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! 🙂
I have to admit that no where in the world does it get as green as it does in the Pacific Northwest!
Seriously! I look back at the pictures and think, O yeah, it really was that green! 🙂
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!
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 🙂
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. 🙂
Nice to see the goslings. I am looking forward to baby lambs around here soon.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks Pete! I forgot they were called goslings! Sounds much better than chicks! 😉
Baby lambs sound lovely too. 🙂
Yes, they are just ‘lambs’, but I like calling them baby lambs. 🙂
I agree baby lambs sounds sweeter!
They taste great with mint sauce too! 🙂
Oh dear! I’m not much for eating lamb! Prefer cows myself!
I like pork and duck best, but lamb is also a favourite. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
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! 🙂
Beautifiul. I love the richness of the greens.
Thank you so much. 🙂
Wow! Beautiful green lushness – and babies! What a beautiful and peaceful walk.
Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
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! 🙂
Thank you so much for your comment! We are definitely the Evergreen State and pay for it with lots of rain! 😉 Benji’s on the blog today and I hope to drop by with some more kitty pictures for this week’s Sunday Stills! 🙂
Yay! My first husband was from there, Susanne. We visited his family about every three weeks when we lived in Portland. 🙂
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