Season Greetings, Gene Coulon Park, Renton, WA, USA

Holiday Greetings, Gene Coulon Park, Renton, WA, USA

As you know, Gene Coulon Park, Renton, Washington, USA is one of our favorite parks nearby.  What you may not be aware of, is this park is a great place to also enjoy the holiday lights in December – absolutely beautiful! From our house to yours, wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!  

Stanza dell’Incendio di Borgo, Rome, Italy

Stanza dell'Incendio di Borgo, Rome, Italy

I thought you would enjoy some of my favorite photographs I captured when we were traveling in Europe a few years ago! I captured this breath taking close-up while we were at the Vatican, Rome, Italy. This artwork is one of the many murals in a room called “Stanza dell’Incendio di Borgo”. The Vatican website indicates that this room was used during the time of Julius II (pontiff from 1503 to 1513). Isn’t this artwork … Read more

Red Amaryllis – Renton, Washington, USA

Red Amaryllis - Renton, Washington, USA

In the Pacific Northwest (Washington, USA), the days are getting darker much earlier, and we are in our typical rainy, cloudy, cooler November. So to bring a bit of happiness and brightness to the clouds, here is a beautiful red Amaryllis I captured. Isn’t this an incredible color!?!?!?

Bald Eagle, Cape Flattery, Washington, USA

Bald Eagle, Cape Flattery, Washington, USA

While driving on a back road near Cape Flattery, Washington, USA we saw several bald eagles perched high in the trees. There really wasn’t a spot to stop to take pictures, and large 18 wheeler log trucks were whizzing by! But somehow, my ingenious husband found a slim spot to pull off the road so I could setup a tripod to catch a close-up of this amazing bird. It was a lucky shot, because just … Read more

Icicle Gorge, Leavenworth, Washington, USA

Icicle Gorge, Leavenworth, Washington, USA

Near Leavenworth, Washington, USA is a beautiful trailhead called Icicle Gorge Trailhead. Skip and I were fortunate enough to hit the trail on a beautiful fall day earlier this month. The trailhead is about 4 miles long and winds gracefully around Icicle Creek. The leaves were fully bursting with color! We decided to leave the heavy camera equipment at home so we could hike and take in the beauty of the day. But even without … Read more

Renton Blog Section

Gene Coulon Park, Renton, Washington, USA

We have just set up a new section on Susan Marks Photography that will be devoted to everything about Renton, Washington, USA.  Please check back as we build out this new section that will include posts, events and things to do in and about Renton. In the meantime, please see the links below for great photographs, travels and the stories behind the photographs. Please check back often as this section expands! What’s New! (All Posts/Blog) … Read more

Gorge Creek Bridge, North Cascades Highway, Washington, USA

Gorge Creek Bridge, North Cascades Highway, Washington, USA

If you have been following my posts, you will remember that I am extremely afraid of heights!  Despite that, I try hard to persevere (while hanging onto Skip for balance of course!). While on the North Cascades Highway, in Washington, USA, there is an incredible bridge lookout across Gorge Creek. The bridge is an open (!!) steel arch with a steel deck about 181 feet long. Gorge Creek is directly 300 feet below!  In spite … Read more

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