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 merely 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 myriad more wonders waiting within every box of Legos™ for a creative mind to see and set free.
To me, this site is a lot like a box of Legos™.
Sure, the many individual images posted here of “Birds, Beasts & Beauty” are each intriguing in their own right — every individual image has its own story to tell. But string even just a few such images together, as in the production above,* 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 here, 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, whether visitor or resident alike. I always hope that sharing such sights might give viewers 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 engender not merely appreciation, but perhaps actual endeavor, to ensure that such wild beauties continue to be respected, protected and preserved … forever.
Of course, the end result of all such hopes depends on what you see here.
If you see what I see, I’ll look forward to seeing you here again, hopefully bringing others in tow with whom you, too, are compelled to share such sights. Myriad more reflections wait in my box of Legos™ to be released, and you’ll see more of them posted here regularly — each one another vision of beauty, seen and shared, of Nature’s Coast.
*The production above, titled “Winter Wild! On The Oregon Coast,” was created at the behest of the Oregon Coast Visitors Association / Travel Oregon. It was honored in 2021 with a Silver Telly Award.