Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mono Lake

Views from Mono Lake. A surprise sidetrip for us. Very pretty.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park

Alan took this photo of a Northern Pygmy Owl. It is tiny, I thought it was just bird that the birdwatchers were excited over, but it turned out to be an owl.

Yesterday, the weather was due to be nice so the boy and I headed to Olympic National Park, specifically the Hoh Rainforest. We had some lovely weather and got to see sunlight throughout the rainforest, something a bit unusual. We walked the Hall of Mosses trail and it did not disappoint, we saw a ton of moss. As we left the trail to head back to the parking lot, we came across a bunch of excited people with huge cameras pointed up. We knew they saw something good in the trees, it took a minute to find the pygmy owl, it is one the world's smallest owls. Alan got the only shot that ended up in focus. The remainder of the posted photos all come from the Hall of Mosses trail.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunset Crater

Sunset Crater NM is a small park in Arizona that has some great views! I found this park in March 2008 when I went on my solo adventure into the Utah parks and came down into Arizona on the drive home, it was along the way. So when we were planning our trip up to the same area, we decided to stop for a some quick pretty views.

Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks NM is much much smaller than Bryce Canyon, however both the boy and I feel it has prettier coloring. It is worth the trip there because it is much less crowded than Bryce, and you feel like you have the whole place to your self. We saw no one at the turnouts and only a few at the main viewing area beside the visitor center.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Doggy Park

We get to play soccer in Washington!


The big dogs kept stealing our ball!

One of the best things about our new home is the off leash dog park about 15 minutes away! So the corgis get to go to the park to play soccer, meet big dogs to play with, and make new human friends everyday.
The park has a large open grassy area to play soccer, but also has a bunch of trails in the woods. Today is the first time we explored the woods, and loved it. The dogs did really well off leash mostly heeling very well.