To the weekend sky.
This was taken yesterday at Fern Cove Nature Preserve on Vashon Island in Puget Sound. A typical forest for the shores of the Puget Sound: mostly the brighter green trees are alder with a few big leaf maples. The evergreens are a mix of Douglas fir, hemlock and western red cedar.
These trees help to keep us cool. One of the factors heating up our area is cutting down the forest and replacing it with grass and pavement. When I was a child (a long time ago) we never saw temps in the 90s (degrees Fahrenheit), let alone days over 100.
Back at sea level…or just one tree up from it.
It’s been crazy hot here. But the water is cold, and wading at sunset makes you feel like the world isn’t so bad…
I played with using some of the effects available in the GIMP and the G’mic plug in for it (I think you can use G’mic as a plug-in for other programs as well).
For Wordless Wednesday.
Fern Cove Preserve on Vashon Island in Puget Sound. For Jez’s Water Water Everywhere.
Another square from yesterday. Bright sunlight peeking through dark clouds.
Do you see him in the header image? For Becky of Winchester’s Bright Squares and Wordless Wednesday.
Peek-a-boo view of the sun setting over Colvos Passage on Puget Sound and the Kitsap Peninsula.