Enjoyed a beautiful day in Seattle. First stop was along the east shore of Lake Union to catch this shot looking west at houseboats, the lake and Queen Anne Hill in the background just as the float plane was taking off. Had found a small open space between ample shrubbery to get a good view. The spot is near the water’s edge on Fairview Avenue East between E. Newton Street and East Boston Street. GPS coodinates: N 47, 38.2427; W 122, 19.7696.
Fall has arrived at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Spokane County in northeast Washington. Established in 1937, Turnbull has been successful in providing productive breeding and nesting grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife. The refuge is located within an area known as the “Channeled Scablands” formed by ancient volcanic activity and glacial floods that produced a number of sloughs, potholes and wetlands yielding suitable habitat for migrating and breeding waterfowl.