Monday, December 9, 2019

Storm Clouds Brewing

Hi, stitching friends!

I took this picture just a few minutes ago out the back patio of the condo. Beautiful evening. Those dark shapes on the left aren’t hills; they’re storm clouds rolling in. The waves are starting to crash high and hard against the rocks. It’s going to be a wild night!

Today was sunny and calm so we took a long walk on Beverly Beach. I love the Oregon Coast this time of year. We have the beaches almost to ourselves, and while others may think it’s too cold, we think temps in the 50s are perfect. I haven’t worn my coat since we’ve been here.

After Beverly Beach, we drove down to Newport and visited Bridie’s Irish Faire and met the owner, Susan. Earlier this year we signed up for a tour of Ireland and Scotland in 2020, organized by Susan, so it was fun to introduce ourselves. A lot of people going on the trip are from Oregon, so we are the Idaho contingent. (If you ever want a small-group tour of Ireland, click here to visit Bridie’s online. Next year will be Susan’s 17th tour!)

Lunch at Nana’s Irish Pub next door followed, and now we’re back at the condo, ready guessed it... watch Monday Night Football!

Wish you were here. There’s a lot to love!

Until next time, wishing you fun and lots of time to stitch!


  1. Oh this sounds like such a great trip and the VIEW!! I can't believe you haven't worn a coat. I would certainly need one! Cousins visited Ireland and said it can take your breath away.

  2. Gorgeous photo!! Drastic weather does make beautiful photos!! Oh, I'm so thrilled for you that you will be going to Ireland and Scotland!!! Scotland is on my bucket list and I loved going to Ireland and can't wait to go back. I'm so glad you are enjoying your vacation so much. My favorite temps are 40 to 60 degrees so 50 degree beach weather would suit me just fine!! Have a great day today!! Mary

  3. Meg, it sounds like you are having a marvelous time....your weather sounds perfect to me. And the trip to Ireland/ sounds fabulous.... I am so jealous!!

  4. Oh I love a good storm. What a gorgeous photo. Glad to hear you are enjoying your time.

  5. Wow! Your plans for 2020 are SUPER! I am envious to be sure!

  6. That is a beautiful picture. Now, I would definitely have on a jacket, but I totally understand loving this time of year on the coast. I love our beaches in January and February. It is one of the few times of the year when it is not crowded. A few snowbirds and locals. The view is pretty and I love to walk along the beach.

  7. What a gorgeous view you have, storm clouds and all! Your plan for a small group tour to Ireland in 2020 sounds fantastic, Meg!


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