Tag: Forest

My Happy Place is in the Woods – All Kinds of Woods

I’ve always loved the woods – all kinds of woods – from the dense forests of the national parks – to smaller local woods where tiny bursts of light and color compete with green. The woods have been my happy place, a refuge from… Continue Reading “My Happy Place is in the Woods – All Kinds of Woods”

Forest Flowers

Sometimes the loveliest flowers thrive in the unlikeliest places.  They don’t want our care – they prefer to live wild where rivers and forests remain intact. Yesterday I showed you a Trillium but here is another.   See how easily it grows from the messy… Continue Reading “Forest Flowers”

A Walk through Federation Forest fueled by the Black Diamond Bakery

Talk about social distancing! Yesterday Bob and I had the trails to ourselves at Federation Forest as we walked under the canopy of old growth evergreens with the sound of the White River flowing nearby. To get there we headed south on the Maple… Continue Reading “A Walk through Federation Forest fueled by the Black Diamond Bakery”

A Late Fall Walk at Seattle’s Seward Park

After a record dry November the rain has finally returned to the Pacific Northwest but mainly as drizzle and not enough to keep us housebound. And so with umbrellas in hand we headed for a walk at Seward Park, a jewel in the crown… Continue Reading “A Late Fall Walk at Seattle’s Seward Park”

Come Along on a Rainy Day Hike to Twin Falls

What do you do on a rainy summer day in the Great Northwest? Go for a hike in the woods of course! There you’ll be protected by the thick forest canopy and whatever filters through will cool you and refresh you! And so we… Continue Reading “Come Along on a Rainy Day Hike to Twin Falls”

More of My Favorite Trees – the Maples!

I love trees – all kinds of trees and thought I would share a few more of my favorites for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. How about those Maples?  There are so many sizes, shapes and varieties in the genus ‘Acer’ family, they hardly seem… Continue Reading “More of My Favorite Trees – the Maples!”

Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Federation Forest

We passed by this beautiful spot many times on our way to somewhere else but finally made Federation Forest our destination. According to the brochure, “the park is home to stands of majestic, old-growth evergreen trees – some more than 1,000 years old. Visitors… Continue Reading “Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Federation Forest”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted Tendrils

I just returned from a few days in Long Beach on the Washington Coast (look for posts to come on that) and while I was there visited nearby Cape Disappointment. As I walked through dense coastal forest I noticed flourishing native shrubs tightly packed… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted Tendrils”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Here we are in the dead of Seattle winter, and still I find new growth in the old growth forest of Schmitz Park. This 200 ft. Douglas Fir supports a fallen Cedar resting on it. And new growth abounds on shrubs nearer the ground.… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth”

Hiking at Nolte State Park…

One thing I love about living in the Pacific Northwest is the proximity to the woods and many trails.  Today we went to Nolte State Park and hiked around Deep Lake.  Okay walked, not hiked. The well maintained and level loop trail was only a mile and a quarter in length… Continue Reading “Hiking at Nolte State Park…”

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