Photo of the Week - December 30, 2015

December 30, 2015
Budd Inlet
Olympia, WA

Sending out the old year with a good day shooting on Olympia's Budd Inlet. The water birds were in full regalia, with much foraging going on. The diving Buffleheads were particularly wonderful to watch, as they repeated dove into the cold winter waters of Puget Sound. The Hooded mergansers swam by several times (and a large brace of Common mergansers could be seen further out in the bay). It was quite a sight when the cormorant popped up about 40 feet away with a freshly caught fish lunch in its beak - together they twisted for at least two complete turns before the fish was devoured. 

There are several more sunny days ahead and I hope to bring in the new year with some outdoor adventures. Happy 2016 to you!

Hooded MergansersLophodytes cucullatus
Males have the black head; Females are brown
 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Taking flight on Budd Inlet 

 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
eating a fish

BuffleheadBucephala albeola
diving for food


Fine Art Postcard Exhibit at SPSCC - January 4 - February 12, 2016

The Fine Art Postcard Exhibition, Solving for X

opens January 4, 2016

at 
 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512

Opening reception Friday January 8, 2016 6-8 PM
silent auction supports programing at SPSCC

Exhibit runs January 4 - February 12, 2016
Marilyn's Mergansers (2015)
4x6 postcard

So go the Crows (2015)
4x6 postcard

Two - plus one (2015)
4x6 postcard

Photo of the Week - December 27, 2015



Snow-covered trees towering over cross country skiers

White Pass Nordic Center
White Pass, WA

December 27, 2015

Photo of the Week - December 21, 2015


Pigeons celebrating the Solstice
Capitol Hill

Seattle, WA
December 21, 2015

Photo of the Week - December 15, 2015


Christmas decorations

Eastside Big Tom's Drive-In
Olympia, WA

December 15, 2015

Photo of the Week - December 14, 2015


Rush hour traffic - festive for the Christmas Season
Denny Way and Stewart Street

Seattle, WA
December 14, 2015




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