Weekly Photo Challenge: “ORange”

ORange along the ORegon Coast~

Outrageously ORange as setting sun bathes the sky and Pacific Ocean in final warmth of day befORe chill of night creeps in.

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ORange sandstone fORmations comprised of sands and muds deposited some 2 to 40 million years ago, were lifted upward by tectonic activity, and eroded by waves of ancient seas. They fORmed a series of Marine Terraces like this one, that back much of the ORegon Coast.

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ORange tentacles grace the top of Feather-Duster wORms that are often found in large clusters, in rocky shORes and low intertidal zones. These feathery tentacles draw food and oxygen from the water; they have light-sensitive eye-spots that close with the slightest shadow. We wondered what dislodged this one; found washed up on the beach.

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Trentepohlia- a genus of filamentous green chlORophyte algae, specifically of the family Trentepohliaceae, living free on terrestrial suppORts such as tree trunks and wet rocks or symbiotically in lichens.

The filaments of Trentepohlia have a strong ORange colOR caused by the presence of large quantities of carotenoid pigments which mask the green of the chlorophyll.

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Birds with flashes of ORange… in the woods and at the beach-

Varied Thrush

Western Gull

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Swainson’s Thrush

ORange celebrates the close of another glORious day as sun sets at Netarts Bay.

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Nature was Outrageously ORange along the ORegon coast last week.

This week’s photo challenge: “ORANGE

23 comments

  1. What a magnificent collection of orange photos you have! The thrush is especially nice, though the feet on the gull made me smile, too! What a sunset!!! I’m flying in late April and will be in the area for about a week. What a treat to return so soon! I’ve been blessed with another opportunity to visit with daughter and granddaughter and will have a condo on the beach again. I hope we can find a time to meet. woodlandgnome@zoho.com

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    1. Thank you for enjoying the photos. The Oregon Coast does provide super photo opportunities, that’s no doubt.
      ____
      This is happy news! Time with new little granddaughter is so precious! We are heading up to Gig Harbor the week after next to provide “Nanny” care for two weeks while our daughter attends orientation for a new job.I think we get the best end of that deal 🙂
      Looking forward to staying in touch RE: your time in Oregon ❤
      Jane

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  2. Don’t you love it when the photos you JUST took works its way perfectly for a new challenge? Your ORange sunset shots are stunning, the first one makes me want to melt with the sunset, it is so gORgeous! Great selections for the theme, Jane 🙂

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