Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE’s Images & Thoughts 🌲 Inspired by the Pacific Northwest & places I wander

  • Heritage | Totem

    Heritage | Totem

    Marine Park- Kalama, Washington If you travel along the Columbia River on Interstate 5 in Washington… be sure to stop here- Experience a glimpse of Pacific Northwest Native American heritage Totem poles carved with mythical forms, symbols, and creatures are located in Marine Park, just west of I-5 and the City of Kalama. The unique collection of totems were carved by a local Native American craftsman, Chief Don Lelooska over…

  • Windows | Framed for Discovery

    Windows | Framed for Discovery

    Gaze through these windows.    Can you find their locations aboard the Catalyst? My husband and I experienced the exhilaration of discovery when we sailed on this beautiful, antique wooden vessel.  Her windows framed our adventures in learning and interacting with the natural history of the San Juan Islands located in the Washington waters of the Puget Sound. Weekly Photo Challenge: September 27 ,2017 |“Windows”

  • The Road Taken | Back in Time

    The Road Taken | Back in Time

    Let’s travel together vicariously – on the road taken – back in time. Come along to see places my great-aunt visited over one hundred years ago on her trip West. From our twenty-first century vantage point, her photos literally represent a  reminder of … the west… Hers are pictures of people who were more rugged and adventurous… people living in an environment on the edge of being dramatically changed by…

  • Stuck in Time…

    Stuck in Time…

    35 million years in the making Along a creek or river bed… this would look like a rather ordinary large pebble. But, that assumption is far from the truth… this particular geologic formation is known as a concretion. “A concretion is a compact mass of mineral matter, usually spherical or disk-shaped, embedded in a host rock of a different composition. This hard, round mass of sedimentary rock cement is carried into…

  • Weekly Photo Challenge: “Adventure!”

    Weekly Photo Challenge: “Adventure!”

    Is the key to this adventure lost? …Or, waiting to be found? You be the judge. Long ago, meals were prepared here for seaworthy men who ventured far from port. Adventuresome types. Ready to put backs into grueling labor required for hauling in up to 2,000 salmon at a time. Now, a lonely pencil occupies the galley.  Awaiting the hand of   shipwright, Nate Slater, who dreams of  adventures to come. He puts graphite to…

  • “Relic” Weekly Photo Challenge

    “Relic” Weekly Photo Challenge

    Classic Wooden Boat Charm M.V. Pacific Catalyst II is an historic wooden vessel… relic of a time when crafstmanship was the rule, not the exception. She has decades-old varnished wood paneling, heavy beamed ceilings and glowing mahogany trim and furniture. The slow pulse of her original 1932 Washington Diesel engine, the only one like it in the world, makes Catalyst a living creature, with a strong iron heart. She was the…

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