Saturday, August 29, 2009

Forks skies

These are the Forks skies we like so much.
The Twilight fans might even call them Vampire skies. [grin]

Monday, August 24, 2009

Doe and Fawn

A quickly-snapped shot of a doe and fawn along the road around Lake Crescent.
We see them often, and they don't seem to mind the cars.
They are a very good reason to mind the speed limit.
We just can't understand why people would want to speed through this area, and miss all of the beautiful scenery. So many of the treasures can only be seen and appreciated when you slow down.
We don't ever want to become jaded to all of the precious sights here.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


This is a single rosebush, bearing two different colors of rose - one a pink and one a deep red.
This picture is of some roses that are a little past prime, but it shows the two colors.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Skywatch Friday over Lake Crescent

The drive around Lake Crescent is always pretty, but these clouds were a little different. The lowest level of clouds are slowing 'pouring' over the top of the hill onto the trees. Very cool.
For more beautiful skies, go to the Skywatch Friday site, at:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Flying (well, perching) Visitors

This little guy sat in the bush and waited for me to take his picture, sort of.

This one found something of interest on the flagpole, though not for long. I had to be very quick to get this guy!
We really enjoy watching the birds, which is why we fill the feeder even in the summer.
We get all shapes and sizes flying by our windows! From hummingbirds to ravens, chickadees to bluejays.
Unfortunately, the squirrel has found a way to the feeder as well. This will be war! [grin]

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Flier of a different sort

After hearing unusual engine sounds overhead,
we spotted this craft.
It seemed the pilot was putting it through its paces.
After watching from home for a little bit,
we drove to the airport and watched a little closer.
We weren't the only ones.
It looked like fun, and like the pilot was very experienced.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Flier in Forks

Seen flying in our garden, finally caught sunning itself.