One of the drawbacks to living where I do is that it’s a long way from major shopping areas with a bridge to cross. When the bridge opens for boat traffic, it can create a huge traffic backup… especially on holiday weekends. But when the weather is nice and you have nothing else to do, it can be an interesting photo op.
From our backpacking camp at the old Dosewallips Campground, we had a view to the west. This provided a great view of the sunlight through the moss-covered Big Leaf Maples.
No, this isn’t from some mountain meadow… it’s from my front yard. I love having the heather bloom all winter — giving what few bees are around some flowers to visit. The boulder was likely a glacial erratic that was on the property, but that was before my time here.
Another image that really popped once I readjusted the processing to take advantage of the newer tools in Lightroom. Ellis Cove is an inlet off of Budd Bay in Olympia. Priest Point Park is a wonderful place for walking trails that make you think you are miles from any urban area.
The Sand Man lives at Percival Landing in downtown Olympia. She is owned and operated by a non-profit group that works to protect her as a historic representation of the Puget Sound area. Before highways crossed the land, most travel was done by water and ships like the Sand Man were the backbone of the economy.
By the way, since this is the Sand Man, are you still supposed to use the feminine pronouns?