During a breather while ascending the Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake, I saw this crane fly "hanging out" with us, suspended in mid-air from two salmonberry leaves, holding still just long enough to let me take a picture.
A very wet hike, but rain makes things glisten, if you can keep your camera dry.
A cloudy, snowy hike to Table Mtn, close to Mt Baker ski area.
The way to Table Mtn on a foggy, cloudy day.
Gray Wolf River BCRT. Kicking the shovel separated the sole on Day 1. Jury-rig repair with 3 spare bootlaces lasted 4 days of hard trail work. A bit of Barge cement will give this boot several hundred more miles.
Enter this wonderland of mossy trees, rocks, nurse logs and tiny mushrooms if you dare to explore. A very short hike with 2 loops, if the main one is still washed out you need to double back. Best little hike in this region.
Again, Deception Falls has much to view and discover. Bring your kids for this hike is easy. Much to enjoy!!
My last photo to display is yet another falls. Let's call it "Serene Falls" because that is what it represents to me. I just might go back soon.
Tweedy's Lewisia, bitterroot, upland larkspur, arrowleaf balsamroot, scallaped onion, serviceberry, Columbia clematis, scarlet gilia and several desery parsley's were blooming on June 12. It is almost impossible to post a photo. This is my second and last try.
I liked this shot because of the way this large tree was hugging the granite boulder it was growing out of. Oh, the moss, the river, the beauty sort of added to it.
Near the summit of Navaho Peak, Teanaway area.
Summit view on a cool, cloudy day.
A European brown slug (Arion rufus) climbs foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), demonstrating its method of elevation gain on Alger Alp.
This photo was taken around 7:00 PM on a cool Sunday evening while hiking on Bluff Trail in Camano Isalnd State Park.
Taken on the Enchanted Valley Trail. These two trees, a maple and a conifer, reminded me of two impassioned lovers tangled together. It was amazing how they grew so close together.
There are very few more beautiful places than Enchanted Valley in the spring.