Creative photos and essays from the San Juan Islands


New Year’s Day

New Year's Day
Winter on San Juan Island is not like winter in New England or the upper Great Lakes. They get an onslaught of cold out of the Artic through Canada, while we get often mild weather off the Pacific Ocean. Oh, once in a bit old man winter will trade dancing partners and we’ll get a taste of the REAL cold, but on January 1, 2013 the temperature at South Beach and the Cape was around 45 degrees and many people were out enjoying a very calm day with a hazy sun.
This rock spoke to me, as if a visitor from resolutions past, and said: “You love me don’t you? Why don’t you create a portfolio of stone/boulder portraits to capture that special relationship between us?” Ooh I like inspiration, and thank you boulder for the reminder of the softer, cozy side of stone in my life.

Photo location: Just outside the National Park boundary above the Cattle Point Lighthouse. This granite stone rode the Puget lobe of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet 15,000 years ago on ice over a mile thick.


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