The Rhododendron is the state flower of Washington. Salal and Madrone are allow common … especially the salal. I have a lot of salal growing in my yard (growing wild) and it is a nice ground cover. This was taken along the Larry Scott Trail (a converted rail right-of-way). There is also a leaf or two from the low-growing native blackberry … which make the best pie, by far.
Okay, so I exaggerate… This boat was brought to this location by trailer and is going to be used as a guest house / studio. In the near foreground (outside the image) is the access road they have built.
This is along a fairly remote section of the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend. It would be a lovely quiet location for spending some time relaxing and decompressing.
These are the last of my “lost iPhone photos”. The top one is looking from a viewpoint overlooking the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the valley around Big Pine, CA. The one below is one of the ancient Bristlecone Pines that grow even higher than this viewpoint image. Bristlecone’s (in this area) grow around the 10,000 ft line and above.
I’m not sure what this tree is, but it’s growing along the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend, WA.
Another image taken from Marrowstone Island. This one shows Mt Baker in the distance, but also an eagle sitting near the top of the Doug Fir. (Clicking on the image will increase the size and make it easier to spot the eagle) That tree is a regular perch for eagles, who watch for fish swimming by.