Friday, 9 January 2015

Water and Sky - Sky Watch Friday

The sky over my part of the great Northwest has been rather grey and foggy, for the last few days. We had heavy rain, which led to flooding, landslides and raging rivers. Below is a view of the Deschutes River at Tumwater Falls Historical Park in downtown Olympia
That certainly contrasts with the way the sky was just a few days beforehand. Olympia is the capitol city of Washington State and is built at the tip of Pugent Sound on the Budd Inlet. In the distance you can see the Olympia mountain range..
And as a bonus ... I also got my first shot of a Heron :-)
Go to SKYWATCH for views of the sky from all over the world !

28 comments:

fredamans said...

Beautiful photos! Love the waterfalls!

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful views! love the herons, too. nice shot! :)

eileeninmd said...

You live in a beautiful place! I love the images, especially the heron! Have a happy weekend!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous sky! Love the marina shot and heron.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful Heron shot!!

Lea said...

Great post for Sky Watch Friday! Love the Heron, too!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Rajesh said...

Wonderfully contrasting images. I lioke that shot of heron.

Angie said...

WOW!! Great shots.

ladyfi said...

Love the golden light in the last two shots.

moonlightandmadness said...

Tumwater Falls is beautiful! I love your part of the country; if I could afford to move right now, it would be to the Pacific Northwest. And your heron shot is amazing! ~Lauren

Gattina said...

We too have only grey skies available, the waterfall looks beautiful !

Gerald (SK14) said...

great shot of the heron

alicesg said...

Lovely sky photo. Love the first photo as if it is straight from a post card, good photography skill.

alicesg said...

Lovely sky photo. Love the first photo as if it is straight from a post card, good photography skill.

Alexa T said...

Beautiful details! The pine tree (I presume) near the river and the sunny bright golden sky...also, the heron is amazing...
Have a great weekend of january!

magiceye said...

Marvelous captures!!

LonettA said...

Wonderful photos! Especially I like the heron!! Very well captured!

Linda Kay said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Karen. I'll join in and be back. Love the waterfall picture the most.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots, I learned something and remembered something. I didn't know that Olympia was the capital of Washington and I remember Olympia beer from when I was a kid and the ads always said something about brewed with water from Tumwater springs or falls or something like that.

Thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

What beautiful skies in your corner of the world and a super shot of the heron.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Linda said...

Great shots! Nice detail on the heron.

verfuchstundzugenäht said...

So much water! Great!

Merisi said...

All glorious shots!
Cheers,
Merisi

maryaustria said...

Beautiful places! A wonderful waterfall!

Lois said...

That is a fabulous shot of the heron! Beautiful skies too in that second picture and what a contrast with the first one.

Claudia Jahnke said...

wonderful photos. all love claudia

Chris H said...

Gorgeous photos, looks darn cold though. Nice Heron.

indah nuria Savitri said...

love the shots...especially the heron! So pretty...