June 25, 2009

Summer

Where is your favorite camping spot?

This is mine: Graves Creek, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campground in the Olympic National Forest, Washington state.  This is where I want to run away to this summer...away from the dry, desert heat to the green, wet moss that literally drips off the trees.

“It's not that bad. I'm not saying I'd like to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely.”

~ The Princess Bride

The Quinault River is a clear jadeite green and icy cold.


"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time”

~ John Lubbock

These photos were taken on a camping trip in 1994
with our trusty old point-n-shoot camera....
with film that had to be....developed!

15 comments:

XUE said...

I have camped in a zoo but never in a forest nor by a river. Such beautiful places! Happy Summer Charmaine!

A Cuban In London said...

Your photos are beautiful and I can just picture myself in this oasis. I used to camp in a similar place back in my uni days. It was in Pinar del Rio, the westernmost province in Cuba. Many thanks for such a wonderful article.

Greetings from London.

Catherine said...

I would camp again anywhere in Colorado`s high country. Great fishing, stunning views and places where you can be alone and hear nothing but the breeze.

Brian Miller said...

what a picture, the moss dripping off the trees...hope you are able to be there this summer...

nice princess bride quote!

Sweet Repose said...

Now, if you just got rid of the logging and deforestation...all would be well in paradise!!!

dreamhaven said...

Camping and fishing were 2 of my favorite things growing up. Thanks for the memories.

The Silver Fox said...

I got a very peaceful feeling, reading this one. Thanks.

Golden West said...

I was in Seattle a few summers back for the first time and hiking on Whidbey Island made it obvious why that part of the country is called the Great Northwest - stunningly beautiful country.

Ferragamo Studio said...

Those photos made me homesick for Oregon. I lived near Coos Bay many, many years ago as a child. It was a wonderland for a little kid. We had no money, so for fun, went out on long drives into the woods and did a lot of camping. I miss it when I see pics like these. What a treat!

shiborigirl said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of the hike my brother took me on up Mt Rainier many moons ago. It was so lush, green, and cool...

Kate

subtorp77 said...

Egads! Film you have to develope? Horrors! LOL!

Seriously tho' I'd have to say the Colorado Rockies. Lived in Denver for a spell, as a kid and we always did a few trips in the summer. The winter was for tubin'( pick your own trail, back then ). Ah, memories :)

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

The trees are so beautiful and the river absolutely inviting! No wonder you would like to summer there. I still miss the old 35mm cameras!

M.Kate said...

Very beautiful set of pictures...I am sure it will be blissful there. I still have my old film camera..though I have no idea what I am going to do with it now since we are used to digital. Happy weekend :P

Michael Rawluk said...

I stayed at Lake Quinault Lodge many years ago. What a great place to walk with a camera.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There is nothing better on a summer day than beautful cold water!