Snoqualmie Valley with Bruiser

This week we head out to Snoqualmie Valley with Bruiser where I did some dog-sitting and suburbia exploring. I’m VERY behind in my adventure writing…

I’ve been TOO busy ADVENTURING!!!

Let’s see if we can catch up. I headed out to Snoqualmie Valley to hang out with my buddy Bruiser for the week and explore the suburbia side of life in the Greater Seattle area. A bit of a stretch for me because I’m not a suburbs kinda girl.

I AM however a dog kinda girl! And, Bruiser is a girl (with a camera) kinda dog. MATCH!!

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A wee bit of owner separation anxiety put Bruiser in this position regularly.  Whatever works to make him feel loved.

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Clearly comfortable enough to zonk out on the sofa with his wooly blanket!

In between puppy cuddles at home I of course took time for dog walks and camera walks.  Cool finds from Snoqualmie Valley!

I got lucky and happened upon the infamous Elk in a pasture just before sunset as the sun was breaking through an otherwise cloudy day. There were some serious moments of glow and awe on my part!

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That is a LOT of ELK!!!! Of course I talked to them. Why do you think they are looking at me funny? I don’t just talk to herons…

I took an adventure drive out to try and shoot the sunset at Rattlesnake lake one evening.  Not much of a sunset, thanks to more clouds, but I did get to see how low our lakes are due to the lack of rain. SAD! On the upside, the exposed tree trunks were a fun photo find.

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Snoqualmie Valley

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The “faces” in the trunks were rather “ghostly” and begged for a little moody B&W setting on the camera.  You know me and color…so this was a bit of an adventure in itself!

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BOO!

Of course I had to get up close and personal and find some abstract views of the bark on the trunks.

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A quick drive out Snoqualmie Pass to check the leaf color status and I headed back home to my urban oasis.

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Adventure ON!

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