Archive for the ‘Forests’ Category

…Gone the Sun.

I was trying to get a picture of the red sun, and managed to do so just as it was setting. It looks just like a molten blob in the trees on the horizon. Goodnight sun!  Photo: Taken in Lynnwood on 22 August 2015.

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Lonely Railroad Switches

Testing a post from my phone. Perhaps this place isn’t so lonely, since it is on the mainline tracks headed North out of Seattle. But it is in a hard to get to spot. Unless you are a train. Or wandering around waiting for the bank to open. Photo: Taken in the Magnolia neighborhood in […]

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Sunrise on Marquam Hill

One of the most fascinating things about Portland is that you can be so very close to the center of the city, yet it can feel like being on the edge of nowhere. On Sunday morning, the commuters heading to OHSU are not around, leaving a quiet and peaceful setting as the sun rises over […]

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Fog Visibility

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 […]

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The View From Index

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. […]

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Vista House From Afar

It has been a long time since I put a photo of Vista House in this blog. And, I say, the more scenic and majestic the view, the better! So here is a view of Vista House and a chunk of Columbia River view for your enjoyment. Photo: Taken along the Historic Columbia River Highway, […]

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So Many Madrona Trees

One thing that has always fascinated me about the San Juan Islands is the number of Madrona trees (Arbutus menziesii) that are all over the place there. Among other places, a good number of them can be found at Lime Kiln Point State Park, home to this particular impressive specimen. Certainly this is among my […]

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Ocean Hunter

Industry is flourishing in Bellingham! Well, you don’t see a lot of it in this photo, but there is always something interesting going on at the Port of Bellingham. The fishing boat seen here is called the “Ocean Hunter” which seems to be as good a euphemism as anything for fishing. Of course, once you […]

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Mount Hood is Out

This is the time of year when our old friends, the mountains that surround us in Cascadia, start to come out so we can see them. Moat of the time they are hidden in the clouds. But we see them just often enough to remember that they are there. Here, Mount Hood is seen among […]

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Full Moon Over the Neighborhood

So, it was an early start on the way to work on the morning of the full moon this week. Not only was the moon right over the trees in a pleasing manner, but it was also holding still so I could take a good picture of her. 🙂 Photo: Taken in Edmonds on 26 […]

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