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River Walk – Sticky Textures

I’m fascinated by textures, and this backlit holly caught my eye. Holly leaves are so unique, but usually their dark waxy leaves don’t have enough contrast to appreciate their thorny edges so clearly. The sticks from the branches of the … Continue reading

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River Walk – Long Shadows

Although the sun was shining brightly in the sky, the surrounding mountains set much of the valley into shadow. Just after 3pm, the precious orb was on its way to the horizon and would soon plunge me into a long … Continue reading

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River Walk – Trees in Every Direction

Washington is called the Evergreen State, and along the river pathway trees abound. Some are 40 – 60 feet (12-18 meters) tall, or so, and they tower around me as I walk. The tightly wooded section of the path from … Continue reading

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River Walk – Playful Pups

Quite often along the river walk I encounter dogs out for a jaunt with their people. I love dogs and don’t have one of my own. The best thing about seeing them along the way is they’re generally excited to … Continue reading

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River Walk – Rays of Yesterday

North Bend, WA, nearby this riverside pathway, gets about 63 inches of rain a year. I think a good portion of them fell on the day before this walk. The outdoors were even fresher and more extraordinary for it. The … Continue reading

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River Walk – Breakthrough

The first view of the lake, as I broke out from the tunnel of fencing, took my breath away. Mt. Washington was glorious and doubly beautiful in reflection. Of course, it was the abstract view that absorbed me longest, and … Continue reading

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