I just love these maple wood prints from @bayphotolab 😍 This, along with calendars, greeting cards, tote bags and puzzles will be available for purchase at the Index Arts Festival this weekend. I'll be there! (Honestly that should be enough to bring you to Index 😁 ) As a bonus, my buddy @carrellexcursions will be there and many more vendors with a lot of cool stuff that you can't get anywhere else!
Hey! Hi! Hello! What are you doing this weekend? No plans yet? Great! Come up to Index (it's a beautiful place, I promise ) and check out the Index Arts Festival. There will be a plethora of unique vendors with one of a kind merchandise for sale, including myself and my buddy @carrellexcursions We'll have cards, prints, calendars and more! Stop by and say hi!
The tallest lighthouse in Oregon sits atop a basalt peninsula just north of Newport. Originally named Cape Foulweather, the Yaquina Head lighthouse has been guiding seafaring voyagers since 1873. It's a good thing too, with a vein of magnetized iron running through the outcropping, compasses typically don't work in this area 😳 ------------------------------------------------------- While I was visiting with my family in the middle of the day with less than ideal lighting conditions, my original photo wasn't quite what I wanted so I decided to practice some Photoshop skills. Sky swaps are not something I'm proficient in but I think I'm getting better. What do you think? Thank you to @piximperfect for the easy to follow tutorial!
Normally, when I see a spider in my house, I put a container over it and then secure it down with something heavy or painter's tape if it's on the wall and then leave it for someone else that's less of a baby to deal with. But outside, imma get 6 inches from it and see if I can irritate it enough to leap onto me, eventually leading to my death. This is a female Goldenrod Crab spider (not venomous ). They're ambush hunters so if you see them with a web, it means there's babies in it and the mama will be close by protecting them. Which likely explains why she's got her front legs up, saying 'Come at me, bro'
*Accurate representation of me* I feel like this basically all the time. I'm precariously balancing on the edge...of exhaustion...of my sanity...of selfishness and selflessness. Am I making the right choices? Are those choices made for the right reasons? I never really get a chance to answer those questions because, eventually, the wind carries me to exactly where I'm supposed to be... which is probably balancing on the next ledge.
Because #waterfallwednesday One of the many unnamed falls that eventually flow into Spada Lake
The morning is cold and quiet. The sounds of wooden planks creaking with each step is slowly being replaced by a thunderous roar of water cascading over a 268 foot drop. Delicate tendrils of mist are a stark contrast to the chaos of free falling water that conceals a different type of powerhouse. In 1899, the first completely underground hydroelectric power plant ever built in the world was switched on, spawning a new generation of innovation and providing a foundation for the community built there today
In the remote Foss River valley off the Skykomish River, the railroad winds its way uphill, trading one hillside for another on its crawl to the tunnel under Stevens Pass. The structure supporting the railroad has just celebrated its 110th year of service. Its frame, deck and latticework were the products of the great Carnegie Steel Co of Pittsburgh, PA. Steel rolled and pinned were based on exact drawings, measurements and specifications. They were then shipped in pieces cross country to be erected on a lonely mountainside in the Cascades. I wonder if those bridge engineers ever envisioned their structure would be standing strong over a century later. - @robertwscottphotography
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein ************************************** Something a little different than what I typically share. This is a composite of two different photos that I blended together. I've always admired the work by @danielgreenwoodphotography and this is inspired by his art. Definitely check him out if you aren't already following him!
Stretching more than a thousand feet above the Cascade town of Index, the aptly named Index Town Wall is slumbering in as winter has a tight grasp on it's rugged sheer face. The foreboding cliffs will soon relent with the coming spring when climbers will replace the ice and snow as mountaineering season begins
In case you don't have any windows, it snowed! What I'm actually doing though is trying to figure out why my camera isn't focusing properly. So I hung out of my window to practice on these little guys and I think my focus points are off. I guess I know what I'll be doing today. Enjoy your snow day Western Washington!
Oh look! Another cliche PNW moody photo! This time of year is tough. It's cold and rainy and just kinda blah...I am not a cold weather kinda gal, I'm all about that sunshine (I know, I know, I'm in the wrong state ). BUT...I am a sucker for low clouds filtering through the trees, I could watch that dance for hours. And that's not something you get when sunny and hot. So I'll try to keep that in mind while I patiently wait for summer to return