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06 August 2013

Shimmering Gold in Olympic National Forest, Washington

We were walking through the dense Olympic National Forest in Washington following a trail through the decaying and rapidly growing forest. The northwest amazes me at how fast everything grows! The smells were verdant and intoxicating in the thick air. I turned to look behind me and saw a shimmer of gold through the deep green foliage. Curious as to what it could possibly be I started off to find the source. I found this little rocky creek catching the last rays of sunset turning it a liquid gold. Hope you like it.

Shimmering Gold
Nature photography of a golden water reflection shimmering in a green forest woodland.
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  1. Gorgeous! A truly spectacular image.

  2. How about 'liquid gold'? Texas T as Jed Clampett would say... omg, I just gave away my age....

  3. It really is shimmering. I am catching up on some of my favorite blogs and this photo was a nice surprise. :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by Mersad! Glad you liked it.

  4. I love the colors! I hope it was quiet enough there to hear the water flowing against the rocks and foliage.

    I'm glad to see you posting again!

    1. Thanks Anita! Yes, it was very quiet. I found this gem in Olympic National Park and there wasn't a soul around.


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