Tag: Photography

Mora and Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park spreads over the Olympic Peninsula in the northwest corner of Washington State, almost a million acres of protected wilderness, with mountains, forests and the wildest coastline in the contiguous United States. A designated World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve it…

Benji and the Selfie

‘Hey Benji, I’d like to practice taking a selfie. Can you help me out?’ ‘Sure Sue, what’s a selfie?’ ‘It’s when you use your phone to take a picture of yourself. It seems like everyone’s doing it and they look so good in the…

Optimism in July’s Garden

By this time of year my garden seems worn and spent and I sometimes feel it myself. It’s hot and it’s hot and there’s no rain in sight. The lettuce long since pulled, left an empty spot behind.  The potato harvest is over and…

Garden Fossils

Resting in the shadows near the stream, joined by friends I notice ferns imprinted on rocks, like ancient fossils. ~ Susanne

Tree Art and Sunset at Seward Park

We took a walk last night at Seward Park through woods of Douglas-Fir, lit up by Maple. Near the lakeshore this golden Madrona was beautiful alone, shortly before sunset over the lake. ~ Susanne

Flying over Washington

On a recent flight to Southern California I pulled out my phone to snap a few pictures of the scenery below. Once again I sat on the wrong (that is, the right) side of the plane and thus missed the best photo opportunities of…

Palm Beauty

I’m from the Pacific Northwest and love the cool climate and the dark evergreen forests of giant Douglas Firs. But I have to admit that the Palm trees of southern California have a majestic beauty of their own, surviving and rising above temperatures of…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange

Okay so I made it up myself. I miss the Weekly Photo Challenge and decided to do my own to carry me through the week. The word is ‘orange’ of the sweet, juicy variety and also of the capital Orange variety, for here I…

A Summer Sunset

Though summer doesn’t arrive till Thursday the weather couldn’t wait and we reached 85 degrees today.  Along with high temperatures expected all week,  the summer solstice will also bring the longest day of the year.  In Seattle that means a whopping 16 hours of…

Inspiration in the Clouds

I went to the park today and found everything and everyone happy and festive in the warm sunshine.  There was the heavy scent of ripe grass evoking childhood memories and a little truck with its driver dispensing ice cream bars.  Children ran and jumped…

Final Weekly Photo Challenge: All Time Favorites

Time to say goodbye to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge with the final prompt, ‘All Time Favorites.’  So here you go. Happy Sleeping Cats Trails of the Pacific Northwest Soos Creek Botanical Garden All-Time Favorites Thanks Daily Post for the inspiration! ~  Susanne

The Colors and Solitude of Long Beach

Long Beach bills itself as the longest beach in the world.  Maybe that’s a stretch – no pun intended. Still at 28 miles, it ranks #3 on the list of longest US beaches and #8 in the world. And if you add in some…

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