Several years ago we had the pleasure of spending a week or so on the Oregon coast. We stayed at some wonderful friend’s beach house just south of Manzanita (more pictures on that later) and had an absolutely fantastic time! Besides the beaches and ocean, One of the things I really love about Oregon is the forests. This is one of my favorite shots I took in a second generation hemlock forest just north of Manzanita. It’s a pretty famous place to take photos of the beach to the south of this coastal mountain, as I have done also (see photo to the right), but on that same hike, there are fabulous forests like the one here. It was very difficult for me to keep up during the hike because I love forest views like this. There’s so much depth and interest in these trees and ferns and the moss on the trees…. Can you tell which way is North?