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Mosaic Monday: Let There Be Lighthouses

October 10, 2011

 I  decided to get the lighthouses out of my system and finally post the rest of them. I do believe  the Cape Blanco lighthouse was the most interesting. I posted it on Mosiac Monday not too long ago. It is very windy in that location and we were told that the lighthouse keepers had to tether their children to keep them from blowing away.Can you imagine that? The history was interesting. They didn’t get supplies very often and sometimes they would get a surprise visit from an overseer. He had high expectations of them and they had to have the place kept in an orderly manner. When they did know he was coming for  an inspection you had to make sure the brass buttons on all jackets were polished. I am linking with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

                          This last photo was taken in Cresent City, California. It is called Battery Point. We regret that we didn’t take the time to walk to it but we were on a certain time frame and I am sure we’ll get to it at another time. Like Scarlett O’Hara said..”there’s always tomorrow.”

        

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  1. October 10, 2011 3:30 PM

    That first photograph is very interesting…

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  2. Sue Brown permalink
    October 10, 2011 7:08 PM

    I love lighthouses – you have taken some great shots here. There are a couple which I would love to sketch, if that’s ok with you? (If the results are not horrendous, I would post them on my blog with a link back here.) If you’re not happy to do that, just say – won’t be offended 🙂

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    • October 11, 2011 5:15 AM

      Help yourself..Sue! Thank you..I will look forward to seeing what you come up with. We all inspire each other and that is what is so great about blogging. I still want to learn pencil sketching..

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  3. October 10, 2011 7:16 PM

    Very interesting! We just love lighthouses. When we visit them, I like seeing the old glass and knowing the history. Tethering the children…that’s windy! Have a good week!

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  4. October 10, 2011 7:38 PM

    I love lighthouses and you captures some wonderful views. Beautiful photos,
    I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  5. A Garden of Threads permalink
    October 10, 2011 9:31 PM

    Lovely lighthouse pictures. Interesting bit of history too. Enjoy your week:)

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  6. October 11, 2011 12:40 AM

    Lovely collage of the lighthouses and bridges. I really like the perspective of the glass light in the first photo. Thanks for sharing the history Roberta. I always find it interesting how people used to live before. I know it can get very windy along the Oregon coast.

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    • October 11, 2011 4:41 AM

      Thank you..Emily! The glass was made in France…It was a good tour and full of information and didn’t cause very much either.

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  7. Ellen permalink
    October 11, 2011 12:45 AM

    That’s so interesting about having to tether their children…
    Great shots. I’m always intrigued with light houses. Have a good week!

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    • October 11, 2011 4:42 AM

      Thank you..Ellen! I think as a mother it would have been nerve wracking..lol!

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  8. October 11, 2011 4:16 AM

    These is so gorgeous. Love it!

    Fall Colors

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  9. October 11, 2011 5:06 AM

    I enjoyed visiting your blog — your pictures are great. I really love lighthouses!

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  10. October 11, 2011 7:46 AM

    Love, love and love this. I find lighthouses so beautiful, so intriguing. Don’t find them on the Canadian Prairie. Thanks for putting this together. Lovely pictures..

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  11. October 11, 2011 12:21 PM

    Thank for sharing some history on lighthouses…they are fascinating. Your mosaic has great photos.

    I had a remarkable dream about a lighthouse a few months back, and it had a lot of symbolism within it. It was a dream full of clarity.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

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    • October 11, 2011 1:03 PM

      Thank you..Marianne! It’s interesting how we get confirmation on things that we dream about..blessings to you too!

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  12. October 11, 2011 12:40 PM

    Very cool! I really like the last photo 😀

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  13. October 14, 2011 1:23 PM

    I wish I could live in an old lighthouse… so romantic 🙂 Thanks for the pictures and the post!

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  14. November 4, 2011 10:15 PM

    Roberta, the first photo drew me closer and the last one kept me dazing. Spectacular images all around!

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  15. November 5, 2011 4:11 AM

    Your first photograph stands out due to its abstraction: well done.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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