Spring Green From Two Days in May

For this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge I found my best Spring Green from two outings last year in May. The Pandemic was well underway by then and we were finding solace in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

The first picture is from our walk in the woods at Millersylvania State Park near Olympia. It was our first time there and I’m reminded we need to go back.

The following day we took our little boat to Spring Lake, between Renton and Maple Valley. While Bob fished for trout I watched eagles overhead, and Canada Geese on shore with their chicks – the lumps you see between the pair.

As we trolled around the lake I experimented with some special camera functions for fun – not much else to do if you’re not fishing –

and was happy enough with the results. I have several gifted cousins who could paint these scenes but I didn’t inherit that gene. We do what we can! πŸ™‚

~ Susanne

27 Comments on “Spring Green From Two Days in May

  1. I have to admit that no where in the world does it get as green as it does in the Pacific Northwest!

  2. These are so pretty. That’s not far from me. I live an hour south of Olympia. I’ve been wanting to visit our local wiildlife refuge but haven’t had a chance to go yet.

    • Thanks so much! Millersylvania is a wonderful park with woods and trails and a lake too. We’d seen the sign for years but finally visited and will return!

  3. Beautiful greens, perhaps not unexpectedly from the Pacific NW. And you’ve certainly done them justice – I love the opening photo in particular. It reminded me of our visit to the Hoh Rainforest a few years ago (which I would have shared for this theme had I not already blogged about it – I’ve never seen such greens!!) I also really like what you’ve done with the last shot to get that painterly effect πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much. We do have plenty of green to choose from here in Washington, the Evergreen State! I love the rainforest too!
      And It was fun to play with some ‘picture effect’ functions on my camera while in Spring Lake. πŸ™‚

  4. Nice to see the goslings. I am looking forward to baby lambs around here soon.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. I hoped my earlier comment posted…such gorgeous greens, Susanne. What a beautiful area and a great example of how this lush, verdant green “hurts” the eyes, in good way!

    • Thanks so much Terri! There’s no shortage of green here in the Evergreen State, and spring time brings out some of the brightest colors! πŸ™‚

  6. Wow! Beautiful green lushness – and babies! What a beautiful and peaceful walk.

  7. Susanne, these greens are brilliant. You couldn’t be in a greener place. You have a wonderful eye for the shots, though. Superb! I hope you have some cat pictures for next week! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much for your comment! We are definitely the Evergreen State and pay for it with lots of rain! πŸ˜‰ Benji’s on the blog today and I hope to drop by with some more kitty pictures for this week’s Sunday Stills! πŸ™‚

      • Yay! My first husband was from there, Susanne. We visited his family about every three weeks when we lived in Portland. πŸ™‚

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