Sunday, October 25, 2015

More from Olympic National Park

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This was our 2nd full day in Washington state, it was a long day driving to two beaches and a visit to the Hoh Rainforest. All of these places are considered part of the Olympic National Park.


The tall trees that border Rialto beach, some look ready for the waves to come and claim them.


The first beach we stopped at is called Rialto Beach, the driftwood was actually whole trees washed up on the beach. Some of the roots were taller than we were when we stood next to them. I am pretty sure the birds flying over were the Snow Geese, a closer look at my photo you can see they were white with black edges on the wing tips. It was a cloudy day but only a little drizzle, it did not stop us from doing what we planned.







The beach at Rialto is made of stones and lots of washed up trees and driftwood.


Above are some scenes from the second beach called Ruby Beach, this beach was my favorite. I love the seastacks, the forest, and the ocean. Bird sightings included the Savannah Sparrow, various gulls like the California Gull, Cormorants and Brown Pelicans and the Bald Eagle.



A pretty Savannah Sparrow kept me company while hubby walked further down the beach.



Seastacks, driftwood and stone sculptures and cliff with the pine and fir trees all pretty scenes from Ruby Beach.


Above the cliffs with some caves, a seastack with Cormorants and Pelicans, an Eagle on the beach, seastack with trees and driftwood roots that look like a sculpture. I hope you enjoyed our visit to the Olympic National Park beaches.


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106 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

Both the places looks beautiful. You have brought the visualization of the places for me by sitting in my house. Have a nice time!

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures as always!!

The Yum List said...

Those trees look like they have many stories to tell.

Nancy J said...

Beautiful, every one, but my favourite, the wee bird close up. And those logs, imagine the huge seas that wash them there.

Amy Franks said...

absolutely gorgeous shots, that's my type of scenery, what a coastline :-)

jandi said...

What a beautiful + mystical place! Incredible! I would LOVE to visit! And what a sweet little sparrow! Have a beautiful week!

Sue said...

Good Morning, Eileen
Your lovely photos brought back great memories of visiting there many years ago.
Such a wild and beautiful coast. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a nice week ahead.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Truly fascinating, inspiring, beautiful images, Eileen! The sparrow photo is excellent and the polished stones look lovely.
Have a great week ahead!

Stewart M said...

Nice shots - I remember all the fall trees on the beach. We stayed a few days in Forks!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Atmosphere plus... a sense of the prehistoric... YAM xx

Rajesh said...

Great views from the National Park.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very beautiful photos! I liked very much the Savannah sparrow :)

Have a nice new week!

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen!
Beautiful! Natural power is stunning.The Savannah sparrow is very pretty.

Have a nice week!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

All so pretty....but that one image of Ruby Beach stands out for me.

Gayle said...

Now that is some driftwood----beautiful.

The Furry Gnome said...

Love those beach shots!

EG CameraGirl said...

The driftwood is so beautiful!

Sandra said...

these dead trees are totally awesome and we have a beach with the same dead trees, but the first photo here, those are different types. i love that first shot

Nancy Chan said...

Olympic National Park is a great place for photographer. Your photos are beautiful! I am sure the drift wood would make some gardens very beautiful.

Rebecca said...

This park has a very desolate look to it.

Linda said...

A lovely place, Eileen, and your photos are enchanting! Just beautiful! What a sweet little Savannah sparrow! It looks as if he was posing for your photo shoot. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

wow

so much on this beautiful Earth to take our breath away.

I wish I'd been there with ya!!

Linda Kay said...

Very interesting pictures along the beach. The trees look so stark and gray. Love the driftwood.

b.."E"..th said...

very cool! such cool grey pics, love that area so much! ( ;

Kim ,USA said...

Beautiful!

Kim,USA

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That sparrow is pretty.

The beaches are all intriguing. Not the kind that you want to lay on and catch a few rays.

Sylvia said...

Eileen, I love your photos especially the bird one and I like your mosaic layout with the larger one with several small ones. Sylvia.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot of the Olympic Peninsula. We love it too.
Enjoy the new week
MB

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantástico este belo Olympic National Park.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Lorrie said...

From my bedroom window I can see the Olympic Peninsula Mountains across the Strait. I've thought it would be a fun place to explore and your photos convince me even more. Gorgeous wild shots. Enjoy your trip!

Gillena Cox said...

