Pacific City Oregon and then having to switch to high motion in the next shot, it's nearly impossible to get something clear and closeup when it isn't planned. One of the women yelled, "there's a bald eagle!" and I turned and shot the dark movement across the blue-gray sky. It wasn't the best, but hey, at least I got it!


To my delight, it became a double rainbow, and arced clear across the sky.

Pacific City Oregon double rainbow-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2012 All Rights Reserved



Pacific City Oregon—a great west coast destination, no matter what the weather!

 (Be sure and check out other Oregon coast destinations.)




Comments (22)

Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Beautiful - you were where you were meant to be!

Oct 22, 2012 12:50 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Wonderful photos Gayle... Rainbows, especially at the ocean are not always easy to catch. Pacific City is such a great little place. I've driven through there several times when work took me to Oregon. If I remember, isn't that Haystack Rock?

Oct 22, 2012 01:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That is a triple WOW, WOW, WOW.  A rainbow is the indication of beautiful things to come, and we wish you a lovely day. A

Oct 22, 2012 02:11 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Janet, I love ALL rainbows and it's the 2nd time I've been able to capture a double rainbow when I didn't know it was there! (Good blog today, by the way...I'll be re-blogging it soon).

Ed&Celia~thank you for the "catchy title" comment--you made me smile with gratitude!

OH, SUSAN, doncha know it! luck or divine intervention??

Rene'~Haystack Rock is actually in Cannon Beach, north of Pacific City about an hour or so. I can see where it can be easily confused. I have yet to find out that name of THIS rock, but it sits right in front of my dear friend's home on the beach.

Here is my lovely friend, Lavilla, heading out for a walk on the beach.




Oct 22, 2012 02:25 AM
Mary Elizabeth Allen
Lake Monticello, VA

Sometimes you're lucky, sometimes you're good, and sometimes you're both. I'd say you lean to the side of good (and dedicated! Bare feet!) with a smattering of lucky thrown in! Great shots :)

Oct 22, 2012 04:17 AM
Broker Patty Da Silva Da Silva
Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Cooper City, FL
Top Listing Broker

That double rainbow picture is just magnificent! Wow.

Oct 22, 2012 05:51 AM
Tatyana Makarov
Century 21 All Points Realty - South Windsor, CT
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor

What a breathtaking views... Thank you for sharing with us.

Oct 22, 2012 06:05 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Lovely rainbow, eagle and don't forget to mention our HAYSTACK ROCK!!  Weren't you, indeed, lucky when this opportunity presented itself.  The Oregon coast may not have the sands and beach of, oh . . . Santa Monica or Malibu down south, but we sure do have our own beauty to be sure!

Oct 22, 2012 06:07 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Mary Elizabeth~you sure make me feel good!~

Well, Patty, I don't think anyone can top "magnificent" and "wow"!

Ok, Tatayana--breathtaking is pretty good. too!

So, Carla, it's not Haystack Rock, even tho it looks like it.  Haystack is in Cannon Beach. I'll have to find out from my friend, Lavilla, the name of this rock. Glad you liked it nonetheless!



Oct 22, 2012 06:17 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Gayle, breathtaking photos.  And, I must tell you that I belong to two book clubs and in one of them we "Book Reservations" so I appreciate the eat and read orientation of your group!

Oct 22, 2012 06:58 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Gayle, only in paintings may one might say it could be so perfect, but then in Nature, God creator who could expect anything less. And you know how I feel about your photo's, simply breathtaking!

So nice talking to you!

Oct 22, 2012 07:12 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Awesome photos. Never know when you will be graced by mother nature.

Oct 22, 2012 09:44 AM
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Are you sure that you were not eating Lucky Charms for breakfast? Doesn't the rainbow end at a bowl of Lucky Charms?

Oct 22, 2012 11:50 AM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Gayle..You know you could sell these photos! I bet you were just giddy with the display of gorgous nature knowing your camera was not far away!

Oct 22, 2012 01:39 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Joanna, aren't book clubs the best?  I just picked up one at Costco that's nonfiction called The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (an autographed copy!) Can't wait to read it. It's an inspiring true story of a mother and son as she battles pancreatic cancer.

Elle~LOVED our conversation!!!  More to come I hope. Glad to know that we have such things as digging in worms in common!!

Carl, I sure honor Mother Nature!

Melissa, I DO think I found the pot'o gold at the end of the rainbow....

Cindy, how you make me blush...and yes, I WAS giddy--you should've heard me describing it to my husband--such a kid I was and couldn't WAIT to get back and download them on my computer.


Oct 22, 2012 02:14 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
Hi Gaylle, You have really outdone yourself with these pictures. They are all wonderful, Your friend looks very nice and healthy.
Oct 22, 2012 02:48 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Gayle, Those are some gorgeous photos!  Great job capturing them!  Have a great day!

Oct 22, 2012 06:53 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Stunning Gayle and you know how intrigued I am with the Haystack Rocks of Cannon Beach. When I come back and visit I'm going to have on my rubber boots so I can see it up close and personal. You captured beautiful photos and I wish I was there right now!

Oct 22, 2012 11:12 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

My apologies to Rene and Carla, as you are RIGHT--this is another Haystack Rock. I stand corrected!


Kristin, can you believe that Lavilla is EIGHTY-ONE??

Tony, really appreciate the compliment!

Miss Kris, I'm happy that this reminds you to come back this way. Oregon and I miss you and await your return. This Haystack Rock is further south than the one you photographed the first time.


Oct 23, 2012 03:25 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes™- by eXp Realty - Vancouver, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Double rainbow dude! Lol.

Just kidding - love the photos and this reminds me of our recent trip. Happy memories.

Glad you have visitors coming to check out the house and I'm keeping my fingers ( and toes ) crossed. ;) 

Oct 23, 2012 09:24 AM