Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Nat'l Park

I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week. They are all fun memes to participate in. I hope you can join in with the fun and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes.

Sharing our visit to the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Nat'l park. After leaving the beaches the sky cleared up as we headed inland to the Hoh Rainforest and river.


 The Hoh River was formed thousands of years ago by glaciers. Look at the blue color of the river, just gorgeous.


I just missed getting a shot of an American Dipper here at the river. It did not stay still for long.


There are some tall Western Hemlocks, Sitka Spruce, Douglas fir trees and lots of moss and ferns in the Hoh Rainforest. Some of the trees in the Hoh Rainforest can grow up to 312 feet tall and 23 feet in diameter.



These trees growing in a row are growing from a fallen tree called a nurse log, providing water and nutrients as they decay.


Some of the fall colors on the Spruce Trail in the Hoh Rainforest. Some of the trees are the big leaf maples.


The fall colors were beautiful along with all the green ferns and moss on the trail.


Some of the ducks (mallards and merganser) seen near the Hoh Visitor center.

I hope you enjoyed this short visit to the Hoh Rainforest. As always I appreciate your visits and nice comments. Thank you! Have  a happy day and new week ahead!

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Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

104 comments:

Linda W. said...

So that's what the Hoh rainforest looks like when it isn't raining! :) Fabulous fall colors.

The happy wanderer. said...

You have some lovely images there, Eileen. It looks as if you had quite varied weather in Olympic National Park.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful pictures of this beautiful nature.
Great to see.

Many greetings,
Marco

Margaret Adamson said...

This a very beautiful to take a wander and the colour are awesome. Love the colour of the water, so clear and the huge trees stratching up to heaven. All your collages are brilliantly put together. Have a great week ahead.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh lucky you...this is a spot I have longed to visit...and your pictures show I was right...heaven on earth.

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful photos
Have a nice week ahead.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

So beautiful there...it's a gray and misty morning here and what a contrast to see those lovely deep blues in the first shots. That fallen tree looks as if it's made a gate :)

September Violets said...

You had a gorgeous day to visit the rainforest! Beautiful shots Eileen. Love those enormous trees and the forest floor of ferns. I visited a rainforest on Vancouver Is. once, and it was just amazing with so much moss and everything dripping in wet.
Wendy

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the rain-forest. Nature at its best.

Crissi said...

Beautiful pictures of nature!
Happy week Eileen
Hug Crissi

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a gorgeous place, Eileen! I have never been to a rainforest. With all those conifers, where there balsamic smells in the air? Wonderful, big trees and beautiful ferns. Thank you for sharing!
Have a lovely new week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You know I LOVE trees (and color), so you know I was in heaven...

ak-ut said...

great place and wonderful shots - happy week :-)

Sandra said...

the trees the trees I love the trees. all of them. wow. and that water is gorgeous... blue skies, trees and water, nothing could be better

Laura. M said...

Beautiful autumn Eileen. always comes with great gifts ;)
I love that tree with its branches makes a bridge!!
Besos.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely, a walk in the forest, you can't beat it.

Jutta.K said...

Various motifs in beautiful collages, a great post!
Greetings from Germany

eileeninmd said...

Anyone having blogger comment problems. I have to click on the "I am not a robot" to post my comments.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, I think you have the memes all covered, for sure. Great shots of the disappearing autumn.

EG CameraGirl said...

I do love those BLUE skies! And the colourful leaves as well!

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely pictures of the Hoh. Isn't the rain forest a wonderful place. Nice series.
MB

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Gorgeous Inspiration Eileen! I miss Fall, we don't get much of it here in the plains.
Happy Week Ahead!
Jemma

Happyone said...

What a gorgeous blue sky. Wow!
Lovely fall colors as well.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Just beautiful. I love that part of the country.

Pondside said...

It looks like you had a good time in our part of the continent. Isn't the forest amazing? Your shots are, as always, outstanding!

Mary Hone said...

I'm trying to decide if I want to go there while we are close. Your photos are very nice.

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

love your shots, fun 2 see which areas we both went 2, great minds think alike ( ;

Taken For Granted said...

Lovely photos from this great park. You must have had a great day there.

Debbie said...

such magnificent trees and beautiful blue skies!!!! the fall foliage is so pretty!!!!

Debbie said...

i did not have any trouble posting!!!

Tom said...

One of many places I;d like to see, thanks for sharing.

podso said...

The tall trees are amazing, I've never heard that expression "nurse log" expression but it makes sense. I've also never seen such a blue river. So nice to visit your blog today!

