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Beach Creatures-Pacific City Oregon

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

A weekend spent in Pacific City, Oregon beckoned me to take my camera and head onto the gray-hued beach for some photographic perspectives. 


Beach creatures from tiny crablike beings (as if from another planet) of a half-inch in length,


to a mammoth tree festooned with constellations of barnacles. The smooth, striated surfaces were a visual delight to this photographic eye. Very wabi sabi-ish!!!

Beach tree with barnacles-Pacific City-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2016


I even found a tiny creature whose slightly slimy surface reminded me of a face that's had just one too many trips to the plastic surgeon! 

Just my crazy imagination at work again. 


The artwork that nature provides from the ocean depths that lands on the beach is always a sight to behold with awe. 

Wood with mussels-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2016

The mahogany tones of water-washed wood on the giant tree gave me opportunities to see abstract art, like the one above, but with  completely different structures,  lines  and textures. 


Tree Limbs an d Barnacles-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2016


What would a beach be without the ever-present seagull? This one struck me as rather pensive as he stood facing the waves, quietly taking in the morning. 

Seagull at Pacific City-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2016

Bunnies at the Beach? What?? Yes. An odd tale, not sure of all of the details, but they are now prolific wandering around freely in Pacific City. I caught this one beside the road as I headed for home. 

Bunny at Pacific City-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2016

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It sure sounds like you had a great time at Pacific City Oregon. Love the photos Gayle.

Apr 11, 2016 01:51 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gayle, reading this is like taking a day off!  Love your photos, especially the beach bunny!

Apr 11, 2016 02:20 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Gayle these are fantastic pictures!  I do feel like I'm walking along side you and looking at all the little things and seeing the beauty. Very nice!

Apr 11, 2016 02:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Nature creates some of the most amazing beings.

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Apr 11, 2016 04:44 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

Noah Seidenberg thanks for being my first commenter of the day! I've been off and running with new listings, new clients, etc. Busy day back from the beach!!

Patricia Kennedy and to think that "Bunny" almost didn't make the cut because he/she wasn't "on the beach"! Glad you liked them.

Anna Banana Kruchten how fun to look at it this way! Happy to have you along...I had such a great time!

Myrl Jeffcoat oh, I"m THRILLED that you chose to feature this!  Thank you, it was great fun editing these at dark-thirty this AM. 



Apr 11, 2016 05:25 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gayle - We used to spend time in Neskowin, just up the road from Pacific City, and the beach there was always full of wonders - but the memory I'll never be able to lose is stepping barefoot on a banana slug. Ewww.

Apr 11, 2016 07:17 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Gayle, I drive about two hours to go to the beach just to walk around and admire what's in and around the water. These photos are just amazing.

Apr 11, 2016 09:18 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Incredible captures, my friend. I especially love the first one. So impressed!

Apr 11, 2016 04:36 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gayle. Your photos are amazing, always appreciate seeing the gifts you have to share.

Apr 11, 2016 08:17 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

OMG Girlfriend, I love your photos.  You need to enter them into a contest!!! And that trip to the plastic surgeon - THAT is definitely what I am afraid of every time I think about undergoing the knife!!! I need your help in learning how to put a signature on my photos! xox

Apr 11, 2016 10:53 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Gayle!

My eyes were playing tricks on me. I read your title as Breach Creatures 3 times! WOW! That first photo looks like an alien from outer-space! It could be an inspiration for a Stephen King film. I have never seen anything like it. Though not creepy, I love everything in nature, it was uniquely different!

Your photography is stunning! The examples of beauty on the beach were phenomenal! And your comedian side with that shot of too many plastic surgeries was hysterical! You truly do have an eye for beauty and a way with the camera that shows off the artistic side of your amazing talent!

Apr 12, 2016 12:09 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ,  Your Beach Creature definately looks like an alien to me.  The picture with the glasses reminds me of a blind date I had back in high school.   HaHaHaHa (Just kidding) 

Apr 12, 2016 01:35 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-What an interesting array of pictures you captured. Love your artistic eye.

Apr 12, 2016 09:21 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Beachcombing is always so much fun because you never know what you might find.  The sea creatures are incredible and so diverse!

Apr 12, 2016 12:48 PM