Winter In The Pacific Northwest

Our winters here in the Pacific Northwest are very mild, compared to the ones I grew up with in New England. Temperatures often hover in the forties, and skies are usually cloudy with drizzle, rain showers, or rain. Not seeing much of the sun for about 4-5 months a year can get tough, but today, a bald eagle flying into the yard pulled me out into the wet. I thought it landed in a massive fir tree, but as I ventured out to the back forty, and carefully walked around the tree, there was no sign of the raptor.

Eagles are a common sight this time of year, flying a few hundred feet up, occasionally circling as they look for their next meal. I captured this one yesterday, as it sat drying its wings.

eagle drying wings

Today didn’t yield any eagle photos, but because this is such a wet and shaded area, moss and lichen abound. Here’s a photo of one of my favorite fence posts. The barbed wired used to corral cows, when the field next door was used for grazing many years ago.

barbed wire post

Last week, driving home one day, I stopped at the shores of a nearby lake and was mesmerized by some clouds that were so low they touched the water.

fishing in fogwinter lake

Photography has always been and will always be one of my joys in life.

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About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a twice gifted 15 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager and going through a spontaneous Kundalini Awakening.
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12 Responses to Winter In The Pacific Northwest

  1. janonlife says:

    You have such a gift for photography. These images are beautiful.
    I’ve only see eagles from a great distance once or twice. The best we get here is the occasional buzzard, although red kites are common where my daughter lives in the Chiltern Hills. Incredible creatures.

  2. Wow, lovely images. I’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest. Someday.

  3. It’s lucky for us you’re into photography. Beautiful pictures. Bob

  4. Your joy is my joy. Love seeing your photos and reading your words. While I don’t get to WP much these days, I hope you know I think of you and your kiddo often. Gorgeous captures, Susan. Xoxo

  5. The Hook says:

    Your joy is a sight to behold.
    Thank you.

  6. bethanyk says:

    I would LOVE to have seen this. Gorgeous. Wonderful picture!!!!!

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