Tag: Washington State

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”

Snowbirds of the Skagit Valley

Last week I visited the daffodil fields of the Skagit Valley and got to see the snowbirds too! Thousands of snowbirds including snow geese from Russia’s Wrangel Island and trumpeter swans from Canada and Alaska migrate south along the Pacific Flyway to spend the… Continue Reading “Snowbirds of the Skagit Valley”

Daffodils of the Skagit Valley

On the sunniest day of the last week of winter I made the trek to the Skagit Valley and found the fields at Roozengaarde brilliant with daffodils. I excused my husband so he wouldn’t have to endure the waiting while I wandered around taking… Continue Reading “Daffodils of the Skagit Valley”

Bicycling The Foothills Trail with a Stop by Wilkeson

Nothing takes me back to childhood more than getting on a bike. And nothing keeps me riding today more than my electric bike. That, and a good bike trail! We found one on a recent sunny day – the Foothills Trail – a 21… Continue Reading “Bicycling The Foothills Trail with a Stop by Wilkeson”

Surprised by Snow

Last week spring was here – maybe even summer – with blue skies, sunshine, and temperatures reaching 60 degrees. But this morning I woke to big, beautiful, sloppy snowflakes falling – winter’s last hurrah I guess. I love the snow, but there’s a time… Continue Reading “Surprised by Snow”

Me and My Sony at Point Defiance!

I told you last week of my camera woes, when the zoom and controls on my Sony RX10 froze up. I thought it was the end of my favorite camera but after I replaced the battery and SD card, and restored initial settings, it’s… Continue Reading “Me and My Sony at Point Defiance!”

Poulsbo, Port Ludlow and Hood Canal – a Trip in Glacier Blue

After returning from our getaway last week I noticed how many of my pictures were blue, blue, blue! So I thought they’d do nicely for this week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge, Glacier Blue. Our destination was Port Ludlow on Puget Sound which would be… Continue Reading “Poulsbo, Port Ludlow and Hood Canal – a Trip in Glacier Blue”

Sunset in Pink

In the middle of a very rainy January we managed to find two days of good weather for an escape to Port Ludlow. The first morning I caught a hint of pink over the Olympics at sunrise, a foretaste of what would come later… Continue Reading “Sunset in Pink”

A Journey to See the Bald Eagles of the Skagit River

It was fitting that we should travel north to the Skagit River yesterday to see the bald eagles that come to feed on the salmon. No rain was in the forecast and the drive itself is marvelous with views of the jagged North Cascades,… Continue Reading “A Journey to See the Bald Eagles of the Skagit River”

Textures of Puget Sound

In response to this week’s Sunday Still’s photo challenge I went looking for textures and found them on the shores of Puget Sound. Bob wanted to practice fishing – fly fishermen are always testing new equipment and techniques – while I would wander and… Continue Reading “Textures of Puget Sound”

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