I was in Seattle for a workshop and decided to stay for the weekend so I could go out to the Olympic Peninsula and visit my advisor, Carla Ellis, for the weekend. What fun it was to see her and her new retirement home. It was a gray and even drizzly weekend, but I had fun taking some photos from a state park where we went for a stroll.
The Olympic Peninsula of Washington state is a magical place, which in its low slopes is much like a rainforest. Here, near Port Townsend, is a fantastically moss-green forest, quite a sensory experience coming from snowy NH. Above is a shot of the eery, mossy woods in the park. The peninsula gets a lot of rain and fog, so the woods are green year ‘round.
At right is a close-up of the bark of a madrona tree, which sheds its bark annually.
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