I have not had nearly enough opportunity these days to get outside with my camera. So I thought I’d go back to the archive and find some of the photos that I’m fondest of. Here are some.
For some reason, this photo of the Potholes Reservoir has been the most popular photo I have ever posted on my blog. In my stats, list of “views”, this one comes up the most often. I remember taking this, when I stopped there on my way to the Tri-Cities for a Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference. I went by myself, and gave myself enough time for stops whenever I found something picturesque.
In the “lucky break” category, I was fortunate to capture this one, out my back door during a snowy period, which is fairly rare around here. Bushtits normally travel in flocks, and they just loved that suet.
I have always loved this one, which captures the natural beauty of Puget Sound. It was taken from the deck of a Washington State Ferry on our way back from Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula. I always thought that Mount Rainier looked like it was floating in the sky.
The Seattle Japanese Garden is nearly 100 years old now, and extremely popular all year round. It is very peaceful, with lots of nice benches where visitors can sit and contemplate the trees and shadows. So many different shades of green!
Just spectacular rock formations at Zion National Park.
I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Some of the cacti they have there look almost sinister, like they could break formation and attack you.
This one speaks for itself.
I learned recently that Rush Limbaugh’s favorite bird is the pelican, so I immediately sent him this one that I took in 2018 in San Francisco Bay from the deck of the Crystal Symphony cruise ship. Flying in a perfect “V” formation!
Taken at 7AM on a Sunday morning, with the calm water, and the boats at the marina inVictoria, BC, Canada. No two boats are alike.
Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, when it was erupting. We spent an hour off the coast of the Island of Hawaii, watching and listening as the lava flowed into the Pacific. Real Fire and Brimstone-the power of Nature.
Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. You can lose yourself in there. We first went there on our honeymoon in 2003, and we try to go back as often as we can.
I think the July 4 Holiday weekend will be a good time to get out and drive around our beautiful Pacific Northwest.