July 26th, 2009
|07:19 pm - Four from Deception Pass|
This is the last batch of pictures.
I was really fascinated by the current of Deception Pass. It can reach several knots, and there were plenty of whirlpools and eddies throughout the channel that we could see. That's one the fascinating things about tides, to me: How different they are. At Edmonds ferry terminal, it came in quickly, each wave reaching a little higher than the previous, the water staying a little further up the shore between waves. At Rosario Beach, the tides were a gentle sigh. Every so often, the water would move and you'd notice the tide was higher. At Deception Pass, the tide was a torrent.
Deception Pass and Sailboat
Mt. Baker from Deception Pass
Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Julie spotted this, as she does with practically all the wildlife. This one even stuck around long enough for me to get a decent picture.
Millipede (Harpaphe haydeniana)
Thanks! I found them really fascinating as well -- I shot dozens of pictures. Hah!
|Date:||July 27th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)|| |
Snake? SNAKE? I'm never going there again...
It's such a cute little thing! Okay, not many people find snakes "cute." Sorry!
|Date:||July 27th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)|| |
I grew up in Africa. I saw a man die from a snakebite. As far as I am concerned there is no longer any such thing as a non-poisonous snake, after that. I am totally phobic about them. At Radcon this year some woman was in the dealers room with a real live python type snake draped around her neck, offering it to people to meet - I froze like a rabbit and had to be separated from even seeing the snake by a wall of friends who then ushered me out the other way so I wouldn't have to cross its path again.
I hate them. I fear them. They freak - me - out. ROYALLY.
My apologies for making light of the subject. I'll be careful to label and cut pictures of snakes in the future.
|Date:||July 27th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)|| |
BEAUTIFUL pictures, Luke! I especially love the currents one. I've heard they get very dangerous there. I've always been a fan of those too...the power and the visual beauty.
We missed you yesterday!
Aaawww, thanks. I've been in a bad mood since returning from the trip, and I don't think I'd have been good company yesterday. Julie told me all about the party, and it sounded like tasty fun, as all those parties are.
|Date:||July 27th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)|| |
I certainly understand cranky, as I was the day before. And yeah, no matter how much you like being around your friends, crankiness clouds all that. You know, I was very cranky when I left Anacortes to move back down here. Perhaps you have a case of the Leaving Anacortes Blues (LAB). Only time will cure that. Dog speed.
Now I'm thinking about Washington Park, how cool it is up there, and imagining taking MDog on one of those trails. Yep, I've just revved up my case of LAB.
|Date:||July 27th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)|| |
Hey, would you be willing to send me a higher resolution one of the currents one for my desktop? It's gorgeous, and sentimental for me.
Yes, great shots one and all. I'm going to send the snake one to Sharee, who *loves* snakes. As for me, I love the way Mt Baker is floating in the air in that shot. Beautiful.
Deception Pass and Sailboat rings my chimes.
Thank you for posting.
Fan*tastic. Deception Pass is one of my favorite places on the planet.
Thanks! We'll definitely go back when we can.