Tagged: nature

On June 12, 2010, Jer and I went on a hike at St Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA. It’s a 316 acre day use park about 20 minutes from our house. We took the Seminary Trail down to the beach (lakefront), and then followed the beach along the North trail and back to the parking lot. Great park.

Moss on Log, St Edward State Park

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The Snoqualmie Falls roar with increased volume after snow melt, WA. May 2008.

Snoqualmie Falls, Vertical with Green Below

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Snoqualmie Falls, Seattle. May 2008. I couldn’t decide between posting this photo in color or black and white, so I’m posting both.

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This tree is on the hike down to Snoqualmie Falls. The Falls are located on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, WA.

Tree near Snoqualmie Falls

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Snoqualmie Falls, Washington state, 2007.

Other Snoqualmie Falls prints:

Snoqualmie Falls, Vertical

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Upper Yosemite Falls and walkway through Meadow.

I miss Yosemite Valley. When I think of it, I think of the way the light falls, and the crispness of color, and the smell of pine trees and the sound of water rushing over rocks. I think of trails that go straight up until I have to bend over gasping and I think of sinking ankle deep into snow, lugging my camera on my back, and dodging tourists. Sitting at a picnic table and eating pizza, or rushing for the scrambled eggs at the buffet. Thumbing through prints in the Ansel Adams Gallery or stowing my toothpaste in a bear locker. It’s just a beautiful place and I’m more homesick for Curry Village than any other place I’ve rested my head.

Yosemite Waterfall and Meadow

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Red autumn leaf against blue sky.

Single red leaf

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Pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.

Pumpkins for sale

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Reflection of surrounding mountains in Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, California.

Mirror Lake Reflection

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Two tent cabins and a regular cabin at Curry Village at Yosemite National Park, California.

Three Cabins