The hardest thing to say is good-bye........
I'm having problems seeing the computer screen through my tears.........we miss you RANDY so very much, you will always be in our hearts, and the love that we have for you grows stronger every day!!
I'm alone with my thoughts, and give thanks for knowing you Randy. You were kind and loving, always having time for someone in need. I wish you were here now, because I need you more than any time in my life. The walls are falling down around me and I need your help. Come to us in our prayers and in our dreams, show us which way to go. Your sister and I love you so much………Wait for us on the other side my brother!!
A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time
This photo is of Gold Beach, Oregon. Here is a little history of this beautiful sleepy city.
Gold Beach (Tolowa: yan-shu’-chit, yan-shuu-chit’-dvn) is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. The population was 1,897 at the 2000 census.
The community was originally named Ellensburg in the 1850s, but later took the name Gold Beach after a beach near the mouth of the Rogue River where hundreds of placer mines extracted gold. An Ellensburgh post office was established in 1863, changed to Ellensburg in 1877, and changed to Gold Beach in 1890.
Mailboats based in Gold Beach have been delivering mail upstream to Agness since 1895, one of only two rural mailboat routes remaining in the U.S. The population was 2,260 as of July 2011.
Although Gold Beach had been a community since the middle of the 19th century, and the county seat since 1859, its current incorporation charter only dates to 1945.
Gold Beach has cool, very wet winters and mild, relatively dry summers. Average January temperatures are a maximum of 54.0 °F (12.2 °C) and a minimum of 40.6 °F (4.8 °C). Average July temperatures are a maximum of 67.7 °F (19.8 °C) and a minimum of 51.2 °F (10.7 °C). Annually, there are high temperatures of 90 °F (32 °C) on an average of only 0.1 days and there are low temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower on an average of 9.2 days. The record high temperature was 102 °F (39 °C) on September 10, 1973. The record low temperature was 12 °F (−11 °C) on January 21, 1962.
The average annual precipitation is 79.09 inches (2,009 mm). Measurable precipitation occurs on an average of 132 days. The wettest year was 1953 with 119.26 inches (3,029 mm) and the driest year was 1976 with 38.57 inches (980 mm). The most precipitation in one month was 34.48 inches (876 mm) in November 1973. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 7.94 inches (202 mm) on December 3, 1987. Snow is very rare in Gold Beach, averaging only 0.2 inches (5.1 mm) annually. The most snow in one year was 9.0 inches (230 mm) in 1972, including 6.5 inches (170 mm) in January and 2.5 inches (64 mm) in December.
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williewhistler (7265) 2012-10-24 14:32
I am sorry to learn of your recent sadness and offer my sincere condolences in your loss.
The photograph is in it self most evocative with the beautiful evening light creating shadows that enhance a stunning coastline.A beautiful photograph.
My kindest regards Les.
photoray (4926) 2012-10-24 14:34
Fine twilight Gold Beach wide panorama, bluffs, drifting sands, waves, and sea stacks.
All in sharp resolution and natural coloring,
Didi (48896) 2012-10-24 17:19
Wonderful view from a good dominant point of view.
Nice ambiance lights
Sonata11 (28289) 2012-10-24 19:54
I'm so sorry for your recent pfoblems, sadness and your loss. I hope you are doing OK!
Wonderful composition and farming. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
SnapRJW (18712) 2012-10-24 22:25
Hello Dear Buddy - Nice to see you posting and keeping your head just above water. You are right, we can't turn back the clock but we can look back and enjoy special memories and carry our loved ones in our heart. The footprints on this beach will be washed away by the tide. The footprints Randy left in your lives will never disappear.
A beautiful shot taken under superb light. Go well my friend. Rosemary
timecapturer (30300) 2012-10-25 4:11
a touching and beautiful tribute shot. Full of wonderful light and elements that work so perfectly in expressing your thoughts and heartache at this difficult time. I feel your pain and the Psalm here sums it all up so sensitively.
Bluejeans (64227) 2012-10-25 5:29
Ola Buddy ,
Linda esta praia em Golden Beach com estas pequenas ilhas o lugar é maravilhoso para passear e tirar umas fotos ao pôr do sol , gostei muito dos tons dourados em contraste com o azul , boa diagonal , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ikeharel (37280) 2012-10-25 9:29
Hi Buddy, great to see you are back.
Nice view on the rocks "popping" from sea, and the beach along.
Impressive nature, gold it is - all over.
Tigerlily (2343) 2012-10-25 9:35
My condolences to you. Sorry for the heart broken news and your family's loss. I wish you well, and my best wishes to your family.
Beautifully taken image..wonderful light.
Take care my dear friend, Buddy.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-10-25 10:44
Sign beautiful landscape. Very good composition and light and calming colors. Very well done. With respect
marabu61 (3900) 2012-10-25 10:56
My sincere condolences to your loss and may you have the strenght to go trough the difficult times.
To your picture: a lovely beach scene with a gorgeous light. Nice framing with the diagonal lines leading the eye towards the waterfront.
my best wishes
cornejo (18020) 2012-10-25 11:07
Hey Buddy, excellent and lovely view of this beautiful and interesting dark sand beach and beautiful rocks. Very nice picture very well composed and framed. Chaming job perfectly done, with good technique and quality. Congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
Gigidusud (8044) 2012-10-25 13:16
Hello dear Buddy,
Très émouvant le pseaume de votre note,mes sincères condoléances.
Très jolie photo qui reflète votre état d'âme,soyez fort Buddy.Nous sommes avec vous et attendons de nouvelles photos.
Amicalement votre amie de France,Gigi.
Miguel82 (7757) 2012-10-25 14:02
This is a good example of some wild places in Oregon coast
There is some golden light in your shot
Nice pov, excellent sharpness
bona (10142) 2012-10-25 20:28
beautiful words for your dear brother Rany. I can few your pain and understand how difficult is lost a so close person (I lost my brother too). My condolences for your loss.
Your photo in very pretty, I think Randy got this pathway to the other side with this pretty view of the ocean and the contact of the sand with his feet.
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2012-10-26 9:31
My deepest condolences on your loss. Rosemarys words are beautiful against your poem and image, this is a fitting tribute to a life, the sand, the water, the energy, the strong rocks in the distance and the tiny life in the foreground, all so symbolic. A beautiful image, thank you for sharing. You are in my prayers.
Your friend in Ireland
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-27 18:35
Very good composition of this beautiful beach. Exposure and attractive colors. Well done, my friend.
madhumita_roy86 (2144) 2012-10-29 13:24
very beautiful shot...
great view..nice colours & contrast...
lovely yellowish light..very peaceful place...
excellent sharpness...good photography....
yquem46 (32247) 2012-10-29 13:52
Beautiful mild light on the scenery
good classical compo and nice natural colors
A peaceful and serene view
have a nice day, cheers
npecanhuk (53889) 2012-10-29 17:33
Very interesting and attractive beach!
Very beautiful picture!
Highlights here are the colors, light, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
kim_gwan (268) 2013-01-04 4:16
There are countless ways to deal with lost of friends or kins. What can i say, you embraced it skillfully with this shot.
I can imagine how you felt when you see this shot yourself.
- Copyright: Buddy Denmark (PecoBud) (3778)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon coolpix S3000
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-24 13:46