You’ve heard of tree huggers . . . how about hugging trees? These two spotted on the Pavey Loop ~
I took this picture on my way to Islandale; by my return, they were both still floating but now in very shallow water way up on the beach — and I just escaped having to take off my shoes and wade around that one rocky outcropping. Amazing how far the tide can rise in an hour!
My almost favorite broken down vehicle on Lopez (#1 would have to be “Old Yeller”; must get a picture of that soon!).
. . . settling into the guise of found art: framed by a tree trunk, fringed with sword-fern, and dappled with stones, two spherical solids, one orange and one blue, next to a green trapezoidal metallic-mesh object, all arranged by . . . “Anonymous”!
One of those days when the clouds didn’t burn off until around 6 in the evening: the perfect time to head out for a few groceries–and take the long way home!
The project of getting this last car on the ferry made for suspenseful viewing this afternoon; the ferry had to nudge out a bit in order for the car to get free of that flexible end of the ramp. Below, the crew waits while another person goes to fetch an extra length of rope to pull that netting together; it’s stretched around the blue car, so the two ends don’t reach:
Having traveled to Anacortes first by train from Portland to Seattle, then by Amtrak bus from Seattle to Mount Vernon, and then by car from Mount Vernon, I was in the ferry line in plenty of time to go for a walk . . . right into this “kodak moment”:
Big picture day!
Portland is a city awash in beautiful fountains; of the ones I’ve seen, my favorite is the Ira Keller Fountain (see a photo of it here), whose shapes remind me of northwest mountain ranges. On a smaller scale, this humble four-spout drinking fountain, across the street from massive Ira Keller, has charms of its own.