Category Archive: nature

Road Trip Oregon

Painted Hills Oregon

The Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are made of heavily eroded volcanic ash layers. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil and… Continue reading

Watermill

Did a loop drive around the Puget Sound and found a couple mills.

Squall

Rain squall opening up over Silverdale, WA. Unfortunately, the Pacific Northwest (Puget Sound) area seldom gets thunder or lightning. This heavy rainfall is rare.

Autumn Bugs

Found these at a local garden.

Lunar Eclipse

Captured at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Forest, WA

Pup

Harbor Seal Pup taking a rest on the warm beach. Image captured at Point No Point, Hansville, WA.

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend, WA. A retired Army Base with lighthouses, barracks and the movie set for Officer and a Gentleman. Buildings are now rented or leased for vacation and… Continue reading

Columbia River

Columbia River Water Basin near Vantage, WA

Steptoe Butte State Park, WA

This is the reverse Palouse shot. Captured in late August when most of the fields have been harvested. Winter wheat will dominate the region.