Mike took me to Hylebos Wetlands yesterday, and I was looking forward to getting some great pictures. Unfortunately, we didn’t see many birds, and most of the plants were so close to the boardwalk that I really couldn’t manage to get a good picture with my 400mm telephoto, the only lens I brought.
Afterwards, though, he took me to see the Weyerhaeuser campus, which is quite beautiful, even though I only got to visit a small part of it. They had a huge pond with tall iris lining it:
It was, in turn, surrounded by natural grasslands, where wildflowers bloomed profusely:
and a Red-tailed Hawk circled overhead,
which, strangely enough, reminded me of Stephen Still’s “If You Can’t Be With the One You Love, Love the One You’re With.