Autumn in Washington

November 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment


A beautiful autumn scene along the Naches River

I recently went on a trip to explore some fall colors in Washington. Though the colors are not as varied as they are in New England or the Midwest, the mountainous landscapes, numerous rivers, and other features of the Pacific Northwest provide a beautiful backdrop to the many shades of yellow throughout the area. Yes, during Autumn the Evergreen State is not all green! The first leg of my journey was through Mt. Rainier National Park, which was just a scenic way to get to the more autumn-impacted trees of the Eastern Cascades. I didn't see much color around Paradise, Mt. Rainier- but, there was snow and a dash of fall...

More color appeared as I ventured to the eastern side of the national park...

The reds and oranges really caught my eye!

I also saw some fallen leaves among some easily missed mini-waterfalls...

After exiting the park, I continued to head east along SR 410. This is when I really started seeing more yellows. It was lightly raining, but I didn't let that stop me from taking photographs. Here's a couple that I shot...

Look at all that glorious yellow!


This tree stood out so I had to get a shot...

The following morning I traveled along the Naches River and saw several photo-worthy scenes...

I also went to Bumping Lake, which is located inside Wenatchee National Forest. I had a nice lunch there and enjoyed some solitude among nature. While walking around I came upon an area where the ground was covered in leaves- and the camera came out...


Bumping Lake was so beautiful with all of the leaves and colors

Overall, I had a nice little trip. Spending time in nature with my camera is always so refreshing to my spirit. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year; the landscapes take on a new form, the bugs aren't out, and there's a real sense of change in the air. I'm so glad I was able to get outside and I'm thankful to be able to share a bit of my experience with you! :) 

 


 

 


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