Archive for the ‘Washington’ Category

Columbia Center Aglow

There is much beauty in nature. But we can certainly combine modern structures with nature to create beauty, too. The Columbia Center is the tallest building in the state of Washington, and indeed in all of Cascadia. Plunging into the cloudy sky, it favorably reflects the sun on a spring day. Photo: Taken in Downtown […]

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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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Trains in the Columbia Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most scenic places in Cascadia. But despite all of that beauty, the area has successfully been a transportation artery for as long as there have been people here. Boat, train, and highway traffic co-exist with nature; sometimes more successfully than others. The train passes through at least […]

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Partly Cloudy in Cascade Locks

I guess it isn’t unusual in Cascadia to have one of those days where you are looking out at a sunny spot, yet you are standing in a light rain. No where is that more common than in the Columbia River Gorge. Just typical weather here over the Columbia River. Photo: Taken at Cascade Locks […]

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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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Oso Landslide

You can read about a catastrophic event all you want, but it sometimes doesn’t really hit home until you see the destruction or the aftermath. I recently had reason to drive past the site of the 2014 Oso Landslide about 10 months after it happened. Seeing the size of the slide and the hill really […]

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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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A Rose for a New Year

The family was out doing yard work this weekend, and things are looking good. Things will be growing and blooming soon, but I thought I would post a photo of a rose from the garden from last year. Just to brighten things up, of course. Photo: Taken at home in Edmonds on 27 July 2014.

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Whitehorse Mountain

The Cascades offer a multitude of mountains beyond those we can see from the city. Among those is Whitehorse Mountain, in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Darrington. While not really tall, it is an impressive mountain that is clearly visible from the town and the highway. Photo: Taken near Darrington on 29 January 2015.

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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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