Monday, July 28, 2014
The rocket stands outside our favorite donut shop in downtown Bellingham. The building has a mural painted on the wall facing the parking lot. The only time to get a photo of the mural without cars blocking it was at 5 AM.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Gorge Lake is on Highway 20 in the North Cascades National Park. There are several waterfalls that flow into Gorge lake. The green color of the lake is from the water flowing into it from glaciers. The lower image is made from two photos taken from metal bridge over the canyon.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Got up at 4:30 Am to photograph at dawn downtown and weather was great but by the time I got back home it was raining hard and the radio is predicting record rain today. Will spend the day downloading and sorting photos.
This is just a study in B&W for a project that will be printed in Platinum.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
|The ponds had a large variety of Water Lilies|
For many years I have taken many road trips, "are we there yet?", with the granddaughters but the other day they took me on a road trip to north of Vancouver BC. They drove through the city of Vancouver both ways, I was just the passenger, "are we there yet?" They never got lost even though it was their first time here also.
In the top photo on the right is Kaija who just graduated from Western Washington University here in Bellingham. On the left is Samia who will graduate from the University of Washington next year. Graduating at age 20, sure beat me.
Our first stop was the VanDusen Gardens in downtown Vancouver with a large selection of flowers and trees along with a waterfall and a maze. Samia does great photos of flowers and this was the place for flowers.
The next stop was Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The suspension bridge is 450 feet long and 230 feet high and has been there since 1889. There is also a treetop walk that goes from tree to tree in several cable suspended sections. The treetop walk is up to 10 stories high in trees that have stood here for over 1000 years. What fun. Thanks ladies.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
In Washington it's not easy to get down to the ocean. The towns all have harbors and there may be a walking path along the water but once you are out of town the roads and highways do not follow the coast and there is little access to the water. It seems much easier to get to the coast in California and Oregon. I did find this spot just north of Bellingham where there room to park just beyond the industrial area and walk along the water to an long pier that appears not to be in use anymore. There are some large trees along the shore line and someone has used driftwood logs to build a tree house.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
In Arizona I wouldn't be wearing a heavy fleece jacket and a warm hat to watch the fireworks. These were in Blaine Washington right at the border of Canada and they started at dusk which here is 10:30. This peninsula of land is across the harbor and you could see fireworks in several directions along the bay. In fact there were a lot of fireworks going off around us as they are for sale everywhere here. The top two photos show them going off over the boat house next to us.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
From this spot in Blaine Washington, about 20 miles up the road, you can see the border crossing into Canada. Would be interesting to know the history of this old fishing boat which appears to have been sitting here for quite some time.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Whatcom Lake is across the street from the house and a few blocks away a stream flows out of the lake into Whatcom Park. This park is a large wooded park right in the city of Bellingham with a lot of hiking trails and waterfalls. This waterfall is a few yards from the parking lot.
Friday, June 27, 2014
So today it is over 110 in Lake Havasu. That is one reason I am here. Down here at the coast in Bellingham it got up to 71 yesterday but today it was 65. The ski area near Mt Baker still has a lot of snow but it is starting to melt forming a lot of waterfalls.
Also granddaughter number one graduated from college here last week which makes a great reason to be here this summer. The second one graduates next year and the third a year later. Should get to know the area real well by then.