Wobbly knees, anyone?
At one spectacular moment, two bald eagles soared right over our heads mid-way across the bridge. What a thrill! The nearby Upper Skagit River Valley has one of the largest populations of wintering bald eagles in the continental U.S.
Travel+Leisure lists the Deception Pass bridge as one of the scariest in the world.
It is certainly also one of the most beautiful.
Deception Pass State Park has 35 miles of trails with almost 15 miles of saltwater shoreline.
It was a most excellent day, which I recommend to anyone visiting Washington.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
It felt more magical than a tiny fairy door because the potential was enormous, as big as the universe.
Or maybe my subconscious was remembering how I felt long time back reading the final lines of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass: "So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky."
I've always thought that is one of the most brilliant ends to a novel ever.
Different day. Different sky. No openings except those one makes.
steady lap of waves,
cacophony of crows
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Surprise, surprise. While hiking in a wooded park by Puget Sound, we came across a happy face drawn on this mossy tree stump. The beautiful scenery and fresh air already had me smiling, but this made me smile even wider.
Despite all the bad news in the world, life on this incredible planet can be mighty fine.
Another day, walking along a huge lake I wrote a haiku (the birds were too speedy for a photograph)
warm March on the lake,
'whoosh' of coots make a rooster
tail of white water