Archive for the ‘Forests’ Category

Picnic on Camano Island

Is it Spring yet? We took a bit of a road trip (well, we barely crossed the county line) to explore Camano Island. It is a scenic and rural but residential sort of place. We stopped for a break in Camano Island State Park, and now Ireally want for it to be Springtime again so […]

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Creek in Carkeek Park

You don’t have to get very far outside the city to find the forest. Carkeek Park is a very nice (albeit popular) place inside the City of Seattle with forests, a beach on Puget Sound, and as seen here, a nice creek to watch the water go by in. There were few people around on […]

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Autumn Leaves

It seems like the Autumn leaf season was really short this year. By the time the leaves got started turning colors really well, we had a couple of days of rain and windstorms that brought most of them down. That, and my fuel pump died about that time. Anyway, here are some trees with reddish […]

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The Mighty Hiyu

You may know that I like taking pictures of ferry boats. The M/V Hiyu, the smallest vessel (by far) in the Washington State Ferries fleet, is only rarely used anymore. It’s size makes it not particularly useful for any of the routes. However, it is stored and brought into service to save the day when […]

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View From the Multnomah Falls Bridge

Of course, countless photos have been taken and posted all over the place showing the majestic view that is Multnomah Falls, one of the most photographed places in Oregon. This also seems to mean that people are so entranced by the falls that they never seem to notice the beauty of the rest of the […]

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Multnomah Falls from Below

Yes, we have all seen pictures of Multnomah Falls. All of us. Yet, I was just thinking about this: All of those pictures seem to be taken from exactly the same place. This one was taken from the edge of the pool that the lower falls drains into. I think it is a more impressive […]

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Rural Snohomish County

This is not quite as rural an area as it looks, although I have reached the end of the road along the Snohomish River between Everett and Marysville. Actually, there’s a park down there somewhere. But in three attempts now, I have yet to find the entrance. You might say that I reached another dead […]

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Pull & Be Damned

So, I was taking pictures of a log boom at Port Gardner, when a crew from the tugboat “Pull & Be Damned” pulled up to the boom. It looks like it was time to take the logs here and tow them off to the sawmill. The boat went to the corners of the boom to […]

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Log Boom at Port Gardner

A log boom is a barrier placed in a river that is designed to collect and or contain floating logs timbered from nearby forests. In the past, this was a frequent and normal sight throughout the waters of Cascadia. These days, I tend to see them so infrequently that it was time for a picture […]

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My Street: Prettier in the Snow

I’m not sure that I really ever got out to walk around my neighborhood, until the day that the snow was bad enough that we took the day off at work. Yes, the cedar and pine trees are there all the time, as well as the hedges and the steep roadway. but when they are […]

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