Every Town has its Ghosts

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 [...]

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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.

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.  [...]

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 [...]

Driftwood Alley

I felt like I was missing a limb today.  We had sleet, snow, hail, rain, and the most beautiful skies I have ever seen....and me without my camera to capture the Skagit Valley weather!  By the time I made it home from work, it was dark and uninteresting.      So instead, my photo journey through Coupeville, Washington continues....which [...]

It all happened so fast

Between the piles of the Coupeville Pier, seagulls were swimming back and forth.  I got plenty of pictures of that, but then one took flight.  If I hadn't already been in the process of putting my camera away, I could have gotten more shots.  Sometimes good moments happen too fast!  I am happy with this [...]

Coupeville Cat

Towards the end of our photo walk on Saturday, Jen and I spotted this cat sunbathing on the ledge of one of Coupeville's shops.   Like a lot of animals I find lately, he patiently posed for a minute before scurrying away.