ORange along the ORegon Coast~
Outrageously ORange as setting sun bathes the sky and Pacific Ocean in final warmth of day befORe chill of night creeps in.
ORange sandstone fORmations comprised of sands and muds deposited some 2 to 40 million years ago, were lifted upward by tectonic activity, and eroded by waves of ancient seas. They fORmed a series of Marine Terraces like this one, that back much of the ORegon Coast.
ORange tentacles grace the top of Feather-Duster wORms that are often found in large clusters, in rocky shORes and low intertidal zones. These feathery tentacles draw food and oxygen from the water; they have light-sensitive eye-spots that close with the slightest shadow. We wondered what dislodged this one; found washed up on the beach.
Trentepohlia- a genus of filamentous green chlORophyte algae, specifically of the family Trentepohliaceae, living free on terrestrial suppORts such as tree trunks and wet rocks or symbiotically in lichens.
The filaments of Trentepohlia have a strong ORange colOR caused by the presence of large quantities of carotenoid pigments which mask the green of the chlorophyll.
Birds with flashes of ORange… in the woods and at the beach-
Juvenile Bald Eagle
ORange celebrates the close of another glORious day as sun sets at Netarts Bay.
Nature was Outrageously ORange along the ORegon coast last week.