Salish grey

It hasn’t been all sunshine out here on the west coast! A brief post this week, and not a weather report, but a few images taken on less sunny afternoons on the shores of the Salish Sea.

DSCN7488Not always sunny, yet always pleasantly warm, with an occasional bout of very light rainfall. (I thought this wasn’t going to be a weather report?) The rain didn’t stop our hikes down to the shore, and the grey skies weren’t uniformly grey. Far from monotonous, the skies were reflected in calm waters creating watery seascapes that sometimes seemed to glow. Can grey glow? You decide…

DSCF5370 - Version 2Faint mists, shining skies, twisted trees, rocky bluffs overlooking crescents of sand and scattered logs – it was wonderful to walk through.  Across the water, away towards Washington, there were glimpses of distant mountains behind far clouds.

DSCF5356 - Version 2Memorable muted afternoons to enjoy – muted yet colourful, and the joy of the Pacific North West even when the sun is hidden.

DSCN7478Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!DSCF5363 - Version 2

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8 thoughts on “Salish grey”

  1. A perfectly lovely look at the Pacific Northwest, pc. I do think the gray is glowing, I think it’s something about the water. I love seeing the layers of clouds and distant mountains in the second photo, and the single madrone tree reaching toward the water in the penultimate. My favorite image, however, is the fast-moving water with the seaweed and bubbles. It’s magical there, thanks for taking time to share it.


    1. Thanks, Jet! You said it, it really is magical out here, blue skies or grey.
      We’ve been thrilled by the madrone trees – each is so unique, and quite beautiful.
      I hope your week is off to a great start!

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  2. You captured the beauty of gray wonderfully in these photos (gray must only glow in Canada) and I especially loved the first photo! Looks like a beautiful place to enjoy an afternoon walk or relax by the shore and watch the boats. Enjoy your weekend!


    1. Thanks for taking the time to read all this, Walt!
      I’m guessing you’ve a collection of stories and reflections to come, based on your recent big west trip – looking forward to it if you write it up!
      Enjoy your week!


    1. After growing up and living in the UK for years, I thought I’d be fine never seeing grey skies again – but the sea and sky in the Pacific North West is special, blue skies or grey. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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