As a break from fall color photos, here’s a shot of the milky way. Since low tide shifts to night time in the fall and winter, this was taken around 11:00 pm from the beach. I walked about a mile west from North Beach to get as far away from lights as one can around Port Townsend.
Most recent mornings have been misty, whether we’ve had overcast or not. In this photo, we’re looking north on San Juan to towards its intersection with F Street. This is a low point between hills and often has fog, and on still mornings like Saturday, wood smoke. The smoke smells wonderful in the crisp morning air.
There are so many mallards that live year round in Kah Tai Nature Park that I’ve pretty much quit taking photos of them. However, this guy was kind enough to swim into the frame of the willow branch and provide me with a good focal point.