This pair of Hooded Mergansers lived in a little pond just off Highway 101 in Neskowin, Oregon.
All the signs at Fort Stevens in Oregon (at the mouth of the Columbia River) indicated that the army left Fort Stevens many years ago. Contrary to that, I found this little guy hiding in the dirt near our campfire. Perhaps he’s a caretaker, left behind to watch over the old post?
The Astoria Bridge crosses the mighty Columbia River near the Pacific Ocean. Here, the bridge is reflected in low tide mud flats as it arches over the old Cannery Pier Hotel.
Driving through Brinnon on the Hood Canal, I spotted this Idyllic scene in early spring. The willows give this image a dream-like quality, reminding us that summer is just around the corner and soon the stillness of this swimming hole will be broken by splashing and laughing kids.
The guns of Fort Casey once protected the mouth of Puget Sound. Silent now, two of these 14″ rifled guns are still aimed out over the water.
The Washington State Ferry Kennewick loads vehicles for an early morning crossing to Port Townsend.
The hike to Ebey’s Bluff is perhaps the most popular hike on Central Whidbey.
This Eagle was careful to watch me as I photographed him, but that meant turning his head away from the wind, giving him a rather odd “hairstyle”.
I’ve photographed this lighthouse many times, and on this particular evening I was considering how to find a unique view of the historic structure. I came across this mud puddle and was struck by the mirrored image of the light tower, and knew that I’d found the image I was after.
Spring means Tulip Festival time in Skagit Valley, and the sight of huge fields of brilliant color is a certainly welcome after a long winter. I came across this single bloom standing apart from all the other rows of flowers. Somehow the simplicity of a single flower is just as powerful an image.
This container ship was outbound from Puget Sound when it passed from the dark storms behind it into a golden sunset.
A simple but powerful image of cherry blossoms.
The first sign of spring every year is the blooming daffodils. Here in Skagit Valley, the daffodils are usually just a few weeks ahead of the tulips that make this area famous.
The brilliant fields of tulips are offset by the drabness of these crates and burlap sacks that seem to blend into the mud.
Dosewallips State Park on the Hood Canal is known for it’s Elk herd, which often grazes in the grassy campground in early morning.
I found this composition while waiting for the sun to set off Ruby Beach. The rock in the foreground reminds me of a bowling ball.
As the sun sets, the incoming tide begins to cover the rocks lining Second Beach.
This coastal tree clings to the bluff at Kalaloch Beach, despite the erosive effects of storms, tide and the underlying creek. Dr Seuss would have loved this tree!
Ruby Beach is one of the prettiest beaches on the Olympic Peninsula.
At low tide, these stacks are easily accessible from the beach.
Coast Guardsmen exit the mouth of the Quillayute River in La Push for evening training.
Two Royal Caribbean cruise ships dwarf returning passengers in Cozumel, Mexico
Near the NASA Space Center south of Houston Texas, we found the Kemah Boardwalk on a beautiful evening lit by a full moon.
Low tide exposes the mud flats of Penn Cove in Coupeville after dark.
The Ferry Salish starts an early morning run from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend across Puget Sound.
The iconic wharf lights in Coupeville are supplanted by the rising sun.
On the last full day of summer for 2013, the sleepy town of Coupeville wakes to another gorgeous sunrise.
The dawning day sillouhettes this Great Blue Heron on his perch watching over the anchored sailboats in Penn Cove.
These two old buildings in Coupeville house a gift shop and the Knead and Feed, one of the more popular waterfront restaurants in town.
My coastal hometown slowly wakes to another beautiful late summer morning.
This image was made in a Ranger Patrol Cabin built in 1927 in the White River area of Mount Rainier National Park. Besides the stories of the cabin itself, it seems the chairs are just waiting for someone to sit down and begin spinning tales of the early days of the Park.
This 78′ wooden yacht was built in 1932 and is available for charters in Puget Sound.
This old brick building caught my eye as we crossed Sullivan Creek above Metaline Falls in northeastern Washington state.
Found in Rosalia Washington
In late spring, the hills above the Palouse area of Eastern Washington are covered with these wonderful flowers.
This waterfall in Eastern Washington is surrounded by high cliffs, making a dramatic scene.
I captured this Egret flying over Monterey Harbor by panning with his movement, creating a rather impressionistic view that I find appealing.
A break in the rain allowed me to photograph these rental canoes just waiting for the boating season to get started at EC Manning Provincial Park in Southern British Columbia.
The Seattle waterfront.
Coupeville is located on the shores of Penn Cove on Whidbey Island.
This lighthouse is located at Fort Casey on Admiralty Head, Whidbey Island, Washington.
Shafts of sunlight penetrate the clouds as this Great Blue Heron stands watch over the moored sailboats in Penn Cove.
A farmer demonstrates traditional horse-drawn plow techniques at the 2013 Logan Berry Festival, held at the Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island.
This pair of horses were part of a traditional horse-drawn farming demonstration at the 2013 Loganberry Festival, held at Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island.
This livery on beautiful Lake Louse near Banff, Canada, offers visitors the chance to paddle out onto the milky green glacier-fed waters of the lake.
The Ferry house is an historic building on Ebey’s Prairie, Whidbey Island, WA
There is a stark beauty in this tool, as well as in the wonderful curly shavings it produces when well-tuned.
The Coupeville Wharf offers many wonderful opportunities for photographers.
The Washington State ferry Kennewick makes a smooth crossing over Admiralty Inlet between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island.
One last surfer calls it a night at Cape Kiwanda in Oregon.
Shafts of sunlight penetrate the overcast skies above Penn Cove in Coupeville, WA
On the north shore of Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, hayrolls greet the morning light.
Mount Baker seems to loom over farms and homesteads on Ebey’s Prairie, Whidbey Island, WA
The Coupeville Wharf at Sunset, Whidbey Island, WA
As I was shooting this sunflower in my front yard, I kept picking bugs off the brightly colored flower. Luckily I gave up on the battle when this ant popped into my viewfinder.
The sun begins to burn through the fog above Salt Creek Campground near Port Angeles, Washington.
Two friends enjoy an evening walk on the Coupeville Wharf, Whidbey Island, WA
This bakery is in the heart of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island, BC
I found this artistic statement outside a ladie’s boutique in the small town of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island, BC.
The road along Ebey’s landing makes a hard U-turn as it ascends the bluff to the farm fields above.
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