Christine said...

The word which comes to mind on seeing this place is majestic. Everything about it is awesome!
Great photos Eileen, and thanks for sharing!

NC Sue said...

So beautiful!
Thanks so much for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/waiting-for-metro.html

Marie C said...

Wonderfully beautiful, Eileen!

Fun60 said...

The colours are wonderful from the blue of that sky to the red and orange leaves.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images... looks a lot like Scotland

DeniseinVA said...

Breathtaking scenery Eileen, loved your photos of that area. Liked the ones of the ducks also.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures of an incredible place, as always, Eileen!! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty!! Have a wonderful new week!!

mick said...

Great photos of a very beautiful place. That blue river water is especially beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the Fall colors and those beautiful ferns! We went to Tuskawilla Park yesterday and I thought of you. There are SO many birds there and it never disappoints! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

Beate said...

Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful place! And look at all these fall colours. Amazing!
Love these pictures so much. I wish I could be there right now and enjoy everything autumn has to offer :)
Have a happy Monday!

TexWisGirl said...

the trees are just gorgeous!

The Yum List said...

That pathway is begging for me to have a jog along it. :-)

bettyl-NZ said...

This is truly a gorgeous place. I had no idea that trees grew in rows from a fallen tree. The things I learn!

Our photos said...

Wow, i love this ! Really nice !

carol l mckenna said...

You go to the most beautiful places and wonderful series of photos! Beautiful!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It really is a remarkable place. We have a family story about the first time we camped there (in a tent). Over 50 years ago!!! it rained and rained (well, what did we expect?). We were young with four littles (diapers to toddlers) and by the second morning our tent was wet both inside and out. We spent a whole day of precious vacation in a laundromat and then we headed south along the coast until we found sunshine! My husband said he'd never go back to a rainforest. But we did. Many years later. Just the two of us. And we loved it! (And of course now, we wouldn't trade those vacation memories -- even the damp ones -- for anything!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Whata picturesque spot, Eileen...great shots!...:)JP

Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen. You packed a lot into that post post. Love the trees and the beautiful blue sky. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy week ..

Photo Cache said...

Walking under the tall trees is so therapeutic.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Your pictures of the rain forest are wonderful. My favorite is the next to last, with the colorful trees and trail. Thanks for sharing this beauty! Have a great day!

Ruth (Tanama Tales) said...

I have always been intrigued by this rainforest. Being from the Caribbean, where we have several rainforests, I have wondered many times how this one compares. Glad that I can take a peek thru your photos.

Stephanie said...

Lovely collages and colors of Autumn.

ladyfi said...

Such beautiful shots.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wow, what a beautiful place. I had forgotten how gorgeous it is there. I visited that area as a child. Not much sign of fall here in Central Florida at the moment as it will push high eighties the next several day here. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This forest almost looks like an enchanted forest from a storybook, Eileen. Such beautiful trees in such a lush setting.

ladyfi said...

How very lovely!

diane b said...

Wow that is a beautiful National Park. The trees in a row is interesting and the colours are fabulous. I would love to walk that trail.

Gayle said...

The arched tree over the path is amazing.
I read a tutorial on 'leading lines' in photography this week and the ones in many of your photos jumped out at me. Good job.

Lynne said...

Love the bark and moss on some of those tall trees . . .
Great photos . . .

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) You have caught the essence of what a rain forest looks like with these beautiful and colourful images. Love, love the tall trees, growing from a fallen one, imagine that! Wow!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are wonderful captures of a beautiful park. I hope to see it one day.

Andrea Priebe said...

Boy, you sure know how to pick the best places to go. I have not heard of the Hoh Rainforest, but these pictures are mind boggling. I would never have know what some of the trees are so I appreciate your naming them for us ... and I love the concept of the nurse tree. Nature just leaves me with my mouth hanging open. Great series Eileen. Loved it all ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures!!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Gorgeous ! Would love to walk around there today. So beautiful! Sadly, I am at the other end of the east coast, but the leaves changed this week and it is glorious. Happy Fall!

http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2015/11/halloween-15.html

Charlene N.K. said...

What a park! The blue water is truly wonderful. I also like those flaming trees, especially that arch trunk. A delight to read and view as always!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, This morning we woke up to a fresh coat of snow on the Olympic Mountains. First mountain snows of the season. I will try to post a pic or two in the days ahead. Thanks, as always, for your kind comments on my blog ... I appreciate them. Have a great day!

Giga said...

