Sunsets over Bainbridge Island

21 09 2008

At long last, we’re back from our 10-day vacation and I’ve just begun preparing the thousands (yes, thousands) of photos I shot in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, the Bloedel Reserve, Mt. Rainier, Pike Place Market, on the road to Spokane (city and park images, family portraits for our hosts), The Davenport Hotel, Manito Park, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho), and in Victoria (including Butchart Gardens—as you can imagine, I went a little nuts shooting everything in bloom there—we’re at the end of our gardening season here in Virginia—they’re just getting up to speed with their late summer blooms!). I have tons of photos to share and road trip stories, too.

Michael, Sue, Sue’s mom Wanda, and I met at the airport on September 10, then took the 8:30 ferry over to Bainbridge Island to visit with our first set of gracious hosts, Jim and Anne (Sue’s aunt and uncle). I photographed the ferry coming from Bainbridge (top photo) on our first crossing. The bottom photo is another sunset on our trip later in the week from Spokane (to visit former neighbors and friends, Barb and Dean) back to Bainbridge Island.

Oh, and by the way…we had sunny weather up until the last day or so of vacation. September is the month to visit the Pacific Northwest. It didn’t rain one drop until the shuttle picked us up to take us to the airport (too) early this morning. And much to my delight, most of the day at Butchart Gardens was overcast just enough to make photographing flowers a slice of heaven!

Much, much, MUCH more to come…

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21 09 2008
Baker Watson

Cindy,

We missed you while you were gone, but I figured you would return soon with a passel of great photo’s to share with us. (Now there is a great southern term. I’m sure 1,000’s of photo’s would constitute a passel of immense proportions.)

Welcome back.

21 09 2008
cindydyer

Thanks, Baker! I really appreciate the sentiment. And I missed blogging, too! I could have posted, but had no way of working with my images en route, so I just made notes and collected images. Yes, I shot lots of landscapes, but I never strayed too far from flowers and gardens. I’m working on my Butchart Gardens photos this afternoon. I shot over 4gb of images just in that one garden! Egads!

And yes, “passel of photos” is a good description! Thanks for the welcome back.

Stayed tuned for more photos!

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