I am spending some time with family at the Oregon coast. My mom and gram are Siletz elders and live on Siletz tribal land located about 15 miles inland from Newport Oregon. Newport is a beautiful coastal town with fun little curio shops, thrift stores and art galleries. Today mom and I went for a walk along the rim of the cliff at the beach by the Newport Visual Arts Center. The temperature was a mild 83 degrees while inland in Siletz it was almost 90. We had a great walk looking in shop windows, admiring the art and flowers planted in the little beach cottage yards. A monarch butterfly paid us a brief visit. I sometimes feel like the coast is my forever home and today it fed my spirit.
Wood carving in front of Newport Visual Art Center
13 days until we leave for Italy!