Wiley Morning – Fir Island, Washington

7:00 on Fir Island, I had never been out to Wiley Slough on the south side of the Island, but I was in for a real treat.  It started out pretty foggy and very cold, it ended clear and still very cold.  The first image is just after the sun came up from behind Cultus Mountain.  There are actually a couple of duck hunters in the lower left side of the photo but way too dark to see them.

Seattle

I go to Seattle all the time and have always wanted to go up in the Columbia Tower (Thats the really tall one).  I finally did and got this great photo of south Seattle with the Smith Tower in the foreground and the stadiums in the back.

Mt Baker

We had nothing better to do on this fine Saturday in September. Why not head up highway 542 and see how far we can get up the snow.  We made it to the upper parking lot of the ski resort and hiked up to Artist point which still had ten feet of snow.  The image above is a panorama stitched together from nine photos.  The image below is what I first thought to be Picture Lake but later discovered it to be Highwood Lake. Oh well no big deal the lake and Mt Shuksan behind are going nowhere so we will return.   I got to ride my mountain bike down the rest of the highway from here.

Padilla Bay Bike Ride

Every night this week after work my wife and I would race out to Padilla Bay with our bikes and a picnic dinner to catch these amazing sunsets.  Usually we are lucky to get a night or two of ok sunsets, but for the whole week with the awesome colors.  The top image is a couple of heron on pilings neer the beginning of the trail.  The building is right around the corner.  The upper right is another heron with Fidalgo Island behind.  The lower left photo is my favorite of the bunch the colors are unreal.  The center image with the three pilings was just asking to be taken each time I rode by and this was the best moment for it.  The last one in the lower right was taken on the last night when I did not take my regular camera, it was taken with my crappy little cell phone, this is also why you cannot find it in the Photography section of my website.