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Sunset in Seattle

There are a multitude of places in Cascadia where you can see a beautiful sunset and mountains, weather permitting. Here we can see the last bits of the sunset over the Olympic Mountains, from the North Beach neighborhood in North Seattle. We can agree that the view is typical — you always seem ot have […]

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Through the Looking Glass

In an older part of the Pike Place Market, in the area where the crafters are selling their goods, there is a row of old windows that look out over Elliott Bay. It would be easy to overlook them as the focus of the tourists and shoppers are the wares in the foreground. But the […]

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Port of Seattle

There is always quite a bit of business going on at the Port of Seattle. Here, we are looking down the mouth of the Duwamish River from across the Seattle Waterfront. It has been modified for the loading and unloading of container ships. Harbor Island is seen on the right. And just above the Seattle […]

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Orcas on Orcas Island

I thought it would be fun to have a photo of orcas. As in, orca whales. But I don’t have any such pictures. Yet. But I do have a picture of an artwork with orcas on it. And I found it at Orcas. Which is a place on Orcas Island. Which is in the San […]

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Beach Near the Ferry

If we tend to pass things by quickly during the day, we may tend to only see big, literal things. So one day, as I was relaxing at a park in Downtown Edmonds near the ferry terminal, I tried to take a look at the things that others might miss. So while we might only […]

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Sunset Over Puget Sound

It’s really hard to pass up the opportunity to take photos at sunset, especially if the evening is as beautiful as this. Somewhere between the bright sunshine and darkness is an amazing light show seen against the sky and the clouds. And indeed. Fifteen minutes later, it was dark. Photo: Taken at Richmond Beach Waterfront […]

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Don’t Stare

Your mother told you so. Well? Don’t stare at the sun! You might start thinking that it looks like one of those art pictures you made in elementary school. You know, the one with the rays coming out. In crayon. And one day, you will be on a beautiful bluff, overlooking Puget Sound and the […]

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Olympic Mountains at Dusk

As the sun is setting on a Summer day in Edmonds, the silhouette of the Olympic Mountains can be seen against the flaming orange sky. The Edmonds Public Fishing Pier can be seen in the foreground. Time for the small craft to return to port. Photo: Taken in Edmonds on 5 September 2014.

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Ferry Coming In

The ferries keep coming in and leaving all day. The fine crew of the Washington State Ferry M/V Kittitas is keeping close watch as the ship makes its final approach to the terminal in Mukilteo. In the background, to be hidden from my vantage point for a few minutes is the City of Everett, with […]

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Clinton Beach Park

So I’m waiting for a ferry in the small community of Clinton at the Southern end of Whidbey Island. I decide to look around a bit and find a small park at Clinton Beach, adjacent to the ferry terminal. Yes, there’s a beach. Yes, there’s a darling statue called “Mother Otter and Pup.” And, yes, […]

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