A Blank Place on the Map – Gold Creek Pond

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A Blank Place on the Map – Gold Creek Pond

Yesterday I went for a short hike around one of my regular stopping places in the Cascade Mountains at Gold Creek Pond at the very top of Snoqualmie Pass, just east of Seattle. Toward the top of the pass, it just started snowing, and there was a couple of inches of fresh snow around the pond,

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Mushrooms and Pikas and Bears – Oh My!

Last weekend I was on a more relaxed nature photography trip than my usual frenzied “cover as many miles as possible on no sleep” routine and brought a friend along with me for some camping and hiking. The first day way spent above Lake Mowich near Spray Falls area and up in the Spray Park area in

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Rugged Beauty of the Pacific Northwest Coast

It’s been a whole month since I last did a post, and as I just expressed in my August 2014 monthly newsletter I just sent out today (you should subscribe!) I’ve been in my typical month-long hiatus that occurs every four years when the World Cup happens. Then I had family in town…… In a nutshell

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Grizzlybear Prickly Pear – Washington’s Desert Beauty

Recently I made yet another foray into the deserts of my increasingly favorite area of the Pacific Northwest, the Oak Creek Wildlife Area in Yakima County, Washington. As I’ve stated in other posts across the years, I am a big fan of cacti – and especially when they are in bloom. What I never would have

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Trio of Trilliums!

A springtime favorite, this trio of western trilliums (Trillium ovatum) was found just yesterday growing next to Lewis Creek in Bellevue, Washington – just south of Cougar Mountain. Like many wildflowers and forbs of moist, damp forests in the Pacific Northwest, these trilliums depend on ants for pollination. Trio of Trilliums! (click to enlarge)  See

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A Cascade Mountains Beauty – Red Columbine

This will be a quick post, but as I’m finally caught up with nearly all the new website and photo gallery updates, I’m finally beginning to stop looking backward and making that great leap to “What’s next?” and looking forward to seeing and doing new things.  I’ve had a few really good outings in my

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