Flowers (yellow and purple)

Wild Growing Daffodils

There are lots of wild growing daffodils in and around Port Townsend, WA. One reason is that they are one of the flowers that the deer (and there are a LOT of deer in Port Townsend) leave them alone (apparently they are poisonous to deer). The image above was taken at Fort Worden State Park, the one below was at Kubota Garden in Seattle.

Magnolia bud

Views of Clouds

View South from Fort Worden

Clouds are a common visitor to the skies of Washington State. Often the sky is just one continuous cloud. I haven’t found that to be very photogenic. (Well, once in a while you get lucky) More often, it is the partial cloudy conditions that create interesting photos. I thought the layers of clouds in the image above to be quite interesting. The one below has very fine gradations in tones … It was taken with Tri-X, and shows film grain when you enlarge it. But the tonal gradations are wonderful (especially in a print).

Sunset in Port Townsend

The Trees! The Trees!

The Trees! 1

In the top photo, notice the Madrone tree in the middle … the one that looks all shabby. That is what the bark looks like when it doesn’t get much sunlight.

The Trees! 2

Washington State Ferries

Ferry Arriving in Port Townsend

The ferry system in Washington is primarily in Puget Sound. I always enjoy riding the ferry to go visit friends and family … I’m fortunate that I don’t have to ride one as part of a commute. Occasionally, I will walk on the ferry in Port Townsend and ride over to Whidbey Island and back … a lovely trip on the water. A chance to see an Orca (a very rare treat, usually announced by the Captain).

View from the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry, looking south down Puget Sound.

Blooms in White


The trillium above were not wild, but in a garden (Kubota Garden in Seattle). Wild varieties typically do not clump like this. But they sure are a nice display … and a wonderful sign that spring is here. Another sign of spring are blossoms on trees as below. I found these in Fort Worden State Park, but I haven’t been able to identify the species of tree. When I have visited in the summer, I don’t see any fruit.


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