Monday, July 30, 2007

This is beautiful down town Leavenworth, they have done a very nice job of creating the feel of a Bavarian village. There are a lot of unique shops and the town always has something going on, even in the winter. Leavenworth is a year round destination.

As you can see from this picture there is even a Starbuck's it just doesn't get any better than this.

There are flower baskets on every building and flower beds all over town which allows for unlimited macro opportunity's.

Sunday, July 29, 2007


We were having our asphalt driveway coated this weekend and could not drive on it for 24 hours, so we went on a little trip to Leavenworth Washington, it is about 200 miles from Spokane and well worth the drive. This week I will be posting shots from our trip. Ranger went with us and a good time was had by all .

This is where we stayed not fancy but a beautiful setting and with in walking distance from town, inexpensive, and ran by very nice people, and dog friendly, which Ranger thinks is a definite plus.

This is the cabin we stayed in .

This is the Wenatchee river from our cabin, through our deck railing.
This is again the Wenatchee river taken from the bridge going into town, our cabin is a bit past the dead tree on the right side.

This shot is looking across the bridge from the river shot you can see the railling at the bottom of the picture.

This is a little ways past the bridge as Ranger and I were walking into town. The mountain you see here is on the other side of town, where highway 2 starts to go up to Stevens pass.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

This is a Giant Root Borer beetle, we have them around our house every July and August, they get about three inches long.When they fly they sound like a small air plane, The pictures were taken in the morning and this beetle was being very cooperative.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More Nine Mile

This thistle was a very popular spot for the bees, and Quite a contrast of the beauty of the flower and the harshness of the plant

Monday, July 23, 2007

Nine Mile

This is the Spokane river above the Nine Mile dam. You can see the top of the dam at the bottom center of the bare hill side. This is a beautiful area even when it is 90 plus degrees as it was Sunday. Ranger and I hiked to Deep Creek Canyon which is only a two mile round trip and a lot of fun.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

mom and babys

We went on a motorcycle trip in July, and went over the North Cascade highway which is Washington's highway 20. This is on the Methow river near Winthrop Washington .

Saturday, July 21, 2007

blue flower

I am not sure what kind of flower this is I just though it was interesting. I really love the world of macro photography it lets you see the intricacy of things that you might other wise pass by and not take the time to enjoy.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Full view of the moth


This is on of my first macro shots using my new Cannon Powershot S5

Thursday, July 19, 2007

This is Ranger my hiking buddy

Last summer on MT Spokane

Sun rise Spokane

Sunrise over Mount Spokane about 5:30 AM.