Textures of Puget Sound

In response to this week’s Sunday Still’s photo challenge I went looking for textures and found them on the shores of Puget Sound.

Bob wanted to practice fishing – fly fishermen are always testing new equipment and techniques – while I would wander and take pictures. So we visited Saltwater State Park and Dash Point, which like many other parks on Puget Sound, have forests that almost reach to the shore, views of the Olympic Mountains, and nice paths for walking.

The first beach was strewn about with drift logs – which worked nicely for textures I thought – but not so good for fishing.

We moved on and I found nice views of the Sound through beach grass,

with the Olympics behind, wearing fresh snow.

Bob found a better spot to fish – until the wind picked up.

We’d come back another day.

I love Puget Sound.

An inlet of the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound stretches from the Straight of Juan de Fuca in the north to Olympia 100 miles south, the second largest estuary in the United States. I grew up exploring its waterways, glacier-carved channels and basins, and the many parks that line its shores. Indeed it has become a rich texture to the backdrop of my life.

~ Susanne

25 Comments on “Textures of Puget Sound

  1. What a beautiful place! Cold, but beautiful. How nice that it isn’t crowded. Here, everyone is outside camping, skiing, hiking, etc. That takes all the fun out of it for me.

  2. What a great place to be! The kids and I will do that sort of thing here in Alaska at the beach. They run and play while I wander with the camera. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I always think of the Pacific Northwest as a miniature version of Alaska, without the big cities!

  3. The Pacific Northwest has a unique look thanks to the logs that wash ashore in so many places…they do indeed give a texture and visual style unmatched elsewhere!

    • Thanks John! πŸ™‚ I’m so used to enjoying Puget Sound as part of the landscape of the Pacific NW that I sometimes forget what a unique treasure it is!

  4. It was a great idea to occupy yourself with your hobby as Bob did with his. I loved the piles of driftwood as a kid which piled up at Cannon Beach. I spent hours with other kids building with it.

  5. So jealous you have such a fantastic place to explore during this awful time!

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