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About northwestphotos

A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.

A Stroll Through the Gardens

It’s amazing how much one can miss in just a few weeks when photographing floral gardens during peak bloom times. One of my local favorites to visit throughout the bloom season is Point Defiance Park Gardens. I was just there … Continue reading

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Floral Show Stoppers

It’s getting near the end of the spring bloom season in a lot of gardens. The rhododendrons are hardy, though, and can bloom well into June. As a lot of my blog followers know, I frequent a favorite garden of … Continue reading

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“Washed Ashore” Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium Exhibit

Welcome to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, located in Tacoma, Washington. I have been taking advantage of our lovely weather and recently visited our local zoo to see the new “Washed Ashore” Exhibit that showcases colorful, giant sea creatures … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Mount St Helens Volcano

Ranger led talk at Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mount St Helens It’s been 37 years since the eruption of the Mount St Helens Volcano, located in southwestern Washington State. And just about every year, it’s been almost like a religious routine … Continue reading

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May Blooms in the Garden

Meconopsis lingholm Yipee! It’s Blue Poppy time at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden. Just visited the garden today, and the blooms just keep on coming! As soon as one species fades out, another one makes its appearance. The fragrant Azaleas … Continue reading

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