Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park


Hello, happy Thursday,

I thought I would take you back to May and our visit to the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. We walked a few trails, one trail took us close to the Hoh River. The Hoh Rainforest is lush and green from all the rain received in this area. There is a mix of coniferous and deciduous trees, lots of mosses and ferns. 

A view of the Hoh River and a pretty sky. 



Fern and mosses growing on a downed tree.


An Elk trying to hide from us just off the trail.


Below a line of trees growing out of one old fallen tree on the ground.


Wood duck couple and some very green reflections.


Another look at the Hoh River.


Looking up at the sky thru the tall trees. 



Below is the cute Wilson's warbler, easily id from the black line on the top of it's head.



The Northern Rough-winged Swallows were seen near the Hoh River.



There were a few ducks in this pond, but the Wood Ducks were a little closer for a photo. 



Beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains and the Hoh River. 




The Hoh Rainforest and the Olympic National Park was one of my favorite places to visit in Washington State. If you are ever in the area I highly recommend a visit.  I hope you enjoyed my photos.

My thankful list for today:
I am thankful for all the national parks in our country.  
I am thankful for your visits and your comments.

"Be thankful for all the troubles you don't have." 

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday

Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

51 comments:

Gordon said...

That is the outdoors on A GRAND scale Eileen, big river big forrest and big mountains, looks great.
Take care, Gordon.

Christine said...

Yes indeed Eileen, this is a wonderful place to visit with so much to enjoy from the ducks to a might elk!
Great photos and thanks for sharing!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful nature and wildlife. Good to see it is still there.

I know you love Yellowstone as well. Want to tell you I´m going there next week :) Teton Range and Yellowstone. A trip for photography. :)

Wish me luck!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos and nature! The view is very pretty.

Have a nice day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnifico este parque nacional com árvores imponentes.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

magnoliasntea said...

What a beautiful national park and rain forest. Love your photos.
Thank you for sharing them.

Tom said...

...I'm thankful that you shared those gorgeous sights.

Jeevan said...

The nature out there looks enriched and how trees reproduced themselves from of the fallen tree tells a natural way of living and teaching how to rise up from the fallen. Nature knows how to survive and only man disturb their cycle. Lovely capture from the national park and I liked the views around the river and mountains

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ohhhhh, I feel at peace now. Enjoyed.

Who knew elk could hide so well.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What a stunning landscape. Loved the little Wilson's warbler and how amazing to spot an Elk!
Have a fabulous day Eileen :)

Sandra said...

I am in AWE of all those trees and ferns in what I thought your title said was HOT rainforest. ha ha... I love these photos. what a stunning park. I saw on the news Irma destroyed many of FL parks.. throughout the state. our Natl parks are so important to see what our whole country looked like before we paved paradise

jandi said...

Hi there Eileen! What a lush and beautiful place! Have a lovely day!

Pietro Brosio said...

I've really enjoyed these wonderful views!

September Violets said...

I'm glad you shared this with us Eileen. These photos are beautiful! What a lovely spot to visit. My brother once took us to a rainforest on the west coast of Vancouver Is ... very similar forest growth. Aren't they wonderfully mysterious looking forests? That shot of the snow covered mountains is stunning.
Wendy

Lois said...

It is a beautiful place and your photos are wonderful Eileen!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Wonderful forest pictures. I don't think I have more favourite place to be than the forest.
Enjoy the rest of your week Eileen,
Andrea

Jeanie said...

Absolutely splendid in every way.

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful landscape!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Eileen for sharing peace and beauty today, I needed to relax into your photos. What a beautiful area.
Joy

Linda W. said...

Wow, you were there on a rare day when it wasn't raining! Such a beautiful place.

Linda said...

I love your thankful list, Eileen, and your photos are absolutely stunning!

RedPat said...

What a wonderful spot! Love those Wood Ducks!

Cloudia said...

Wow! knowing you has its perks!

Carol Blackburn said...

Very beautiful! You are making me want to take another trip. LOL

Linda Gross said...

Spectacular scenery.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures of this lovely park.... we loved visiting it in the past; should try to get up there again.

Missy George said...

Beautiful Scenery..Great shot of the mountains..Love the Elk with it's furry antlers..Cool ferns..Nice area for photos..good variety..Have a good evening.

Martin Kloess said...

Ah, memories. This took me back to mt hiking days. Thank you very much.

happyone said...

What beautiful pictures though my very favorite is number one.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing. Thanks for all pics.

The Yum List said...

You sure got a beautiful day for your visit.

Amy Franks said...

I bet the elk is quite an imposing creature in real life, not sure I'd want to run into one.

Lady Fi said...

What a lovely location! And that elk - amazing!

italiafinlandia said...

The Wood ducks are very beautiful!

Sussi said...

wow! That is a beautiful place!

David Gascoigne said...

Such classic western scenery. Can you even begin to imagine what it must have been like for explorers like Lewis and Clark when they first set eyes on such vistas? When we visit now, even for the first time, we can know via Google Earth exactly what it will look like. They had no idea what was around the next bend.

Uppal said...

Magnificent pics of the wild beauty of the rain forest.

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful scenery.
The elk is big, hope it did not come too close.

Happy weekend from Anne-Mari

Mia said...

Beautiful place and beautiful photos, Eileen. I llllove the hiding elk!!! Kisses, my friend.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Those are some pretty tall trees, Eileen! I would have gotten dizzy looking up at them. And, even though the elk was so shy, you did get a good glimpse. The Hoh River is beautiful and looks to be pretty calm. I love the photo of the river with the mountains in the backdrop. A great walk! Have a very nice weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

What wonderful photos of a beautiful place...lucky you!...:)JP

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...


Looking up at the sky thru the tall trees.

Eileen that photo :

Reminded me of getting dizzy just for the fun of it as a child ( out in the country with no net, only 3 channels of TV in the evenings and relying on ourselves and Nature for entertainment :)

Rolling down a hill, lying on my back watching cloud formations, chasing fireflies...such simpler times :) That photo just brought it all back :)

Denise inVA said...

The northwest is such a gorgeous part of the USA, as your photos attest to. Absolutely marvelous Eileen! Enjoy your weekend :)

Pietro Brosio said...

Enjoyable sights of the Hoh Rainforest, very nice photographs.
Happy weekend, Eileen!

Jenn Jilks said...

Glorious photos. I don't often look back in the season. I should!

carol l mckenna said...

Another post of fantastic nature shots with wonderful clear skies ~ thanks, ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

Lynne said...

One more great park visit Eileen . . .
I love ferns and moss . . .
Makes me "feel" cooler when I see it . .
Plus love the deep color green, my very favorite!

Debbie said...

gorgeous blue skies!! so exciting to see wood ducks and the elk, looks to be a really nice place to visit!!!

ellen b. said...

Eileen, you really show off my state so well with your photos and information. I have been in the Hoh once before digital camera!

Felicia said...

beautiful. I would love to visit Washington and Oregon

orvokki said...

What a wonderful landscapes and your photos are lovely.

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