Even under cloudy skies, the petals are vibrant.
Snow geese head to the bay from the potato fields of Skagit Valley.
They come like waves of ribbons across the sky. Rows of wings. Shape-shifting in flight. Forming first circles then lines then arches. A mesmerizing choreography only they can do. Instinctive. Fleeting. Inspiring.
Frigid morning temps are easier to take when you awake to this view.
Every November, thousands of these birds migrate to Skagit Valley from Alaska and Siberia They feed on the fields and float in the bay until Spring.
This heron is right at home with the blue-grey pallet.
In 2009, this mighty oak was plagued with fungus and rotting branches. A group of concerned seniors rallied to save it and today it stands as you see it here. A vibrant example of the renewal of nature and the power of caring. La Conner school grounds. Washington.
80,00 acres of color, contrast, texture, drama and harmony. A bountiful land indeed.
Skagit River is the largest and most biologically important river draining into the Puget Sound. Starting in Canada, the river and its tributaries drain an area of 1.7 Million acres. It supports one of the largest bald eagle populations in the US, every native species of salmon, two species of trout and thousands of snow geese and trumpeter…