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2013

I'm Called Little Buttercup

Making a trailside guest appearance from HMS Pinafore, dear little buttercups were blooming in Grand Ridge Park. Tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris) is actually non-native and considered invasive, though it has not yet been honored with a place on the Washington State Noxious Weed List. Taken with a Nikon S8200, exposure 1/640 sec, aperture 1/3.3, ISO 1600.

Scotland or the San Juans?

This portion of the hike reminds me of the yellow-green cliffs of Scotland where I used to live. Accompanied by rich blue sky, you won't want to leave.

Teanaway Ridge

Hikers enjoying a sunny, dry day east of the crest while Seattle marinates in drizzle.

Explorer Falls

Near Lake Roesiger, an easy one mile walk on a DNR logging road brings you to Explorer Falls.

Oyster Dome - Trail Stream

It was pouring when I shot this but somehow the light broke through to highlight the leaf edges and sparkling water flow.

Mist over the Mountains at Oyster Dome

We passed many disappointed hikers coming down from the summit that said there was nothing to look at. This was taken with moments to spare before the clouds blanketed the mountain tops again. There was a ghostly prominent figure of a freighter in the distant waters which is why I chose to go Black and White on this one.

Trees and Light

Although they towered over us, there was something friendly about the trees - perhaps it was how they shielded us from the rain, or kept us from the breezy wind that was chilly that day.. perhaps it was how glad the light was to play in the forest.

Clayton beach rain shine

Clayton beach is no longer legally accessible, the rail road has posted the crossing. at low tide the beach from Larrabee park is walkable, with a little boulder and rock hopping

fern walk

Better walk this trail soon! DNR has plans to log the area, and access may be cut off, when logging starts.....soon early summer possibly...

The Road Less Traveled

This was taken on the Franklin Falls Trail near Snoqualmie Pass. The sun was peeking out that day.