Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
(Photos by D. Grant Haynes) (Click on images to enlarge.)
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I set out in earnest this afternoon to walk down to the beach and photograph kites, tourists, corn dog stands, and rows of actively used portable toilets--the usual human stuff.
But along the way, my attention was arrested by something much more interesting and appealing and I never made it to the beach.
I saw the quiet and timid visage of a young mule deer watching me from a brushy field not 100 yards away.
While all the tourists streamed to the beach, I detoured past a small stand of pines and into an open space where I was fortunate to view three mule deer for half an hour or so. I believe I saw a doe with two fawns.
After the deer tired of entertaining me, I drove down Highway 101 toward Ilwaco, Washington, stopping at a local landmark called "Black Lake".
There, I saw gulls taking a break too from the kite festival and the noisy and restless Pacific Ocean. Black Lake is beautiful in its own quiet way.
D. Grant Haynes
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
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Friday, August 12, 2011
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Thursday, August 4, 2011
This view of Mt. Rainier (elevation 14,411 feet) was taken from White Pass on Highway 12 in Southwestern Washington on August 1, 2011. It is not too often that Rainier is out. Clouds cloak the dormant volcano more often than not. Mt. Rainier is considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Despite her potential for eruptive activity similar to Mt. St. Helens' in 1980, Rainier lends dramatic beauty to Washington State. (See Wikipedia article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rainier for more detail.)
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