I’m already on record that if given the choice, I’ll take a forecast of “cool and rainy with a touch of doom and gloom” over “hazy sunshine” any day of the week. Call me a wimp if you want, but that’s what happens when you move from sunbaked Southern California and inhabit the Pacific Northwest for the next 30 years of your life. So yes, as Seattle just experienced another mini-heatwave – and will soon be facing an indefinite stretch of 80-plus degree temps – it’s definitely time for another weather rant.
The above image – “No Sun Today” – is my admittedly ineffectual protest to our latest hot spell. The shot was taken from the western end of Lake Quinault, which is in the Quinault Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula and one of my favorite places for a weekend getaway. I typically visit in the off-season when there is plenty of availability (and low rack rates) at the grand and rustic Lake Quinault Lodge. The above image was taken in March when the average daily high is 50 degrees and it rains 23 days of the month. Sounds absolutely heavenly, doesn’t it? Plus, after some early-morning photography when the lake surface is glassy flat, there’s still plenty of time for exercise by exploring one of the nearby Rain Forest trails.
If you enjoy landscape/nature images like No Sun Today, please visit the gallery in my online store. Or, you can stop by my gallery on Bainbridge Island where I offer a wide variety of landscape/nature images in different formats, including framed, matted, metal, canvas, and fine art acrylic prints. For gallery hours, please visit my Contact page. And should you happen to be in my area during another hot streak, you can rest assured that I’ll have the thermostat set to a comfortable 68 degrees.
Ciao for now!
Andrew (“Andy”) Bergh