Beautiful blue river and magnificent trees and birds. Great walk. Regards.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen! You always travel to the best of places! Such lovely photos. Enjoy your day.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful photos! The sparkling water, the blue skies, the autumn colours....

handmade by amalia said...

Such clarity and beauty, Eileen. Gorgeous photos.
Amalia
xo

Leora said...

What a beautiful place, Eileen. Thank you for bringing us along on your trip.

LÖwin.g said...

I know it is not, but your river pictures seem like you made them close to my hometown. ( Innsbruck / Austria )
:-D Birgit

NatureFootstep said...

this is a place I would love to visit. Still not destroyed. Love it. Especially the arched tree :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Once again you share some wonderful photo's and such a great selection.
Thank you.

All the best Jan

Betsy Brock said...

That looks like a gorgeous place to take a hike! And a nurse log....learned something new there!

Les Fous du Cap said...

What a nice place ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Mama Zen said...

I adore all of those gorgeous trees!

Dianne said...

Wonderful blue skies in those first captures Eileen and oh! I do love your Autumnal pics with a wealth of golds and rustic reds.

Mary Cromer said...

I showed the husby and said we need to go back and he said probably not, just too far, so I will keep enjoying your shares!

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful post Eileen. All these lovely photos make me want to hop on a plane.

Debby Ray said...

What gorgeous scenery and collages here with all these wonderful trees!

Linda said...

Hi Eileen, your photos are gorgeous and captivating, and lovely waterfowl! I had the same issue as yourself when I commented on a couple of blogs yesterday, the "I am not a robot" made me tick in the little square....then some photos appeared and I had to click on the ones pertaining to whatever they asked. For example, "which photos have pancakes in them". Very annoying. Anyway, I sent an e-mail to Blogger about it and thankfully I haven't had these issues since. I can't stand those things. LOL! :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful area ... wonderful Fall colors. That one tree on the path....how it is curved into an 'arch' is awesome.

Adam Jones said...

Some really stunning scenery Eileen.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, perfeito momento fotográfico e apresentação da maravilho e a força da natureza.
AG

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; How magnificent blue sky at the Hoh River and the autumn color, big trees are Fabulous♡♡♡ Thank you for the word 'nurse log', sure is the wonderful and the wonder of the nature, isn't it(^_^)v
GORGEOUS place and pictures; making me to go along with you :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen!
How gorgeous photos as always!! All of them are wonderful and especially I like the fourth one that was taken from low angle.

Life Images by Jill said...

the majestic towering trees and the sprinkling of autumn colours is wonderful.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful pictures of this beautiful nature.
Best regards, Irma

Meta said...

WoW vika träd och så vacker höst du visar
Ha det gott
Kram Meta

Felicia said...

Wow what beauty. Love the huge trees.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Hello Eileen,

What a lovely collection of autumn photos. Such a lovely park. Is it in your area of the world, I see you're in Maryland. You must take great delight in visiting there.

Wishing you a beautiful day...
Brenda (from Alberta, Canada)

Phil Slade said...

That is one beautiful place Eileen. The trees especially are simply wonderful.

If it's any consolation our European Dippers are equally flighty and difficult to photograph.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I hope it stays dry and sunny for you.

Helma said...

These are again beautiful pictures of autumn colors in the park. I'm really impressed by the many beautiful trees and flowing streams. Beautiful colors also the bladeren.In the last photograph then again many beautiful ducks :-)

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Eileen! It's been decades since I've been to this area. Your photos make me want to get back up there.

Rose said...

Too beautiful for words...love that first shot in the second collage...and love that nest to the last collage, too.

Wen Sylvestre said...

Oh my, beautiful place!! The river is so beautiful and amazingly blue. Great shots of a wonderful national park, Eileen!

Ana Freire said...

A very beautiful and peaceful place...
I love those huge trees!
Remarkable shots, Eileen!
All the best!
Ana

Laura. M said...

Buen fin de semana Eileen ;)
Besos.

Rambling Woods said...

Eileen... I can't remember if you had left a comment on Pat's Bailey Road after her passing Thursday.. Her husband Rick is reading them...Michelle

Neesie said...

It's my first time visiting your blog Eileen, but I have to say I've had a delightful time.
You have some amazing and wonderful photo's.
I adore trees so I was in my element!
Thanks for sharing ;D

Chris Rohrer said...

I can't wait to visit this area. You really have taken some stunning shots here. Sorry about the Dipper. They can be tricky and flitty:) Perhaps on your next trip back:)