We’ve had visitors lately and one of the “must see” places to go is Hurricane Ridge. We visited two weeks ago. The wildflowers were so breathtaking it wouldn’t have been surprising to see Julie Andrews cresting the hill singing, “The hills are alive with the sound of m-u-u-u-u-sic.”

I’d brought along my camera bag but with the hubub of organizing our small group, well. . .one lens made it and the camera stayed home, hiding under a hat. So here is a view, taken a week later. The lupine are still there but the great swath of avalanche lilies was much diminished. This view is looking north. Below is Port Angeles and beyond is the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

We went to Hurricane Ridge a second time last Saturday. The camera made it this trip. It was a sunny day. A weekend. And it’s August. Suffice it to say we were not alone.

Yesterday’s view of these trees was taken looking north. Here’s a view looking south. My favorite mountains, the Olympics, peek out. You can draw back further along this road, heading north, for a longer, broader view of the mountains. But I’ll spare you the addition of the telephone poles that line the road when you do this.

I’ve been away for a few days. I hope to have a chance to visit the Lavender Faire and Festival if I get back in time. If I do, I’ll post some shots soon.

Here’s the last of the “same spot, different season” series, a summer view of the trees on Kitchen-Dick Road. And, making their final appearance, here are the same trees in the other seasons:

. . .Spring. . .

. . .Winter. . .

. . .and Autumn.

Shannon, our previous Sequim Daily photographer, suggested this series (thank you, Shannon!). I think she may have had a different vantage point in mind when she suggested it. These views face north. Facing south there’s often a glorious view of the Olympic Mountains. . .and, I noticed, a string of telephone poles on either side of the road. Artfully arranged, telephone poles have a place. But wandering on a thoroughfare to find the arrangement didn’t work. So I aimed north. Tomorrow I’ll post a bit of that south-facing view, in a spot I found without those poles.