The Finale

10Sep11

Day Ten
The last day had come. I was sad but tired too and ready to come home. In the morning we went to Salt Creek tidal area at low tide. Walking on the slippery and jagged rocks was an interesting experience. The starfish, urchins and anemones took the day off from posing and the glare from the sun did not help. I focused on enjoying the moment and keeping my balance instead of taking pictures. Back through Port Angeles we walked along the waterfront where Strait of Juan de Fuca separates the US from Canada and we could see the Canadian Mountains in the distance. We stopped at a lumber facility where they were removing the bark from the trunks and tagging them before putting them in gigantic piles. We were surprised to see how much logging there was along some of the roads and we passed several spots during the trip where trees had been replanted. On the way out I wanted to go to a different lavender farm to take a few last shots and buy some lavender gifts. After getting lost, we found it but it was closed so we went back to the farm we had been to on the way in. Along our way back to the Seattle area we found a great old barn in a field with hay bales. The find was a nice way to end the photography portion of the trip before an early flight home the next day. I had been looking forward to this trip for a long time and I must say that Washington had really delivered. I found the variety in the landscape to be absolutely miraculous!

'Fixer Upper' © Denise Bush

'Big & Little' © Denise Bush

'Lotta Lumber' © Denise Bush

'Tagged Trees' © Denise Bush

'Lavender Shack' © Denise Bush

Poppies in Lavender Field' © Denise Bush

'Hay Barn' © Denise Bush



8 Responses to “The Finale”

  1. Finally… I enjoyed the ride!!! B/W boat…texture and mood great. I feel purple coming up as a topic…. your Lavender shot is perfect. 🙂

  2. 2 Joanna Patterson

    Wonderful pictures, Denise, as always. What a great variety of subjects, colors and textures from the beginning of your trip to the end. I have really enjoyed viewing all of them even though I have not taken the time to post comments each day.
    Thanks for taking the time to share your favorites.
    Joanna

  3. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for posting a photo-blog diary of your trip. I was envious the entire trip, but happy for you’re being able to capture some great images.

  4. 4 Linda Kamholz

    Wow, what a marathon trip you had, Denise. As you said it’s such an interesting and varied part of the country. Thanks for sharing your beautiful images and descriptive text.

    ~Linda

  5. Thanks for looking and sharing your comments!

  6. Great trip; I’m finally reading the text of the whole trip instead of just looking at the pictures. Lotta Lumber is my fave. You got some nice lavender farm images. I was in the area in 06, but was not satisfied with any of my lavender photos. Actually, I was still shooting with a Coolpix 5700 at the time; maybe a good excuse?

  7. That photo with the chair and the poppies is magic!

    • 8 denisebushphoto

      Thank you so much for the comment and signing up to follow my photo blog.


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