Flower House in West Seattle

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Some people have flowers in their yard, and some people have flower boxes. I don’t quite know how to classify this one, as the people who live here have virtually turned their whole house into a garden. Or a flower box. The West Seattle houses face beautiful Alki Beach with a full view of Elliott Bay and Seattle. Here is a closer view:

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It just goes to show that you can do something spectacular when space is at a premium. Photos: Taken at Alki Beach in West Seattle on 20 August 2013.

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Footprints in the Sand

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Today, my sandals will be sitting (standing?) in for me while I take a quick dip into the Skykomish River. There will be more pictures at some point of my day at the river, but for today, my sandals will tell their story: “Hey, people up there! Quit stomping us so hard when you walk across the rocks to the river to get those cool pictures!” Well, OK. But I thought I was being nice letting them relax on the sandy beach. Photo: Taken at the Big Eddy River Access on the Skykomish River near Gold Bar on 6 August 2013.

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Five Little Ducklings

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OK, I suppose it would have been more accurate to call this “Five Little Sailboats.” Of course it would have. But the thought of ducklings is cuter, no? These little boats sitting in a row on Lake Washington belong to some local sailing club. On a sunny day, too! Photo: Taken near the Leschi Neighborhood in Seattle, on the banks of Lake Washington, on 23 July 2013.

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Ferries Passing in the Fog

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I guess something just intrigued me about all of the foggy days we had recently. One of those things might have been the constant sound of ship’s horns that have been echoing off of our hillside lately. So I went down to see them at water level. Here, the ferry M/V Spokane (on the right) can be seen heading off toward Kingston. The ferry M/V Walla Walla is seen coming toward us in Edmonds. Just two ferries passing in the fog. Albeit at a much safer distance than they would on a clearer day. Photo: Taken from the Public Fishing Pier in Edmonds on 24 October 2013.

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Fog Visibility

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We had a really foggy week here a couple of weeks ago. Some mornings, the fog visibility was just about zero. On this morning, you can see the bush a few feet away, but not the rest of the soccer field that is out there under the trees. Oh, yes. You can see the shoes hanging from the wire, too. Photo: Taken at Richmond Highlands Park in Shoreline WA on 24 October 2013.

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A Rose Hip

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A Rose Hip. Just one. Just because it was there. A Rose Hip. Photo: Taken at Snoqualmie Falls Park in Snoqualmie on 10 November 2013.

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Fog on Mount Si

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There it was. Mount Si was just sitting there by the side of the road. But instead of just being there by the side of the road like it usually is, the mountain was in holiday flair with a garland of low-flying clouds surrounding it’s girth. I guess you have to be there to get the full effect. Photo: Taken near North Bend, WA on 10 November 2013.

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A Marvin Sighting!

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You never know when or where you might find a fellow photo blogger! Here we find the famous Marvin of Sauntering Oregon Blog, seen checking out a field for more great photos of plants, animals, and scenery. OK, we might have been enjoying the day together, but who’s to say! Photo: Taken in the shadow of Mount Si on 10 November 2013.

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The View From Index

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Index is one of those places where I’d like to live, if only it were practical to do so. At least practical without a major lifestyle change. Anyway, I could spend a long time looking here at the view of Mount Index along the North Fork of the Skykomish River. It really is pretty there. As an extra small bonus, here’s the video of what it looks like:

Photo & video: Taken in the town of Index on 6 August 2013.

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The Majestic Seagull

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The Majestic Seagull. It stares at you. From above. You are mesmerized. The seagull doesn’t know what “mesmerized” means. But it still stares at you from above. Perched on a piling. Photo: Taken at a piling near the boat launch at the Port of Everett. In Everett. On 17 October 2013.

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