First day of summer we packed a picnic and headed for Birch Bay - picnic, lawn chairs, small folding table, napkins, tablecloth, jug of ice water, cameras and tripod.
There were clouds out over the mountains in Canada - but at the beach it was sunny and very warm
We found our favorite spot - behind a big tree and down on the beach. We only saw a few people walking on the beach - this is the quiet end of Birch Bay State Park
I found some very nice, smooth rocks - I think I'll paint something on them.
We had a visitor - looking for something to eat I think.
Gentle waves on the shore - I could sit and listen to it all day.
Up in the trees were great flocks of little birds - I have no idea what they are - but they sure were fun to watch as they swirled in and out of the trees.
Oh - look what is going by - a vintage Dodge Coronet. Love the rumble of the old cars. There are fuzzy black dice hanging from the rear view mirror.
The sky was so blue - the clouds so white!
Two young men were floating and paddling about on a driftwood log
Good summertime fun!
We had our picnic - took a short walk - sat and talked for hours. A peaceful way to start summer. As the sun began to set the clouds out over Canada turned the most wonderful shades of yellow and gold. Look for the heron - the left side, right above the beach line, just a little to the right of the bunches of small beach grass, it looks almost like a piece of grass.
Sunset over Drayton Harbor
While watching the sunset I looked up and there was a Bald Eagle sitting in a tree
And then in another tree - another eagle. Several people stopped and were taking pictures of the sunset - and I pointed out the eagles to them.
The colors changed each minute - I think I took about 60 pictures of the sunset
There was a heron off to one side - that was what first drew me to this location - always looking for another heron to photograph. This is the same heron I tried to point out earlier - a tiny dot on the water's edge.
Just a silhouette because of the light from the sunset
Turn around and there were some fabulous reflections in the slough that runs into Drayton Harbor
Watching the sun finally set - it was a glorious day. We spent over six hours at the beach. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area.
One last look - and there seems to be a whale in the sky over the sunset. Perfect first day of summer!
Did you do something special on the first day of summer!