Stop and watch a butterfly
A snail happy for spring
Summer at last! the Butterwort is blooming at Cape Disappointment State Park at the top of McKenzie Head on the Coastal Forest Loop!
This was a hard shot to get. I wanted the focus perfect. It took a few tries but I got it!
When I show this picture to people, half think it was taken under water. These little ferry trumpets were growing on a mossy rock on Goat Mountain Trail off Hannegan Pass Road by Mount Baker. Can you find the bubble of water?
Clear white mushroom poking up along the trail.
Fall color beginning to turn hues, subtle color shifts beautiful to observe. Gentle waterfall running throughout.
Slow hikers are lucky to sometimes see the small stuff that others miss.
A misty day on the mountain causes you to take a closer look at what's in front of you!
This butterfly held still long enough for a photo, most unusual for a butterfly. I think it is a checkerspot.
Macro shot of alpine flowers with Olympic range in background.
View of Mount Baker from the top of North Mountain Fire Lookout just outside of Darrington, Washington.
This tiny blue eyed Mary was found beside my foot while I was taking another picture.
This close up of the spotted coralroot really shows that it's a member of the orchid family.
Because building cairns is just fun.
I wanted to get a nice picture of the flowers on a vine maple. When I got home and looked at my pictures, I was surprised to see the crab spider on one of the flowers! You can even see it's buggy little eyes!
amazing hike on American ridge
Nice day hike with the friends to lake Ingalls. Breathtaking may be an understatement.
Juniper berry close-up from the Juniper Dunes Wilderness near Pasco, Washington. The largest juniper groves in Washington are found here.
3rd Place, Flora and Fauna. Photo by Terri Hoselton taken near Hole-in-the-Wall, Olympic National Park.
2nd Place, Flora and Fauna. Photo by Archana Bhat at Oyster Dome.
Caught this spider making its web in the middle of a full parhelion while hiking Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge during October of 2015.