Backlit Mossy Trees

Backlit Mossy Tree

One of the things I enjoy about winter in the Olympics is seeing all the moss on the trees being backlit by sunshine. Of course, being Western Washington (let alone rain forest type environment), there aren’t a lot of days in the late fall or winter when you can get a sunny day. This was shot with my Nikon F6 on Tri-X, so I don’t have a color version for you to compare.

But I really enjoy the backlit, glowing green moss outlining each limb of these big leaf maples.

See below for a look at the trail we were hiking.

Dosewallips Trail – late fall

Mountain View Through Fall Colors

Mountain View Through Fall Colors

The mountain in the distance is a part of the Mt Jupiter ridge (but not the summit), which runs between the Dosewallips and Duckabush rivers in the Olympic Mountains. I was hiking up the Dosewallips when I caught this opening through the trees giving a view of the high country. The higher ridges were already showing some signs of snowfall.

First Sign of Fall

First Sign of Fall

I really was struck by the pattern of the shadows and the interplay of light between the shadows and the leaves. Tomorrow is the Equinox, so I guess technically these are not “autumn” leaves …

(I took this a couple weeks back and it was the first time I noticed leaves that had fallen, but there are lots more now.)

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.

Fenceless Gate

Fenceless Gate

There isn’t a lot of picture on either side of this gate, but it isn’t connected to a fence. It’s just being used to block access to the property behind it and down the horse trail. (the bottom sign caution that there are hazards of being in an area that is frequented by horses … and the risk is not a responsibility of the property owner)

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