The weather has been so bad lately and I’ve been so focused on reading Robert Lax that I totally forgot that I managed to get out and shoot some pictures on one of those days when the sunshine actually showed itself for a short period. Since I completely missed the sunshine at Port Orchard the last sunny day, I decided to head out there first in hopes of getting some shots in the sun.
No such luck. Even though I left Tacoma in full sunshine, it was almost completely fogged in when I got to Port Orchard.
There’s a reason the Husky mascot is named “Sun-Dodger.” You can never really count on sunshine around here during the winter, and forecasts are seldom right — unless they predicting rain.
Still, I managed to get at least one shot I liked in what little sun did show up.
I love the bluish-green water in this shot of a Horned Grebe in non-breeding colors.
On the way out of town I got so close to this Great Blue Heron that it was nearly impossible not to get a good shot,
especially after I adjusted it in Photoshop. This is almost what a great blue heron would look like on a sunny day.
Ironically, it was still sunny when I got back to Tacoma, though the clouds were starting to move in there, too. I decided to stop at Titlow, where I managed to get this year’s first shot of a Bewick Wren.
It was still sunny as I neared home, so I couldn’t resist driving down to the boathouse since there’ s no excuse for missing any sunshine when you’re retired.
There weren’t too many birds around, but I enjoyed watching the Barrow’s Goldeneye who seem to be starting to pair off
and try to pair off,
though this female seemed to be indifferent to both suitors.
I probably forgot these were in the camera because there’s nothing too memorable about them, but I did like the shot of the grebe and I enjoyed the break from the gym and the black-and-white world of books.