Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918
I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
I'm addicted! Can't stop using Topaz with my images. It is so intuitive and does so much! These images in the Topaz software gallery http://gallery.topazlabs.com/Photography/Gretchen-Thompson/10133649_CBu2f
The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad is a heritage railroad operating in Washington State. MRSR offers steam train excursions through the foothills of Mr. Rainier. http://www.mrsr.org/
Crossing the Cascades into Eastern Washington and Idaho you will find an irresistible tapistry of rolling hills with beautiful barns and rustic farm houses. Around Memorial Day it is totally green with wheat and patches of vivid canola, if you are lucky. In summer and autumn you will experience golden tones. The rolling hills are covered with snow in the winter months.
This is just off exit 221 from I-5 next to the freeway. Say hello to Tory. They also run the Skagit Valley Saturday Market in Conway. http://skagitvalleyfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/All the beautiful produce is grown locally.
Infestation 2009 is a hot rod show held at the XXX Rootbeer Drive-in... Issaquah, WA. http://www.triplexrootbeer.com/ This event was so much fun with Pin-Up Angels http://www.thepinupangels.com/, music from Wired, and last but not least, a great burger with XXX Root Beer. This show was huge with cars from everywhere. Amazing!
This group of photos was taken at night in the shop of the Last Resort Fire Department in Seattle, Washington.. Three photos were combined to form an artistic image with high dynamic range. You might enjoy looking at them in the slide show.
The Last Resort Fire Department is dedicated to collecting, preserving, restoring, and displaying antique fire fighting equipment. this is a terrific place to visit. http://www.lastresortfd.org/ Check out their web site!
Located near Eatonville, WA this historical museum provides hands-on experiences for the young at heart. http://www.pioneerfarmmuseum.org/
98 NE Gilman Blvd
Tones and hues change hourly as claystones differ with ever-changing light and moisture levels. http://www.nps.gov/joda/planyourvisit/painted_hills_unit.htm