Saturday, August 30, 2014

Now, don't move...

Finding beauty everyplace!
That's what we like to do...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Windy In the Gorge!

There appears to be a convention of water birds in foreground.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mallard In Twilight

This duck isn't quite sure about the man with the camera...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Come Into My Parlor...

These colorful critters all come out this time of year.  They can build a web across the front walkway in 10 minutes.  Sometimes I'll see one in a giant web---waiting for dinner---and I'll blow on him.  This will cause the spider to shake, almost vibrate, to scare me away.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Early Morning Mist

We've really been enjoying being up by the mountain really early in the morning these summer mornings.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's MY Tree!

An osprey, high above the wetlands walk

Monday, August 18, 2014

Very Early This Morning...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Sun Says Goodnight
But I'm not sure the mountain ever sleeps... 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Meanwhile, Back In The Gorge...
We love living on the "wet" side of the Cascades, but
we are really looking forward to a trip through the gorge to the "dry" side--in the Fall when it's cooler and the wildfires will be out.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wildflower Bouquets
Even in the Mt. St. Helens blast zone, the wildflowers thrive in August--right next to the remains of trees blown over all those years ago.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

And Two Ospreys In A Fir Tree
...waiting for the super moon.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just Past Sunrise the south end of Coldwater Lake

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Early Morning Fishing 
Coldwater Lake was beautiful this morning when we got there very early.  Very, very early.  We even beat these guys, and when you beat the fishermen, that's early!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Near Sunset Light
Originally this path was a log-train right of way.
The setting sun makes it even more beautiful.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Mallard In The Twilight
Twilight in the wetlands, after dinner last night...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hey!  It's Not Fall Yet!
This little tree is decked out in fall colors.
And this was just yesterday afternoon!
Where's my calendar......

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Forest Friend...
I always look for my friend on our favorite path at Seaquest State Park.  Today I couldn't tell if he was saying "Welcome!", or "HELP ME!"

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Back Porch Choir
These swallows almost look like musical notes
lined up against the white wall of the
Brusco Tugboat floating building in Cathlamet

Sunday, August 3, 2014

...dry weather has pretty much zapped all the snow
on Mt. St. Helens, but the result is a clear view
of much of the top third of the mountain now
spread out around the northwest side. 
Rain and snow runoff has carved huge canyons in the flow.
I wish there were some way of really showing the 
gigantic scale of this scene.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Always Beckoning...
No critters around, but the wetlands path is always waiting 
with a new view-- and a new mystery.

Friday, August 1, 2014

No, I'm not going to take up fishing, but this scene of the single boat out on Silver Lake sure made me think about it.