A Photo Journey of Washington's Fall
Skyward Gazing 1
Washington is known for a lot of things, but when it comes to weather most people think "rain." The truth is, we do not accumulate as much rain as most people may think. We receive a lot of gray, drizzly days that results in a reputation of an overly damp climate. Washington does have a well-kept secret that hides in the shadows of New England's fall (see CoyoteOldStyle and Bill S.), our own version of breathtaking fall foliage.
October is a sensational time to visit the Pacific Northwest. After the fall equinox, a slight chill enters the air bringing cool mornings and bright, warm days. Frequently we experience stretches with unseasonably high temperatures often referred to as an Indian summer (summer highs occurring after the first frost.) By the end of the month, fall is peaking and we are about to head into our rainy season.
Following are a few photos I took of the beautiful foliage found in western Washington, a few of our many bird species, and one stray cat named Frank who was as much of a character as he looks. This area is forty-five minutes outside of Seattle to the East, along the Mountains to Sound Greenway. Once all the leaves drop, we are left with our towering Evergreens, which keeps Washington green all year round.
And, did I mention, we have the Pacific Ocean too?
Bright Fall 1
Snoqualmie River with Mt. Si as the Background
Bird Photo 1 (Finch)
Bright Fall 2
Bright Fall 3
Frank the Stray
Bright Fall 4
Bright Fall 5
Bird Photo 2
Skyward Gazing 2
Bright Fall 6
Bird Photo 3 (Red-Winged Blackbirds)
Bright Fall 7
Please come visit, we would love to meet you, whether you come in the fall or any other time of year! If you are an Open Salon member, please contact me before you visit, I would love to treat you to a cup of coffee at one of our locally owned coffee houses (or, if you like, Starbucks, as this is their home, too).
Photos Copyright © 2009 Kate Bishop. All Rights Reserved.