Monthly Archives: January 2015

What Remains

The remains of some sort of dock made for an interesting subject when I was photographing Picnic Point in Edmonds, Washington last December. It was cold and I wasn’t feeling too well (I had some sort of stomach bug) but like the flu-ridden Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA finals I toughed it out until the sun set to make the shot.

“When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan” – Proverbs 29:2

What Remains

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Edith Creek

Here’s one of Edith Creek I took during our snowshoeing trip last weekend up at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park. There’s a bridge you can take to cross over the creek (it’s just to the right of where I was standing for this photo) maybe about 25 yards before it becomes Myrtle Falls. Well, the bridge had a about 3 feet of snow on it with a small foot path cleared. My wife and I each had a kid on our back one of which was asleep. To cross the bridge we’d have to take off our snowshoes and make our way across the bridge without slipping and falling into the drink. I don’t think it was that difficult to cross but I’m usually pretty cautious when the little ones are around (especially if I’m carrying one) besides there was plenty to see without crossing the bridge. If you get up there and have second thoughts about crossing it we did find that if you hike farther up the creek you can easily cross on pretty wide snow bridge that goes over a narrow part of the creek.

“Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own” – Proverbs 26:17


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Making Tracks

We went for our first snowshoe of 2015 up at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday. It was such a nice day and really warm. Being 60 degrees out it felt like Spring rather than the middle of January. As we were driving up we were worried that there wouldn’t be enough snow to snowshoe but fortunately as we got closer to Paradise there was plenty of snow. We did about a 2-3 mile loop from a little turnout on the right before you get to the first parking lot where the old visitor’s center used to be, up passed the lodge, and then along the upper part of Myrtle Falls. I took the shot below on our way back. The creek that eventually becomes Myrtle Falls is on my left and the Tatoosh Mountain Range is in the distance.

“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man” – Proverbs 24:33-34

Making Tracks

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Field of Solitude

I was sitting in a field in Montana waiting for sunset by myself. I had everything framed up and so I was just waiting. It was cool just sitting there being still. There was so much going on with birds and bugs flying around (luckily there were no mosquitoes) that you wouldn’t catch unless you really stopped and listened. That’s probably one of my favorite things about photography. Sitting and just watching God’s amazing creation.

“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle” – Proverbs 23:4-5

Field of Solitude

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Lunenburg Watefront

If you ever head to Halifax, Canada try and check out Lunenburg. It’s about an hour drive from Halifax and well worth the trip. The whole area is very historic with some really cool architecture. If you do go there note that the Pictor Castle is a ship and not a castle. I was a little disappointed when I made it to the water where the castle was supposed to be and saw a ship named Pictor Castle. Besides that I thought it was a cool place.

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” – Proverbs 19:21

Lunenburg Waterfront

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Sunrise at Lydgate State Park

I was up bright and early almost everyday I was in Kauai last April. The nice thing about shooting sunrise in Kauai was that I could wear shorts and flip-flops and be the perfect temperature. One morning I stopped by Lydgate State Park. I pretty much had the place to myself except for one guy who was swimming laps in one of the rock enclosed ocean ponds and some chickens (if you haven’t been to Kauai there are wild chickens all over the place). I had a nice peaceful time exploring the area and when I got back to my car I smelled something funny. I checked my flip-flops and they seemed clean but then I looked on my calf and there it was, chicken poop! I must have flip-flopped it up my leg. Darn chickens got me. Although if that’s the Kauai version of Montezuma’s Revenge I’ll take it 🙂

“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” – Proverbs 19:11

Sunrise at Lydgate State Park

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Onward to Eagle Rock

I took this photo over the fall while in Wenatchee, Washington. A couple friends and I were hiking around Birch Mountain when we noticed a cool rock formation in the distance. None of us had been there before and there weren’t any marked trails so we had no idea how long it would take. Sometimes things look close but can take hours to get to. Luckily, we were able to navigate through the forest and after a short hike we made it to what I later learned is called Eagle Rock.

“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” – Psalm 18:10

Onward to Eagle Rock

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