It has been raining like crazy here today, which should be no surprise, it is Western Washington after all, but given the weather we’ve been getting lately, it is an abrupt change!
I headed down to Lake Wilderness after work to see what I find. I found a lot of water, much of it coming from the sky! Looking at my photos now on my computer screen, I realize I should have upped my f-stop for a wider range, since I of course had no way of knowing where the next drop would land. Ah well, now I know for next time (tomorrow??)!
Lake Wilderness reflecting a lovely shade of blue under a sunny sky.
Waiting for the San Juan Ferry to arrive I wandered down to the shore and found some old dock posts standing guard in the calm waters of the Sound
I applied a sepia toning to an ‘old paper’ action to achieve this particular look
I have a little time to spend looking at past photos, and since yesterday I posted a photo of the lovely Roxy, I couldn’t pass up this photo of Roxy’s canine friend Buddy.
Isn’t he the most handsome fellow?
Water droplets looked like jewels during a lull between downpours on a recent visit to Port Townsend.
As we were heading back towards the ferry terminal on Orcas Island, we stopped in Judd Cove where it offered us a low tide. We were able to walk out pretty far.
First, we saw just one starfish. Then, we saw whole bunches of them! A lot of them were clustered together and on top of each other as though there is strength in numbers for starfish too.
Just another day in the life of Orcas Island
A hopeful sky welcomes us to the San Juan Islands as we glide along on a ferry.
After picking up a few books at the Maple Valley Library the other day I went exploring in the little town.
It’s right next to Renton, though it seems miles away (okay, *technically* it is “miles away” from our apartment…it’s about a 15 minute drive.)
This is Lake Wilderness. Isn’t it lovely?
I love the little hairs on these pods.
Hurray for hairy peapods!
Originally, I was led to believe that the little yellow flowers on these bushes were Heather, but in looking into it more deeply, it seems that information was incorrect.
A few weeks ago, all the bushes around here were going crazy with yellow blossoms, like this:
And now, the blossoms have all developed into the little pea-pods like the one above.
I found this helpful PDF that discusses plants in the Willamette Valley (which isn’t too far away) and came to the conclusion that this plant is in fact Scotch Broom, or Cytisus scoparius.
So, yay! I learned something new today.
Today = Success
What did you learn today?