Monday, July 17, 2017

Tipsoo Lake, Mt. Rainier

Bear grass usually blooming at this spot on the road 
from Sunrise to Tipsoo Lake.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mt Rainier jaunt ...

Mt Rainier and the White River yesterday. 

Bear grass

Corn lily 

Western pasqueflower in flower stage  

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Garden stuff and timber bamboo and stuff.

The timber bamboo grows slowly. This year 6 or 7 shoots came up.
 Some were very large in diameter. So only half made it. 
Maybe they need food? 
One of my little hand made birdbaths. I have 5. 
The birds love them. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

MT Baker, North Cascades

Nooksack River
Tree of Life

MT Shuksan with Reflection Lake melting

MT Shuksan is the most photographed mountain in the world.
You'll see it on many calendars. 
The lake provides some beautiful reflections, once it's melted. 
I thought this melt was very lovely though. I was drawn to the melting ice 
The various  colors. In many ways it's still reflecting the mountain. It's revealing the same melting process.
Anyway beautiful.
 MT Baker is up the hill towards Artist Point but road is closed and it's snowed in.
The ski area is here near Shuksan. 
It's a favorite mountain for snowboarding. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

MT Shuksan, Nooksack River, Corn lily, Avalanche lily

Avalanche lily. 
MT Shuksan at MT Baker

Welcome aboard!
Lovely hike at Horseshoe Bend Trail, then up to Shuksan and Baker.
Some nice folk up there I wouldn't mind running into again!!

Woman from NH and a man who has great sailing sense.
 Hope they pop up somewhere and say hi!

Local area beach,mini hosta and red roses.

More roses than ever on this climber.
Birds love all the little birdbaths in the garden. 
Dwarf  hosta blooming 
Last nights sky 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Keeping cool on summer days...

Think pink
Stay hydrated. 

Think cool
Paint something easy. 

Think pink and garden early and late in the day... brew up some icy water combined with fruits etc; this one is lemon, Moroccan mint, ginger, cucumber, watermelon and a little cherry juice , but in 2 days I'll change it up.
Look at snowy photos, and remember snow boots .... sketch something up to paint indoors with the fan on and doors open, hopefully no A/C needed.
And enjoy garden flowers on an early morning walk or trip to a new nursery.
Eat an ice cream cone too!