The smoke that blew in overnight made the sunlight diffuse with a slight golden cast.
Air quality is pretty poor here, so it’s not good to be outside right now, but I have to walk the dogs and the light was pretty on the flowers along our path this morning.
My heart really goes out to everyone who is closer to the wild fires. In Seattle the air is bad: itchy eyes, congestion and scratchy throat bad (at least for me). It reminds me of being in China. We seem to get a stretch of this every year of late.
No idea what type of flower this is. For some reason this patch of flowers caught my eye when I was out walking the dogs a couple of days ago. The the bright fall colors combined with the variety of textures and the different stages from a bud to seed heads all at the same time.
Even though we went around the same dates in 2015 as we did in 2014 the mountain was different. Things were very dry and there was smoke from nearby wild fires. These gave a more autumnal feel to the views, but it was a good deal hotter during the day.
I am supposed to be at Mount Rainier right now, on our annual trip. But it got canceled. Every year is different, depending on when the snow melts, how warm the summer is and how much rainfall, you can have totally different flowers blooming.
These are from the year 2014. It was a cool, misty week and the lupines were amazing.
Spent the last few days on a no-pause road trip speeding along I-5. My dad was seeming to express his anxiety by trying to outrun every car on the road. I tried to take some photos out the window. These are from Oregon taken whizzing along Interstate 5.