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Octopus' Garden

During my family's recent camping trip at Washburne Park, my son and I hiked from our campsite to Heceta Head, a nice, easy 6-mile (round-trip) hike. The weather started nice and sunny in the campground, but just as we crossed over a ridge about a mile from the lighthouse, we encountered a thick mist, fairly strong winds, and intermittent rain. That particular valley had its own microclimate and seemed to gather the wind and fog that hung over the coast during our entire week-long stay.

 

Although the weather in the valley was dicey, it made for some nice photo opportunities. The interplay of fog and trees is always interesting. The gusting winds caused a fair amount of motion in the foreground ferns, but in this case, I like the effect.

 

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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Taken on August 11, 2012