Chocolate Lily!

Washington Archives · Page 2 of 8 · Leighton Photography & Imaging

Chocolate Lily!

One of my very favorite groups of wildflowers to find in the wild belong to the lily family: Liliaceae. These include tiger lillies, camas, trilliums, and mariposas. A few days ago while hunting wild orchids on Fidalgo Island near Anacortes, Washington I found my very first chocolate lilies! The brown and yellowish droopy flowers were difficult to

Read More...

That *$*#@(#*&@ Red-breasted Nuthatch!!!

For the past couple of years there has been a red-breasted nuthatch that lives near my house that is almost always visible until the moment I have a camera in hand, and it’s been driving me crazy. It was funny at first, but after months stretching into years, it has gotten personal. Very personal. The other day I

Read More...

Snoqulamie Pass Winter Hike

Today’s set of images are what I hope to be a very enjoyable and relaxing series of eight images from a recent hike high up in Washington’s Snoqualmie Pass. I was following a beautiful snow-covered mountain stream called Humpback Creek on the Annette Lake Trail. Relax, enjoy, and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Read More...

Sol Duc Falls – Ancient America

“Sol Duc Falls” is my fifth entry into my new series, Ancient America which features a minimalistic, raw and unpolished look at black and white landscape photography from around North America from the viewpoint of what it would have looked like before people arrived. – click image to enlarge- Sol Duc Falls – Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Sol Duc Falls

Read More...

Weird Fungus and Lichens of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is known for lots of things, but did you know its coastal region is also the mushroom capital of North America? Like any fungus, a mushroom or lichen thrives in wet, cool and damp places, especially if there is a lot of shade from conifer forests with deep mineral-rich soils and an oceanic climate that never

Read More...

Honey Mushrooms!

Quick post today to share some honey mushrooms I saw and photographed last night while hiking up Little Si, and to let everyone know what I’m currently working on. As many of you know, until now all my mushroom photos have been lumped/dumped together into a photo gallery unceremoniously labeled as “Mushrooms”. Over the past week, I’ve

Read More...

Mountain Nature of the Evergreen State

Post #200! Many thanks for all of you who have hung around this long with me through the years! Today I’m still uploading images that have been in cue for editing and uploading to my nature photography website and these just happen to be from places not too far from my home in my adopted home of Washington,

Read More...

Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest

Lately I’ve been shooting more new images faster than I can edit & caption them, so over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be finally getting new images of the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest ready and sharing a bunch of them as fast as I can upload. Click any image to enlarge…. enjoy! I appreciate any feedback in

Read More...