I’ve lived long enough to learn that most people, watching hundreds of Legos™ pour out of a box, will see hundreds of Legos™.
But my fascination in life has always belonged to those who can see what hundreds of Legos™ could become. Such folks see Legos™ not just as random piles of building blocks, but as latent creations as amazing and diverse as the mighty Titanic, the Roman Coliseum, Transformer robots, the Eiffel Tower — among a million more wonders waiting within every box of Legos™ for a creative mind to see and set them free.
To me, this site is a lot like a box of Legos™.
Sure, the myriad individual images posted here of “Birds, Beasts & Beauty” are each intriguing in their own right — every photo and video has a story to tell. But string even just a few such images together, as in the production above (“Winter Wild! On The Oregon Coast,” created at the behest of the Oregon Coast Visitors Association / Travel Oregon), and suddenly appears a creature of a whole ‘nother stripe.
Video will always, of course, pale by comparison to the real live living things you see reflected above, but I always hope as I’m crafting such works that, in the end, Mother Nature might at least smile on my humble efforts. Though nothing I create will ever rival “being there,” sharing reflections on this site of the amazing sights she’s shared with me deepens and magnifies my own experience immeasurably.
Whether viewed as individual clips, or as collections of clips like the production above, I always hope that such shared reflections might inspire similar enthusiasm in every viewer, visitor and resident alike. I always hope that such sharing might give pause to contemplate, if just for a moment, how fortunate we are, one and all, that wild places along the Oregon Coast still exist. Whether we’re blessed to behold such sights firsthand, or merely dream of seeing them someday, I always hope that the simple vignettes I post will inspire not merely appreciation, but perhaps actual endeavor, to ensure that such wild beauties continue to be respected, protected and preserved … forever.
All this, of course, depends on what you see here.
If you see what I see, I’ll look forward to seeing you here again, hopefully with others in tow with whom you, too, are sharing these sights. There are a million more reflections in my box of Legos™, and you’ll see more of them posted here regularly — each one another vision of beauty, seen and shared, of Nature’s Coast.