Frosted Teasel

I’m the last person you’ll find waking up early on a Sunday; however, I somehow managed this weekend in order to get some early morning shots in the Skagit Valley. I was hoping for fog to capture some good landscape shots. That didn’t really work out. Instead, I found a bunch of Common Teasel – a weed found all over the Northwest – looking rather majestic covered in frost. I’m not much of a landscape girl anyway; the small details are much more fascinating.

Some perspective on the height of the Common Teasel

Tulip Reflections

I refuse to conform to the traditional ideas of Skagit Valley tulip photography.  I decided that my personal spin on the tulips would be to capture their reflections rather than the actual flower itself…well, save the final photo. 

If you happen to be one of my readers outside the state of Washington, here’s a link to some history about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Okay, not a reflection...

Detour

Skagit Valley Spider Web

I would have been early for work today if it had not been for the fog rolling across the Skagit Valley, illuminating the foothills of the Cascades with the sun’s reflection.  This inspired a slight detour with my Nikon, neglected since well before County Cork, Ireland, where I’d lost all creative energy.

I happened to pull off the road next to an abandoned farmhouse, which thwarted my original goal of capturing fog when I saw the spider webs lining one of the gates. 

I was only slightly late to work once I’d finished…and made a Starbuck’s pit stop…