My Birthday Adventure!

 As promised today, on Nature Friday, I'm here to tell you about the Mama, Daddy and Birthday Boy Adventure I went on last Sunday!!

 Mama did not take me to the dogtur in Oregon, but instead took me to one of my favorite places for a good ocean walk;
Stone Lagoon!!

 We've shown you this beach before. It's the one where we walk up the beach towards this big boulder.

Although I guess we could have walked the other way too. Both sides of this beach are beautiful.

 I frequently paused to breathe in the ocean air and listen to the surf.
The ocean always makes me happy!!

 The little balls of sand verbena are popping up everywhere now that the sun and warmer weather has arrived!


The beach morning glory is also in full bloom!  Most of them have little red spider mites running around them that gave Mama the willies!

 During our walk back to the car we enjoyed searching the forest for elk. They like to come to Stone Lagoon...and some peeps have even seen them on the beach! Unfortunately, we didn't see any this trip.

 It was a beautiful day and we did enjoy the green forest  against the blue skies!


Sometimes, we take for granted how lucky we are to live so close to so much natural beauty...

After spending much of the late Winter and Spring couped up in the house,  we are vowing to get out and enjoy nature more often this summer!

 Show us your nature! It can be flowers, your current weather, a scene out of your window, or maybe a picture from a vacation, walk or other journey! Any kind of nature picture will do! If you don't see a link below, click HERE  to go to our Hoppity Page.


  1. oh how great!!!! what a wonderful beach!!! and even in da sand flowers can grow. a little miracle done by mother nature ;O)

  2. Hari OM
    Arty, I can see that you had an excellent birthday walkies - and mum caught the flowers and the scenery - and YOU - pawfectly!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Wow Arty that was a most wonderful birthday walk. Gail says she would love to take me to a Pacific beach in Northern California or Oregon, but I guess that's never going to happen.
    Oh and aren't those flowers clever, growing on the shingle in the salty air.
    Happy Nature Friday!
    Toodle pip!

  4. What a SuperFun birthday adventure, Arty, and so beautiful!

  5. Mom says living on the North Sea Coast was really nice, walking on the beach, letting dogs swim, etc, but here that isn't going to happen. Beautiful walk, and what a great way to celebrate your birthday!

  6. Dearest Arty OMDs you wear that fedora with such style and I'm loving every single one of your bday road trip photos and the quote.
    Happy Weekend my sweet pal
    Hugs cecilia

  7. Arty you always look dashing in your hats! So glad you had a fun birthday outing!! The flowers are lovely - I didn't know that they existed. Learned something new! Have a great weekend all!!

  8. What a wonderful adventure. Going to the beach is always fun.

    Have a woof woof day and weekend. My best to your siblings and your mom. ♥

  9. Thanks for taking us along on your beautiful adventure Arty. It looked like a perfect day to explore the beach.

  10. Wow! That's a beautiful beach! We've never heard of those kinds of flowers before. The yellow ones look like tennis balls.

  11. You sure did have a terrific Birthday adventure Arty, that sure is a pretty place.

  12. What a super birthday beach adventure. Sure sounds better than any vet visit. Love the sand verbena images. You do live in a beautiful area. Have a great weekend (and I hope you're still celebrating the birthday).

  13. What a happy Barkday you had !

  14. Going to the beach beats going to the doctor any day, Arty. It looks like you had a lot of fun with Mama.

    Lightning was at the vet's yesterday for a number of issues, and now he has to go see an eye specialist just like you. The vet is concerned that his corneal dystrophy is getting worse and wants another opinion.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  15. Going to your favorite place is a great birthday gift. We've never been to the beach. I hope I wouldn't be afraid if I went. Angel Lexi used to go with her cousins Piper and Milo and Aunty Jen and Mommy. XOX Xena

  16. It is awesome that you got the entire beach to yourself on your birthday.

  17. Looks like ya had fun! And belated happy birthday!!

  18. That is a wonderful way to spend your happy birthday! Thanks for sharing it with us.


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