Big Old Sitka Spruce Trees

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Here are some more images from our trip last month to the coast. These beauties are old growth trees along the ocean on the Olympic Peninsula. Photo 1: Sitka and Cedar on a hike down to the Beach near LaPush and 2: the famous Ruby Beach overlook further south. What a treasure this National Park is. If you are interested in getting involved in creating more quiet space for this place check out Save the Olympic Peninsula.

Milky Way view from Western Montana

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I meant to post this a few weeks back, but I get distracted in the summer. 🙂 This was taken late June on one of those special, clear nights with very little moon. We stayed up way too late but look at what we found! This photo was taken before the fire on Ravalli Hill. Those hills are now recovering nicely from being scorched by a human caused blaze near Highway 93, which took the Tribe many days to control.

This weekend we are hoping to view the Perseid Showers, which will peak Friday and Saturday nights. I hope you get to check them out too.

Note: This was taken with the wide angle lens accompanied by a shutter app on my Nexus. Matthew rigged the whole thing up. Ask before you use it, OK?