Pacific Northwest

Sun-dappled trail through forest.

When I visit my parents on Whidbey Island, I like to spend as much time as possible on the beach or where there is a view of the saltwater. But I also want to spend time with my stepdad, and what he loves to do is walk forest trails.

Touches of Color in Pacific Northwest Trees

Out West, in the land of conifers, we don’t have the color spectacle that blesses New England this time of year. But our few wild deciduous shrubs and trees do add some lovely accents to our evergreen forests and browning grasslands (…)