Thursday, January 12, 2012
This is Indian Beach. To get there, you head just a little bit North out of the town of Cannon Beach, Oregon and follow the signs up a windy, forested road to Ecola State Park. Once in the park, you head down another windy, narrow, steep, forested road to the parking lot overlooking Indian Beach. It's a nice, quiet cove, usually pretty unpopulated, with a perfectly Oregon Coast rugged, rocky south end...and it has a special place in my heart. It was particularly lovely this chilly January night, just after sunset.
That's the thing about sunsets...this one, the actually setting of the sun, was kind of unremarkable. There weren't a lot of clouds in the sky, just a skiff on the horizon, so nothing really popped in the sky...it wasn't an obviously beautiful sunset. But, if you are patient, and wearing lots of warm layers (because as soon as the sun disappears so does all the warmth in the air)...you might be lucky enough to get this kind of image...a beautiful, calm, vibrant reflection in the low tide. Worth the wait (and the goose bumps)!
That's the thing about beauty in life, isn't it...sometimes you have to be patient, and really, really quiet, to appreciate it.
Thanks Mom & Dad.