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Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Beautiful NW!

Hi there cloud friends!  I hope this post finds you all well and happy.  Today I am taking you on a few trips around my area.  If you just read the blog for stitching, I will be back with lots of that to share soon.  Today, however, is all about Western Washington.

 In summer we have some very low tides.  This beach is about 30 minutes West of our house.  It is known for eagles that come here to feed when the tide is very low.  We saw 25 eagles at one time. What a thrill!

 
 We are now at the Sat. before the 4th.  It was our day to act as docents. 

 My DH is all ready for the visitors.  We give them a history of this lighthouse.  Some people ask lots of questions and some just come to look at the inside of a lighthouse.


 This is a view of Mt. Rainier from the window of the lighthouse.  It's about 70 miles away looking south.

 A beautiful day for people and dogs!

and planes too!!

 And taking visitors to Victoria, BC. The ship is called "The Clipper".

 Another day , another beach! This one is about 45 minutes south of home.  You get a great 30 minute walk through the woods to get to this beach. My DH and I are definitely water people! We love the mountains too but the water really pulls us.

 Mt. Rainier from the beach.  The mountain is really much closer here but it looks further away because I did not use the close up lens. It's about 40 miles from here.

Last but not least, a little visitor came to my garden!

Have a great week and thanks for joining me today.  I'll be back soon with lots of stitching!

24 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it when you show us the beach and the lighthouse. I have said it before, you live in a beautiful part of the world. xxxx

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  2. Your southern views are so pretty, and so like ours. I think I'd like to visit the lighthouse. Perhaps some day. We have our little grandsons with us and they want to 'go to the USA' so we may take a couple of days down on the Olympic Peninsula or Puget Sound area. A visit to a lighthouse is pretty exciting for boys that age, if they are at all like their father!

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  3. Thank you for the tour, you have some fantastic beaches close by and looking at the sky you also have the weather to enjoy your time on the beach. We are having another normal poor weather summer over here.

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  4. I bet seeing all of the Eagles is awesome!
    Love the pics of Mt. Rainier.
    Cute little froggie.
    Marilyn

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  5. Wonderful photos from the beach.
    I'm looking forward to your stitching.
    Greetings, Manuela

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  6. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh such gorgeous photographs.What a lovely part of our country you live in. That is a gorgeous daylily the little frog is resting on.

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  8. How incredibly beautiful! I am pulled to the water as well. I always say I would rather be on or in the water than anything else in the world! :) Our nearest large body of water is about 50 minutes away. And the lighthouse! Makes my heart sing! :) The eagles too! :) You live in such a beautiful part of the world, thank you for sharing!!

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  9. Super cool that you give tours! Love these pictures - I am also a water person!!

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  10. Great pictures, Barb! You're lucky you live near a beach. I'm landlocked but love the sea and beaches when I am able to be near some. Cute tiny frog!

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  11. Beautiful pictures! I'm about a four-hour drive from the east coast, and wish I lived much closer. I'm definitely a water person, too. Love the Eagles, and Mr. Rainier.

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  12. How exciting to be the custodian of a lighthouse! Katie AKA Jeremiah's Mom should come and visit you, they love lighthouses.

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  13. I love the beach too! Used to be the Pacific, now it is the Atlantic... still is water!! Did you see the Great Blue Heron in the first shot of eagles? In the middle, at the bottom of the shot? HA! Very nice pictures you shared... thanks!

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  14. One of my favorite aspects of blogging has been seeing different parts of the world, Barb, so thank you for sharing your photos of Washington State. Looks like a gorgeous area and one I hope to visit some day :)

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  15. Thanks for a glimpse into your area. Beautiful!

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  16. Jo sent me here to your blog. My mother LOVES lighthouses and we travel to visit them often. Love your photos. Beautiful pics indeed.

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  17. I always love to see pictures of your area. You are so lucky that you have the sea and the mountains where you live. And whenever I see pictures of Mount Rainier I want to go there to that wonderful National Park.

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  18. And it is so cool that you are the guides of that lighthouse. Lighthouses are just awesome and it's absolutely interesting to go up there and have a look around (well, at least for me).

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  19. You have such beautiful scenery where you live and it is always a treat to see pictures. All of those eagles must have been quite a sight. And what a majestic mountain! You really make me want to visit. : )

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  20. Enjoyed walking the outdoors with you! Such stunning scenery and your daylily is a stunner too!

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  21. Look at all those eagles!!
    We are truly blessed to be living in such a magnificent state! :)

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  22. I love the beach too!!I love living in Washington,doesn't get any better than that!

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  23. The frame looks great with the little houses. I do like that design and also the lovely blues in the BBD piece.

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