We were flying kites in an open field on Marrowstone Island, southeast of Port Townsend, WA. The water is Puget Sound, looking across to Whidbey Island. It started to sprinkle and the rainbow showed up. I grabbed my camera and moved around until I got the end of the rainbow on my friend, Gary. I would have liked to have had the tug boat to be a little further into the image, but the rainbow didn’t last long enough.
The North Fork Skokomish
This is a shot from a viewpoint that overlooks Lake Cushman and has looks up the valley (which runs around to the right) of the North Fork Skokomish River. One of my favorite hiking locations. I was on my way back from a hike up Mt Rose, which is the hillside on the right of the image. It’s a steep trail and a good workout. I didn’t get anywhere near the top, since it was New Year’s Eve Day and therefore not many hours of daylight … and I got a late start.
This is the ridge that is just west of the North Fork Skokomish just north of the Staircase Ranger Station in the Olympic National Park. There’s something about misty ridges that attract and hold my attention. I’m not sure why that is … mystery? memories of when those clouds started raining on me?
It is something that comes with the coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest, though.
Or, maybe it’s a Hairy Woodpecker. Still nice to have it visit my feeder.
Just found this is my archive. Why, I wonder, did I think it would belong in the archive? It’s a nice reminder that I need to weed out my archive.