Monthly Archives: December 2014

Sequim Pic of the Day

On Thanksgiving morning, the air was filled with the fragrance of a stuffed turkey baking, rain gently falling, and the scent of evergreens.  My daughter and son in law, joined me on a hike to the beach, overlooking the magnificent views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca.  We are transfixed by the subtle colors of a rainbow etched in the sky over deep blue waters.

Sequim Pic of the day

“Rainbow over Strait of Juan De Fuca”

“Oh the turkey,” we sighed, as we tore ourselves away.

A few days later, the snow fell.  The following morning revealed a frosted forest sparkling in the sunshine.

Sequim pic of the day

Years ago, this pond was created by an impassioned man, who envisioned a shelter here. A decade ago, a group of men built this rustic shelter.  Black Bear began to drink from this pond.  In time, it was aptly named, “Bear Lake.”  To this day, it is visited by the occasional bear.

At my home, amidst the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, the forest was blanketed with 4″ of snow.  The drive descended from 1,200 feet, down to sea level at the Dungeness Spit. The snow was simply magical so close to the waterfront!

Sequim Pic of the day

Dungeness Spit Trail

Sequim pic of the day

Bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca, by Lori Christie

It seemed surreal to see the snow frosting the embankment to the very edge of the water.

“Sequim Pic of the Day” can now be viewed on my new page, aptly named as such (to the right of Home).