In years past, whenever Creighton and I traveled we’d make a point to send postcards to family and friends – postcards with images that reflected the spirit and beauty of the places we were visiting. Selecting the postcards was part of the fun!
Postcards with images featuring the natural beauty of the place, still are my favorites. Above is a shot I took a few years ago on a quiet morning walk on the western shore of Lake Tahoe.
Another kind of postcard image tells the history of a place, like this one of Silver Beach Resort at Spirit Lake, Idaho – well off the beaten path.
Then there are monuments and buildings – structures that define a place. A lovely winter sundown provided the soft tones for this shot of the Washington Monument, taken from the Lincoln Memorial.
A marvel of human engineering and cooperative financial planning, this bridge spans the mouth of the Columbia River, connecting Astoria, Oregon to the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State.
When I first saw the above image captured on a visit to Crater Lake, I thought to myself this is Picture Postcard Perfect!
Orcas Island, Washington was our vacation destination for over thirty years. We bicycled all the San Juan Islands that were accessible by ferry, and visited state parks, found places to get the best cinnamon buns and ice cream, and waited for hours at Lime Kiln (San Juan Island) to see if the resident pod of Orca Whales would pass by.
Sunsets over Waldron and Saturna Islands almost always are stunning. A paddle boarder silhouetted in the glow added another dimension of perfection to this scene.
I hope you enjoy this virtual visit to some beautiful sights in the USA. Thanks to Ana at Anvica’s gallery for suggesting this fun challenge!
Wishing everyone safe travels. Please be kind and stay safe.🐾