Why I Haven’t Been Blogging

Since I knew any nice weather was a reprieve to be appreciated, I went out to do just that. Here’s what I came home with:

Mt. Baker & Cantilever Point

I went out to the Labs in the late afternoon to pick Amoeba up. He wasn’t quite ready to wrap up his experiment and asked me to return in an hour.  Instead I went to my car and got my camera.   The mountain was basking in the sun and since I knew she would soon shroud herself in clouds for the winter, I took advantage of the time and captured her portrait.   I absolutely love the way the sun rays slanted across Cantilever point at an almost 95° angle.  It’s pretty flattering on the mountain, too!   (Most of the equipment you see on Cantilever Point is weather measurement paraphernalia.)

Just before Sunset

Just a half an hour later I captured the evening ferry entering the harbor.  It is still bright enough that her interior lights aren’t blazing yet.

FH last raysHere the ferry, almost completely across the harbor, approaches the dock.  I was facing east when I took the photograph up above.  Here I am facing southeast and you can see the suns rays still reach the town of Friday Harbor even though the Lab grounds are in shadow.

Last Light

Here I am still facing southeast, but I have pulled my focus back to include the shadowy foreground.  I thought this tree deserved a portrait.  I took over 50 pics in the hour. These are the best of the bunch.  Don’t forget to double click & biggie them!

Glimpses of Beauty

Yesterday I took two walks.  In neither walk did I go far from our apartment.  I wanted to take a few pictures to give you an idea of the beauty around me.

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Clockwise from top left: (please click to enlarge):   Pacific Madrone Trees (2), Weed, Daisy Cousin with Spit Bug, Wild Blackberries, Wild Rose, Hawk Weed

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Clockwise from top left: (please click to enlarge): Harbor Seal, telephone booth, Harbor Seal, Thistle, Biplane, Tree & Sea, Dandelion Fluff, Bird Silhouette  [center] Wild Blackberry.

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Clockwise from top left: (please click to enlarge):Fox Glove plant below our bedroom window; Friday Harbor Marina; our apartment (top with balcony); Friday Harbor Labs & dock; our apartment seen from the bottom of the hill