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Raymond Pics 2020
1/10/2020 High water on the Willapa River. This river is a
tidewater. Water quality is described as 'brackish'. Partly
salt-water. Ironically, the town of Raymond, Wa. gets its drinking water
from it by means of a filtering station. Coming out of the faucet, the
water appears cloudy. Safe to drink says the city council. So far
I've been drinking this tap-water for the past 2 and 1/2 years as have all the
citizens of this remote little town. With regards to the property in this photo,
it sees the river water up to its doorstep every year during winter months. I
have yet to see the home itself become flooded.
1/10/2020 The downriver shot from taken from my balcony. I record
this shot at different times of the year to mark how the view changes with
seasons, weather and river flood waters.
1/ 14/2020 First snowfall this winter. Temperature = low 30's. (°F)
1/14/2020 Looking downriver on this snowy day
1/14/2020 The downriver shot again at sunset. Snowfall had momentarily
ceased. Notice the river water level. This level is determined by ocean
tides as well as storms coming in from the Pacific.
1/21/2020. Another high water day as viewed from my balcony.
1/23/2020. More high water today. Dense rainfall combined with wind
gusts up to 14 mph. A good day to stay inside.
It's now spring and I
haven't made any additions since January 23.
5/21/2020 Wierd Day. Rain. Hail. Sun breaks out. then the sun goes
down over the hill behind the trees and in front of the clouds.
through. June and most of July were wet and cool, then, mid July,
all of a sudden it feels like summer with temps in the 80's (°F) and lots of
8/2/2020 The Blackberry bushes bordering the property are seemingly
impenetrable. For those willing to brave the thorns, this is the time to
harvest the berries. Numerous scratches and tears in my epidermis serve as
dues paid for taking the (otherwise free) berries. Once the scars
heal and the memory of the pain fades the taste of these sweet and tart berries
serve as reward.
Sept. 3, 2020
was warm for this area. About 88°F. When the sun had dropped down below the
hill, I snapped these two shots. Hand held. iso 400 using my Nikon D7000.
Sept. 10, 2020 Afternoon. Old Sol burns a hole through the smoky air.
Wild fires from afar fog our town. Taste-smell of burning brush and timber.
Sept. 10, 2020 Afternoon. Like above but looking down river.
Sept. 12, 2020 Afternoon by the North fork bridge on the Willapa.
This area is still blanketed in smoke from wildfires happening around the
Pacific North West.
9/12/2020 getting under the bridge.
9/12/2020looking down the length of it, under the bridge. Left Side.
9/12/2020 Smoky atmosphere over Riverdale, Wa. On the other side of hwy
101, my neighborhood.
9/12/2020 On the bridge
9/12/2020 On the bridge
9/12/2020 from the bridge looking east
9/12/2020 condemned house in background. It's being used as a flop house for
itinerants passing through mostly on foot wearing backpacks. The cops
watch it closely.
9/12/2020 Night Shots
hint: click on thumbnail to view image full size.
9/13/2020 more smoky atmosphere
9/14/2020 More Smoky Air. Under the bridge, left side.
9/14/2020 Same bridge, right side.