Deep Grass Patterns

Deep Grass Patterns

No, this isn’t my lawn. It’s in the meadow by the Chinese Gardens in Fort Worden State Park (Port Townsend, WA). Some of the patterns are from the wind (it’s near the beach and the wind seems to always be blowing). Some are from deer laying down at night.

I’m attracted to patterns in nature. This is a good example of the randomness you find.

River Otter

River Otter

I was walking along the beach at Fort Worden State Park (Port Townsend, WA) when a river otter came out of the water and climbed up onto the rocks in front of me. It seemed fairly unconcerned with my taking photos, but did keep watching me. Fine with me … eye contact is good.

Mt Baker from Pt Townsend Waterfront

Mt Baker from Port Townsend Waterfront

Sometimes I take the ferry from Port Townsend across to Coupeville on Whidbey Island just for the ride. And the photo op. This photo of the waterfront with Mt Baker in the distance was taken from the ferry while waiting for the cars/trucks to finish boarding in PT.

Red-breasted Sapsuckers

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

As you can tell by the snow in the background of image 1, this isn’t a photo from this week. But I was lucky to get both of these visitors to the same tree. I thought they made a nice couple. (although I didn’t care for the way a couple of them killed a birch tree in my front yard years ago, by girding the tree with their holes.

Red-breasted Sapsucker 2



The Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend is a great resource for anyone interested in wooden boats, rowing, or other such non-motorized vessels. They have rentals available and classes in sailing. Both of these require everyone to wear lifejackets. These were out in the fresh air, getting well dried.

Remember to always wear a certified personal flotation device (PFD) anytime you are on the water.

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