Tag: nature photography

Postcards from a Fall Road Trip

For our anniversary this year – 38 years in case you wondered – we set out for a road trip across the North Cascades where the best stop is at Washington Pass for a look at Liberty Bell in burnished bronze, adorned with evergreens… Continue Reading “Postcards from a Fall Road Trip”

Surprised by Salmon on the Green River

We were so happy to have rainfall in the Pacific Northwest this weekend and healthy air once again so we celebrated with a walk at Kanasket-Palmer State Park. Through the woods and down to the Green River we went, enjoying the wet and colorful… Continue Reading “Surprised by Salmon on the Green River”

Fun with Photos of Mt Rainier where Size Matters

For as long as I’ve been blogging and including pictures in my posts I’ve had a conundrum – file size matters. As you probably already know there is a limit to how much media space you have, depending on your plan. I upgraded a… Continue Reading “Fun with Photos of Mt Rainier where Size Matters”

The Hummers of Summer

No not this kind, though there was that too – a ride through the woods in a genuine surplus army rig – but that’s another story. I’m speaking of the other kind – the hummingbirds that live in my yard and frequent my feeders… Continue Reading “The Hummers of Summer”

Fishing at Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier

Though truth be told, I just go along for the ride, Bob does all the fishing. Mineral Lake sits in the Cascade foothills near Mt. Rainier and Bob remembers coming here way back in the last century. I told you about that already in… Continue Reading “Fishing at Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier”

At Paradise On Mt. Rainier with Hike to Myrtle Falls

For the past week or so I’ve been sharing with you the beauty of Olympic National Park, perhaps my favorite of them all. But a short visit to Paradise yesterday to see the wildflowers in bloom on Mt. Rainier left me breathless. And how… Continue Reading “At Paradise On Mt. Rainier with Hike to Myrtle Falls”

Looking to the Sky – The Moon from my Backyard

I’ve always enjoyed looking at the night sky. These days that mostly means watching the moon rise over my backyard where the garden shed and trees sometimes obscure the views. The results can be mysterious. You may even see the eye of God wink… Continue Reading “Looking to the Sky – The Moon from my Backyard”

Bison – Wild Symbol of the American West

Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where Bison – commonly called American Buffalo – have lived continuously since prehistoric times. They once covered the Great Plains of North America in numbers estimated as high as 60 million, but were nearly driven… Continue Reading “Bison – Wild Symbol of the American West”

Focus on a DayLily

I don’t have any daylilies growing in my garden but perhaps I should. Though each individual blossom only lasts for a day, one established clump will provide many beautiful flowers for weeks. Daylilies are perennials but not a true lily and come in many… Continue Reading “Focus on a DayLily”

Great Blue Heron in Black and White

Earlier this week, as I stood on the shores of Lake Washington,  a Great Blue Heron swooped in and landed nearby.  It was a typical spring day in Seattle, skies cloudy and partly blue,  the lake a silvery hue. Though I didn’t shoot the… Continue Reading “Great Blue Heron in Black and White”

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