Eileeen i enjoyed your lovely photos and thanks for visiting my blog today

much love...

NC Sue said...

Great shots... and an adorable shot of that litte sparrow!
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-visit-to-madame-tussauds.html

Life Images by Jill said...

it looks cold out there, but thanks for the tour Eileen, and the map so I can get my bearings. Happy travels. I am reading the book "Wild" at the moment.

Marie C said...

Amazing driftwood and seastacks! Beautiful misty views! Great photos, Eileen!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow Eileen! What an amazing place ....thanks for sharing this.

Happy Monday!
Ruby

Ana Freire said...

Amazing photos, Eileen!!! With the trees and the driftwood roots... on the beaches...
Oh, and I loved that one, with the sparrow... so cute!!!!
Another great sequence of images!
Have a nice week ahead! Kisses...
Ana

Mary Hone said...

Very cool. I saw my first beach with trees on it yesterday. So different than what I have seen in the past.

Teresa Sjönberg said...

Your pictures looks wonderful again Eileen! You can make amazing posters from these foggy pictures. Have nice week!

Lea said...

Very interesting!
Have a wonderful week!
Lea

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of beautiful surroundings.
I love the Savannah sparrow.
Best regards, Irma

Karen said...

A great post! Love all that driftwood.

Indrani said...

Wonderful collages you make Eileen. The captures are too good.

Missy George said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen..Love anything with sand and sea..Wonderful first picture..Enjoy your week!!

Cathy Keller said...

Really beautiful photos. What an interesting place to have an adventure! Have a grand week!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos, a very pretty Savannah Sparrow and all that driftwood is lovely. Happy week to you Eileen.

Linda W. said...

Some of my favorite ocean beaches in ONP! Glad you got up our way - and you got some friendly birds to pose for you too. :)

genie said...

These pictures bring back the wonderful trip my son took us on out there. I remember all the drift wood and the size of it. We stayed in the cutest little cabin on the water. What a treat. Your photos are just beautiful and portray the area perfectly.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always, Eileen!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Hope you have a great new week!!

Phil Slade said...

What a wonderful looking place that is Eileen. It looks rather wild and wonderful but perhaps because of the day you encountered? I'm sure there would be lots of folk there on a sunny day? The Savannah Sparrow picture is brill - how did you get that?

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oooo... these are gorgeous ocean beach photos. Love the wildness of them. Especially enjoyed the little savannah sparrow on the rocks.

Coming to you via Mosaic Monday. Thanks for a lovely visit.

Brenda

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Love the stark beauty of the place!

Fun60 said...

Driftwood seems such an inadequate word to describe those giant trees. The weather has given another mystical dimension to your photos.

TexWisGirl said...

the driftwood and trees make for some eerie scenes in the mist. :)

carol l mckenna said...

Love the little bird that kept you company ~ Great shots as always and wonderful to see similar drift wood that I photographed in GA ~

Wishing you a happy week,
artmusedog and carol

colleen said...

There's a beautiful quality to foggy gray. Love that warm blooded peep of a bird i the mix.

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice !

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have been to La Push before and absolutely loved it. I still remember it as one of my very favorite places. The fog and mist make your photos look so wonderful.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I know a few competitive floral arrangers that would love to pick through the driftwood Eileen. One gal brought a piece back from Vancouver in her suitcase that she found on the beach.

Happyone said...

Wow what an interesting place with all the driftwood. Beautiful.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh this is a beautiful place....I love all the wood carved by nature.

Photo Cache said...

The landscape is mysterious. I have yet to see this part of the coast.

Worth a Thousand Words

Michelle said...

Really beautiful scenery. I haven't been to this part of the states.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Incredible how large those tree stumps were on the beach! I really enjoyed your trip through the "eyes" of your camera, and it was nice seeing the map of the places you visited too! Lovely collages captured the very mood and essence of your trip, and the sweet little sparrow to keep you company was so wonderful... a lovely post enjoyed :)

Country Gal said...

I like drift woods ! Wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing . have a good day !

Al said...

What a beautiful place - I really need to visit the Washington sea one day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like seeing the map and knowing where you were. What a beautiful place to visit and take photos. I love that black and white look of the mist too! Hugs!

Andrea said...

Another set of marvelous sceneries. I want to bring that piece of driftwood home, and attach some of my epiphytes, lol.

Birgitta said...

