So the picture is of the Nisqually River as it leaves Mt. Rainier on its way to Olympia and the Puget Sound. It travels about eighty miles on its journey, and this picture was taken in June two years ago. You can see from the turbulence that the spring melting of snow is in full session. The river mellows out as it approaches Olympia, and it is quite a good salmon and steelhead river for those who enjoy fishing.
Its estuary is the Nisqually Wildlife Area, a great place for bird watching and nature hikes, and for kayakers a wonderful place to see a tidal estuary.
Living in this area is such a rush for the senses. We have so much natural beauty all around us, with rivers and lakes and mountains and saltwater beaches. I think sometimes we take for granted all that is around us. We see it daily and we forget just how beautiful it is here….then someone will come to visit and they will be in awe of it all, and we are reminded that we really do live in a natural paradise.
I picked this photo from hundreds I have of our majestic Pacific Northwest. I love Nature. To me, Nature exemplifies perfectly the Living Simple philosophy. Who needs to spend a lot of money for amusement when we have this in our very backyard?