Dungeness Wildlife Refuge, June, 2016

Olympic Peninsula – 2016

Our modest exploration of the West Coast continued in  2016 with a trip to the Olympic Peninsula. The house we rented was in a beautiful setting, – though it was a fifteen minute drive through monotonous, pine forest to buy a carton of milk!  But we loved being close enough to wonderfully quirky Port Townsend to spend time with our dear friend Elisabeth. She came to visit us after completing a multi-day Qigong workshop. Whilst busy chatting, Mark accidentally grasped the handle of a cast iron skillet that had just been removed from the oven. The burn was immediate and severe, like a sickle-shaped brand mark, deep, red and shiny. Awful. As I continued to prep dinner (well someone had to!) Elisabeth stood with Mark in the middle of the kitchen, chanting. My skepticism was absolute. But then the burn ceased to hurt, our evening resumed. The wound did not blister and left no scar. What can I say…

The Beach at Tala Shore, Overcast Afternoon, June, 2016
The Beach at Tala Shore, Overcast Afternoon, June, 2016
The Beach at Tala Shore, Late Afternoon, June, 2016
The Beach at Tala Shore, Late Afternoon, June, 2016
Dungeness Wildlife Refuge, June, 2016
Dungeness Wildlife Refuge, June, 2016
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, June, 2019
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, June, 2019
The Beach at Tala Shore, Storm Approaching, June, 2016
The Beach at Tala Shore, Storm Approaching, June, 2016
Trees, Garden Cottage, Port Ludlow, June, 2016
Trees, Garden Cottage, Port Ludlow, June, 2016
Driveway, Garden Cottage, Late Afternoon II, June, 2016
Driveway, Garden Cottage, Late Afternoon II, June, 2016
Driveway, Garden Cottage I, June, 2016
Driveway, Garden Cottage I, June, 2016

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PHOTOS – Mark Powell

6 Comments

  1. Michael,
    Your blog each weekend is a very happy start to Saturdays! I so look forward to where your drawings will take us — to what new beautiful site, experienced through your perceptive views and exquisite handling. I’m feeling the itch to add more to the collection… 🙂 XX, Maryan and Chuck

    1. Thank you! I couldn’t find a photo of the painting you and Chuck acquired of the driveway at Garden Cottage from the exhibition at Fairfield – hence its absence. Yes I feel sure you need more!!

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