This weeks theme was centered composition. I wasn't feeling particularly inspired to pick up my camera this week, but I managed to at least grab this shot of my kiddo out at Woodard Bay. I promise this is not the only shirt he owns... he just seems to like this one. LOL.
Living in Western Washington we have access to an amazing trail system. Even in urban areas there are trails with the natural temperate rainforest preserved. We also happen to homeschool our son, and the trail system makes a wonderful living laboratory for nature walks, and studying flora and fauna of our region. My family and I feel incredibly lucky to live in a place with so much natural beauty to explore.
These photos are from a small portion of the Chehalis Western Trail. The trail was formerly a railroad route used by the logging industry. It stretches over 20 miles through Thurston county.
Please continue around the blog circle to see more from the other talented photographers in our group. Next up is Marion Diop in gorgeous Hawaii!
Ever since we moved to Washington, I have been fascinated with the way the ferns unroll in the spring. I've meant to photograph them, but hadn't gotten around to it until a few weeks ago. We went for a nice hike at Tolmie State Park in late April and I finally got my long awaited images.
Tolmie State Park sits right on Puget Sound, so we often walk down to the water when we are done hiking. The boys like to skip stones, and I managed to catch one mid-skip.
Thanks for looking!
Karen Buchanan is a hobbyist photographer in the Olympia, WA area.
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