Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lake Quinault, Washington

When we arrived at Lake Quinault
there was a slight mist.

By the time we were unpacked and in our rooms it was raining.

We enjoyed a fire in the lodge and our books.
We played cribbage and drank tea and ate cookies.
We had fun.

The next morning it was still raining.
After breakfast we bundle into our rain gear
and went for a hike in the old growth forest.

Some of the areas around the lodge are being replanted with native plants.

In the ditches by the road Skunk Cabbages were in bud.

Steller's Jay flew near in the rain.

The temperate rain forest is my favorite forest.
It is managed by Mother Nature.
There were some birds in the rain.
This Varied Thrush was spotted by my husband.

A flock of Bushtits chattered.
I loved seeing the birds but I came to be with the trees.

Even in the rain they were full of magic.

We were able to take two hikes in the Forest.

I visited my tree, my Ent.

In the Quinault rain forest I feel alive.


ICQB said...

Thanks so much for sharing these pictures and your adventures. And I loved the signage!

Looking at your pictures made me feel refreshed in a damp sort of way - like being misted by a waterfall.

Q said...

Dear ICQB,
I am so happy you enjoyed these rainy forest photographs. I have a few waterfall pictures too!
I thought the signs were so funny and on target!
Even though it rained the entire time we had fun!

Diana said...

Beautiful...Beautiful...Each one of the pictures is absolutely beautiful Q

Q said...

Dear Diana,
Thank you.
My husband took these photographs. The rain was too much for me!
We had a wonderful trip.
I love the temperate rain forest.

RainGardener said...

Beautiful photos. As horrible as it was to be raised there (so far away from everything) it really is one of the most beautiful places in the world - in my older age I realize that now and I do love going back every year. Next time you're down this way with your daughter maybe we can meet you at the highway for a cup of whatever . . . and a quick hello, so we don't put you off schedule!

Q said...

Dear Raingardener,
I do understand that from a child's view (Maybe a teenager) the wild areas would seem too remote to be any fun. I grew up in the city and still live int he city. If ever I would move it would be to a wild area. I love the temperate rain forest.
I would love to meet you!
Next time I will e-mail you and we can have lunch.