Many great photos here! Have a nice week!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous captures!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like such a wild and unusual place, Eileen. It is almost as if you were on a different planet. What a wonderful adventure this must have been!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that nature is wild. I love everything about it. Thanks for the map showing me the location.

You also found a little sparrow among all things scattered on the beach :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Love all the driftwood shots as well as that lovely cloe up of the Sparrow.

The happy wanderer. said...

I do like that Sparrow photo, Eileen. You certainly managed to capture the atmosphere on one of the duller days in a beautiful area.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, o ângulo foi perfeito para captar, as imagens das velhas árvores ficaram maravilhosas.
AG

Lynne said...

Wonderful trips you take us on . . .
Such great photos!

ladyfi said...

Those trees are mysterious and the driftwood just lovely!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful wild landscape.

Latane Barton said...

Those are some stunning but very stark pictures. Just beautiful.

Uppal said...

All your pictures look so real.The lively beach,the logs with their weird shapes,the delicate sparrow and the rest of the natural phenomenon look so gorgeous!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The Savannah Sparrow is very cute. I like your Ruby beach photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

Hilde said...

Gorgeous! A really special NP!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful panoramas, they are excellent.

Debby Ray said...

What absolutely fantastic photos! Wow...the trees in that first one are something else...and the driftwood are pieces of art!

fredamans said...

Those trees speak volumes with an incredible story.

Lowcarb team member said...

What tall trees, and the driftwood is amazing - such sculpture and shapes.
Just love the Savannah Sparrow.

Hope your week is going well.

All the best Jan

Chris Rohrer said...

It's magic land. Very mystical looking landscape with some lovely bird finds as well. I hope I get a chance to go there one day. Enjoy your week!

Captured By Jade said...

A great set of pictures, the driftwood in particular looks amazing. You've captured the detail and texture so well!

Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous and mystical photos of this wonderful place, the birds and the wood. Fantastic !
Best regards, Synnöve

Adam Jones said...

The Sparrow is very pretty.

Silver Parrot said...

Wow...amazing location. Love the driftwood on the beach and that cute little sparrow!

Mary Cromer said...

The Sea stacks and Haystacks and monoliths of the Northwester Coastline reminds me of my early childhood up there. You mentioned Rilato Beach and we were not supposed to be able to walk on most of the beaches since the Government Shutdown was going on, yet some kind people allowed us a bit of a glimpse. Not sure if we walked this beach, or not. All of your images make me happy though~

Powell River Books said...

Driftwood is natural art. We live on a logging lake and there's lots of driftwood on the shores when the water level is low. I love to go find interesting ones to put on my cabin deck. The plan ones become firewood to keep us warm in winter. - Margy

Joyful said...

Beautiful scenes. I love being on a beach that is totally exposed to the elements: wind, rain and surf.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas,adorei as árvores! bjs, lindo dia! chica

Tom said...

Great driftwood and rock formations.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
Visiting my daughter in Oklahoma so behind in my visits.
Sitting here today and enjoying these intriguing, magical and mysterious photos. So powerful knowing all of this was created from the elements.
Thank you for sharing,
Jemma

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It looks wild and wonderful there! Your photos are beautiful, Eileen. I really loved seeing the sweet little sparrow, too.

Helma said...

Just beautiful.
This is not only extraordinary but also really very nice!
So often do not see this and therefore I am pleased that you share this :-)

Linda said...

Dramatic scenes! Great birds as usual!

Betty Manousos said...

such beautiful locations! great rock formations too. thanks for taking us along with you.

big hugs!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! I love the seastacks and the driftwood.

Giga said...

The sea takes, but it captures what it took. Giant trees and roots incredible look on the beach. Regards.

Rose said...

I really did enjoy this visit...I love all that driftwood. And that last one that looks like a sculpture is really awesome. I wish I had it in my yard.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You captured the other-worldliness of this Park /Beach just beautifully.

Wen Sylvestre said...

Wow, what a magical place! Your photos are beautiful and I loved reading your story, Eileen. The birds and the amazing sea stacks. The giant trees washed ashore. The stone sculptures. Beautiful blog post! Right up my alley :) Coming over from Nature Notes and wishing you a beautiful day

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my.. My late Mother would have loved all the driftwood...she would collect, sand and oil and use it as art... Wonderful place and cute bird Eileen..Michelle