Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunset At Lake Padden


Another post from summer. We have a favorite lake in Bellingham, it is right in town and has no houses on it. It is a city park and is preserved just for outdoor activities. There are horse trails, hiking trails, baseball diamonds, benches with fabulous views, a swimming beach, a big play area for kids and lots of spots for picnics. No motor boats are allowed on the lake.



It is a popular spot for kayakers . . . click to enlarge and you will see how the new camera caught the flying water droplets from the paddle . . .




The sun was beginning to set - and the view through the woods
around the lake was spectacular . . .






I wiggle the camera a little - but I like the look of this shot. It seems enchanted.




The reflected sunlight on the trees made them look like they were on fire . . .



As the sun set over the lake - the moon came out . . .



Tiny, far away moon . . .

Hello moon . . .


Oh - I am overjoyed - I've wanted good close up pictures of the moon for so long . . .




And as it got darker - the pictures got better . . .


Good night moon!

8 comments:

Lili said...

I enjoyed seeing your enchanted forest and lovely moon shots. Very peaceful over here today Jo. ~Lili

pcflamingo said...

You do great justice to the beauty that is the Pacific Northwest!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Jo, your pictures are just so amazing!! Love the new camera.

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, those moon photographs are amazing. Beautiful!
Maureen

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Jo, You are getting some excellent shots with your new camera. Does sit go everywhere with you? Mine does. Take care, Jen.

Purple Pam said...

Another beautiful photo essay. Great moon shots. Fabulous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Amazing photos, Jo, and that one where you wiggled was NEAT!

I still can't get over how much Ben has grown from the other post!

XO,

Sheila

Rowan said...

I love your moon photos - I've never yet managed to take a good one of the moon.