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 … Read more

Washington Pass – Mazama, Washington, USA

Washington Pass - Mazama, Washington, USA

In September, we drove the North Cascade Loop (Washington, USA) on a rare sunny day. On this loop, approximately one mile south of Washington Pass, is Liberty Bell Mountain. As we came around the corner, this magnificent mountain came into view and the light was just right. I said stop (please!!!) and my amazing husband Skip found a great spot on this winding road for me to capture this shot. … Read more

Red Tail Hawk – Washington, USA

Red Tail Hawk - Washington, USA

During the warmer months, we get up early and have coffee in our backyard.  Recently we have had a new visitor swooping in. During one of our coffee mornings, a huge bird flew just over us. I ditched the coffee, grabbed my camera and captured this photograph of a beautiful Red Tail Hawk resting in a pine tree.  Although my coffee got cold, I got a great shot!  Isn’t this … Read more

Yellow Rhododendron Close-up – Washington, USA

Yellow Rhododendron Close-up - Washington, USA

I couldn’t resist sharing one more amazing flower close-up I captured from the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, in Washington, USA. This beauty was barely visible when walking on the path and was almost hidden deep under brush.  Isn’t this a magnificent flower!?!?!

Boeing Museum of Flight – Seattle, Washington, USA

Lockheed Model 10-E - Boeing Museum, Seattle, WA, USA

One of our favorite places to visit is the Boeing Museum of Flight, located in Seattle, Washington, USA. If you are an aircraft or space enthusiasts – this is one museum you don’t want to miss. The museum’s website indicates “The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world! With over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare … Read more

Rhododendron Flower, Washington, USA

Rhododendron Flower, Washington, USA

I captured this Rhododendron flower close-up at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington.  This Botanical Garden is an amazing place to visit – and is home to one of the largest collections of species of rhododendrons in the world. Isn’t this a magnificent color!?!?!

Spring Crocus

Spring Crocus, Washington, USA

I just love springtime!  The weather here in Washington has been exceptional this year.  Here is a beautiful close-up I captured recently of a Crocus hidden in our rockery. This little flower just makes me smile. Isn’t this a magnificent color!?!?!?