Spider on its web, along the Al Emerson Nature Trail in Camano Island State Park
Achlys triphylla. Along the Evergreen Trail in Rockport State Park. Skagit County.
This is an interesting macro of a single pinesap blossom which was looking outward as if to say, "Bob, take my picture!"
A mostly overcast and calm day made for excellent wildflower photographing opportunities along the Bean Creek trail.
Intensely colored flowers of Large-flowered Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia grandiflora). Though the name says "Large-flowered", they are quite small (12-19 mm), though they seem huge compared to the tiny (4-7mm) flowers of Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora)
One of many interesting wildflowers that grow in the flower meadows of the Summit at Snoqualmie ski area at Snoqualmie Pass, and through which the Pacific Crest Trail runs
This was one of many phantom orchids seen along and below the road to the Grassy Knoll TH just prior to MP 6.
You can tell it's a moon rock because of the craters and holes in it.
A European brown slug (Arion rufus) climbs foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), demonstrating its method of elevation gain on Alger Alp.
During a breather while ascending the Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake, I saw this crane fly "hanging out" with us, suspended in mid-air from two salmonberry leaves, holding still just long enough to let me take a picture.
The Tweedy's lewisia and calypso orchids were still beautiful along the Chiwaukum Creek Trail last week.
I think some seedheads of wildflowers can be as beautiful and interesting as the flowers. This was right along the trail waiting to be noticed.
Taken on the Thirteenmile trail in the Kettle River Range, at the pass between Fire Mtn and Seventeenmile Mtn.
Spring rain has pushed wildflowers to their peak at Snow Mtn Ranch.
Upland Trail was full of purple on this week!
Ten mile roundtrip beach hike on the Dungeness Spit to the Dungeness Lighthouse near Sequim , Washington. Beautiful beach with spectacular 360 views.
Water drops on plant near turkey Tails.
Closeup shot of Cascade Oregon-grape (Mahonia nervosa) alongside one of the paths at Carkeek Park.
Low tide revealed barnacles that have made the beach at Meadowdale County Park their permanent address.
I took this picture at North Beach in Port Townsend. I like how the color of the flower and the leaves contrast with the salt and pepper color of the sand. I also find this photo a little sad, just because it appears that the flowers are wilting and starting to die. I find it sad that such beautiful things like this must die, but that is the way of life.
I believe I took this picture at HJ Carroll Park, it's between Port Hadlock WA and Chimacum WA. I decided to enter this for photo of the week because I love how the sun is lighting up the bloom and a few of the leaves around it, I think the sun hitting it really makes the flower pop.
Alder cones seen in the snow along the Mount Washington trail. They were seen where the trail passes through a natural bowl, conferring amazing large and small views of the interior of the mountain.
Taken during a walk back from Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, WA. First fall of the Fall on the Pierce College campus.
The best views to be had on a misty, snowy day at Rattlesnake Mountain were the small ones. In this case, it was moss growing on a branch, adding just a touch of color to a very white day.
These are always a "fun" find! The nest on the left has not lost its white cap.
Moss growing on a tree branch, along the Gold Creek Trail leading to the summit of Green Mountain
Big leaf maple reflected in a puddle
Beautiful little mushrooms growing on snag.