Tag: Trees

Ohanapecosh! A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier

I’m lucky to have Mt. Rainier National Park in my backyard – close enough to make a day trip whenever the mood strikes. Yesterday it did and we headed south to Ohanapecosh. The Ohanapecosh River is perhaps the most beautiful river in the park,… Continue Reading “Ohanapecosh! A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier”

Millersylvania – What’s in a Name?

We’d seen the sign many times – Millersylvania State Park – but with a name like that we didn’t expect much.  We were wrong – the park had everything! A peaceful lake for fishing and swimming. Tiny tables for picnicking. Trails through old growth… Continue Reading “Millersylvania – What’s in a Name?”

The White Stuff

None currently in the Great Northwest.  No snow that is.  So for Cees’ Fun Foto Challenge I had to look elsewhere for white and found it to be in short supply. But then I remembered the picture I took in Carmel last month of… Continue Reading “The White Stuff”

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!”

Under a Weeping Willow

I rested under a weeping willow. Its trunk was thick and twisted its leaves swayed in the breeze on supple branches upheld by stronger limbs above twisted too and content to be hidden. For A Photo a Week Challenge – Twisted. ~ Susanne

Walking Midst the Tallest Trees on Earth

I’m talking about the Redwoods of course! We recently returned from a trip to Northern California, home to the Coast Redwoods – and my oh my – those are SOME TREES! The drive there was magnificent too, south on Hwy 101 along the beautiful… Continue Reading “Walking Midst the Tallest Trees on Earth”

Another One of my Favorite Trees: the Madrona

I recently shared a few of my favorite trees (here if you missed it) but didn’t have room to include them all.  So this post is dedicated to another beauty – the Pacific Madrona – or Madrone if you prefer. A native of the… Continue Reading “Another One of my Favorite Trees: the Madrona”

These are a Few of My Favorite Trees

I love trees – all kinds of trees – so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you.   I’ll start with one closest to home – in the park at the end of my street.  I don’t know what kind… Continue Reading “These are a Few of My Favorite Trees”

Blue and Gray and Cloudy Day

Earlier this week I found a break in the rain and got my walk in at Coulon Park where the clouds were awesome. So were the Olympics wearing both snow and clouds so it was hard to tell which was which. When I returned… Continue Reading “Blue and Gray and Cloudy Day”

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

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