Pacific Northwest, Travel, Western Washington

Every Town has its Ghosts

Ghosts are good for business, and Port Townsend, Washington has its fair share of stories. Manresa Castle is haunted by a heartbroken woman, whose love never returned from the Great War, and a Jesuit priest. A Lady in White wanders the grounds of Point Wilson Lighthouse and is, allegedly, a bit of a snoop; she… Continue reading Every Town has its Ghosts

Western Washington

Rock Face Icicles

How's this for textures?  Having spent a couple of hours in the snow, and suffering from numb fingers, I almost missed the cascading  icicles on the moss-covered rock face on the way back to the car.  What's five more minutes in the cold anyway?   This ended up being my favorite shot from the Sunday photo walk.

Western Washington

Frosted Pine

"Deep roots are not reached by frost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien  

Western Washington

Shuksan

Sure, the rich summer meadows and rainbow spectrum of wildflowers may be a bit more exciting in a landscape shot, but there's something calming to me about Mount Shuksan in the dead of winter.   Walking through compact snow that muffled each crunch of my boots,  finding beautiful frozen objects with each turn, I quickly forgot it was below freezing. … Continue reading Shuksan

Western Washington

Cold Details

The first photo walk of the year was with Andy, and we traveled up Mount Baker Highway for some pictures of snow and ice.   It's bare and dry in Bellingham, but an hour up the road it's still a winter wonderland, and it will be for some time. It is really difficult to take a… Continue reading Cold Details