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.