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

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.

Lupine in Leavenworth

Lupine in Leavenworth

I recently drove over to Leavenworth (Washington) to meet a group of friends for a little reunion. Leavenworth is a Bavarian-themed town just on the east side of Steven’s Pass over the North-Central Cascades. We stayed at a the Icicle Village Resort and had a great time reminiscing and laughing. We had a couple hours where we were free to wander the town, shopping, eating or taking photos. I found this nice patch of lupine … a little crop job and you can’t even see the miniature golf course just beside it.

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