Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary 1

I saw this butterfly landing on yarrow up at Camp Handy while out backpacking in the Olympic National Forest. Was glad it stayed around long enough for a photo or two. (confession: I had to look up the identification in a book on my return home)

Great Spangled Fritillary 2

Together We Can Do Great Things

Together We Can Do Great Things

This is an address post along the Larry Scott Trail outside of Port Townsend, Washington. The lettering on the post on the right is “Together We Can Do Great Things” … It’s too bad that the actual address post has to be in the same location … but I understand why it’s easier that way. It’s a lovely sentiment and especially nice when surrounded by the flowers.

Hay Season

Hay Season

This is a view along the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend, WA with new mown hay drying in the sun.

Hay Hay Hey Hey

Hay Hay Hey Hey is taken with my “new” Yashika Mat 124G. I had a 124G but it was stolen out of my truck back in May of 1987. I just got around to replacing it (used, of course) and this was the test roll.

It looks okay to me … Sure shows the Tri-X grain in the sky.

Poppies

Poppies

I was pleased to see some poppies that weren’t just the ‘standard’ yellow California poppies that are so common now in western Washington. Nothing wrong with the California ones, but they are pretty invasive and just take over large areas.

Two Crops of Wildflowers

Wildflower Crop 1
Wildflower Crop 2

When I use “Crop” here, I’m referring to the photo technique, not the agricultural term. These images are both from the same exposure, just cropped differently. I couldn’t decide which I liked better, so included them both. Looking at them on the screen at this moment, my favorite is #2.

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