Tag: Pacific Northwest

Hike to Magnificent Second Beach

I don’t use the word ‘magnificent’ lightly. Bob had heard of Second Beach for many years but whenever we were in the area the parking lot was already full so we’d pass on by to the next beach. And let me say you don’t… Continue Reading “Hike to Magnificent Second Beach”

A Magical Walk in the Woods

You never know what you’ll find on a walk in the woods. But in the Pacific Northwest you’ll see douglas fir trees accented with vine maples. And if you’re lucky you’ll see a stream with waterfalls and pools, like we did at Whatcom Falls… Continue Reading “A Magical Walk in the Woods”

Outdoors in the Pacific Northwest

Last week we enjoyed the great outdoors on our trip to Oregon where we found giant bubbles at Seaside, took a cool walk at Cannon Beach and visited Herman the Sturgeon at the Bonneville Fishery. Herman is over 10 feet long and 80 years… Continue Reading “Outdoors in the Pacific Northwest”

Whimsical Iron Sculptures at Mt Rainier

Not far from the Longmire entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park you’ll pass the Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park. Don’t. Be sure and stop to wander the grounds among the whimsical sculptures, the creation of Dan Klennert. He shares his wonderful creations with… Continue Reading “Whimsical Iron Sculptures at Mt Rainier”

A Northwest Hike to Barclay Lake

Last week during the heatwave we decided to escape to Barclay Lake, a hike my husband had wanted to take every time we crossed the Cascades. We turned off Highway 2 at Baring onto a one lane road full of potholes, making for a… Continue Reading “A Northwest Hike to Barclay Lake”

After the Rain

After last week’s heat wave, Juneuary returned to the Pacific Northwest bringing cold, wet, windy, winterlike weather. But after a few days of torrential rainfall, the sun reappeared yesterday along with some magnificent clouds. The air has been washed fresh and clean, new plants… Continue Reading “After the Rain”

Happy Cats and Birds in the Garden

We must have brought the good weather back from California as we’ve had blue skies and sunshine all week here in the Northwest. In fact, we’ve had record breaking temperatures with Seattle reaching 80 degrees yesterday. I’ll take it. It would have been hard… Continue Reading “Happy Cats and Birds in the Garden”

Indian Plum

I discovered a new shrub this spring – or should I say I discovered its name? I’d seen it many times on my walks in the woods, always stopping to admire its growth in the dead of winter and its blossoms in early spring.… Continue Reading “Indian Plum”

Hood Canal Bottoms Up at Alderbrook

Hood Canal will always be a special place to me holding childhood memories of fishing and swimming at Pleasant Harbor where my grandma ran the store and my grandpa hauled in fresh shrimp on his boat. But that was many, many, years ago in… Continue Reading “Hood Canal Bottoms Up at Alderbrook”

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… Continue Reading “Spring Green From Two Days in May”

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