Mildred over at Nalley Valley was tagged to go to her fifth file folder and choose the fifth photo and post it and tell something about the photo. I decided I'd play along. Play along if you would like to too.
Well... in the fifth folder there were only four photos, so I decided to try the fifth folder in my email folder :-)
The file folder is one from our long trip last year. This photo was taken at Cape Flattery in Washington State which is the most northwestern point in the contiguous states and is the home of the Makah Nation. It was named in 1778 by Captain James Cook for the point of land that “flattered us with the hopes of finding a harbor.”
The trail consist of boardwalk, stone and gravel steps. It was not the easiest trail (more so on the hike back to the parking lot) for this lady with a bad knee and asthma and hubby with a bad achilles tendon, but we did very well just taking our time.... I'm saying that if we can make the walk then you probably can too :-) It is a pleasant walk through a beautiful forest. As you get closer to the end of the trail there are views such as the one above. There was a harbor seal swimming there just before I took the picture :-( The water is so clear and beautiful.
Okay... I have to add more photos :-)
At the end of the trail is an observation deck. There was a young lady sitting there and she answered our questions. She had a telescope set up and we could see Cape Flattery Lighthouse located on Tatoosh Island. The first picture is with my regular camera lens with no zoom and the second picture is with my long 300mm lens and zoomed in.
This photo is of a Juvenile Bald Eagle.
Sometimes I wish for a better lens.... or one that will focus closer to the subject matter and I would not have to crop the image. I know such a lens I would not be able to carry... it would be one like you see the paparazzi carrying :-)
If you can make a trip up the Oregon Coast to Washington State do so. It has to be the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen.
I awakened this morning feeling a bit sad. Nine years ago today Daddy passed away. The first thoughts of the day was the day he passed away. My Daddy died of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He also had a heart problem and they couldn't really treat one because of the other. It was hard watching my Daddy die. He lived for 79 years and he and Mama had over 54 years together.
Posting these pictures today lifted my spirits. Nature does that to me.
Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. -- Alfred Billings Street