September 1985 — Last week I shared some images of Leavenworth, Washington, shot by my mom in the autumn of 1985; today I’m finishing up this batch of slides with views of Highway 2, Stevens Pass, and the fall colors in the Cascade mountains of Central Washington. (I also include one Leavenworth shot that slipped by me last week.)
Last week on Tuesday afternoon we were restless in our little Sonoma coast motel room and looking for a place to get away from the gusty winds — Kruse Rhododendron Reserve turned out to be the perfect spot! We’ve passed by this hidden treasure so many times and never fully appreciated it; but I think we’re finally beginning to realize […]
Over at the coast, I saw (and heard) quite a lot of Song Sparrows chirping brightly amid the shrubby areas near sea cliffs. Even a foggy morning didn’t slow them down; it was fun watching them busily foraging and throwing back their heads to sing their songs.
I’ve shared photos of tafoni before, but there are so many incredible variations that I never get tired of looking at them. Portions of Salt Point State Park (including the area of Gerstle Cove) are fairly covered in tafoni. I sometimes find it hard to tear my eyes away from these natural works of art long enough to enjoy the […]
These are just a few of the animals we’ve spotted lately in and around Gerstle Cove.
I should know better by now. Every week as I look through the list of titles in the Huell Howser archive, I have a tendency to skip over many of the place names that are unfamiliar to me. For some reason, I’ve assumed most of them were located in Southern California — so the chances that I had ever been […]
Blustery northwest winds along the California coast have been putting a bit of a damper on my outdoor photography plans this week, but I did find some birds today on my morning walk. Hopefully things will calm down a little before long.
I’ve previously shared photos of the area around Leavenworth, Washington, where my mom spent part of her childhood. I’ve been able to visit a few times, and my parents also returned a few times on their own. My images this week (except for the photo above) were all shot during a trip the two of them took in September 1985.