Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sunday Morning Walk

A favorite walk on the island is at Sunlight Beach, where a footpath on a raised causeway runs between a lagoon/mud flat/marsh and some meadows on the other side. It is a quiet and hidden pathway, somewhat overgrown with berries and grasses, a paradise for bird lovers. From the beginning of the trail, on a clear, sunny morning like today, you can see the Olympic mountain range to the west, and the tip of Mount Baker in the Cascade range to the East.

Here are a few photos from the walk this morning. The first shows the view across the Puget Sound to the Olympic Range.

Some of the marsh and farm land to the East of the trail.

The bark of a madrone tree.

A quiet country lane.

A great blue heron fishing in the lagoon.
This chicadee was feasting on anise, often hanging upside down by his feet while he gobbled up the seeds.

8 comments:

Sue Woo said...

Girl You are good! I love Great Blues. I have always wanted to come to Whidbey but it's reeely far from South Carolina. MAybe some day.... after I go to Galapagos... thanks for the post!

Cyndy Goldman said...

I love your photos! so tranquil and still. these images are relaxing me! ahhh - that gorgeous madrone bark! another encaustic inspiration *smile* catching that chickadee upside down is adorable! i can see that taking a walk with you would be very fun! where's Zuma?

Cyndy Goldman said...

I scrolled down and there was Zuma on the beach!

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Sigrid - those photos are wonderful. Such a peaceful place. I especially liked that country lane. Makes me want to live there.

robin andrea said...

I love seeing the Olympics from Whidbey. What a gorgeous day you had there. We're having cloudy fog here this morning. No complaints. Love it cool.

MaryND said...

Serene and so beautiful. Thank you.

Dotty Stripes said...

mmmm that madrone bark is fantastic encaustic painting inspiration! Thanks for all that beeeyoutee!

TDharma said...

i've been missing out this week...you've been bloggin' yer heart out. i love the country lane photo; very evocative.