Lake Crescent Lodge

2019 The Year of Lakeside Dreaming in January: Week 2

As I type this on Saturday afternoon the sun is shining, birds are chirping and if I close my eyes I can almost pretend I’m sitting in the lovely sun room at the Lake Crescent Lodge in the Olympic National Park.  I’ve already written a few posts about our strange, warm winter here in the PNW and it looks like the trend will continue a little while longer.  In fact Friday’s 61 degrees set a record for the warmest January 11th in Seattle history.  Wow.

Looking through my picture gallery above you might wonder why you’re seeing images from September instead of views from last week.  Well, there were two main reasons I decided to take on another 365 photo challenge, one was to finally share some of the thousands of new images hiding out in my photo roll and the other was to push myself to start writing again.  Even if it was just little, chatty updates from my week the practice would be good so here we are looking back on a warm September afternoon while I type a post in January.

As for my week it was a busy one filled with extra work hours and long afternoons trapped in rush hour slowdowns.  Audiobooks are my lifeline in the car and thanks to our local library I can usually work my way through an author’s catalog from beginning to end.  This season I’ve been listening to a lot of Christopher Moore and by friday afternoon I’d finished The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. There wasn’t a lot of opportunity for photography although I did take a few new images for use later and when I had a free minute I thought back to this trip with Ryan when we were beginning to practice portrait photography for his Senior Pictures.

As with past year-long photo challenges I don’t plan to post here every day, I’ll save that for my Instagram and Twitter accounts, but you faithful blog readers will get one weekly recap every Sunday.


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13 thoughts on “2019 The Year of Lakeside Dreaming in January: Week 2

    1. He cracks me up too, Jim and Skinner the dog is a great character! I have so many favorite quotes but very few I could share here without some kind of swear-word warning. 🙂 Your’s is a good one!
      p.s. Chris Moore is a fun follow on Twitter @TheAuthorGuy


  1. Hi, it’s Amy. Just wandered in from Twitter. I’m thinking about a photo a day challenge for 2020. I am curious about your post like this one that is a wrap-up of the week. Are you adding these photos to your media library on wordpress and then making a gallery? Thanks!

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    1. Hi, Amy! Yes, that’s exactly how I do these wrap-up posts. The short-and -sweet daily social media posts combined with one longer weekly wrap up works best for me. I put each weeks’ photos into my media library and then in the gallery settings I like mosaic tiles with full image resolution best. I do reduce image size to 25% of original before uploading to save space. I can’t wait to see what you do with your upcoming challenge and please don’t hesitant to reach out with questions as you continue to plan!

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      1. Thanks very much for this detailed answer. I am taking notes over the course of this year to kind of think over how I would approach it.
        It’s looking like 2020 will be a busy year, which is all well and good, but I’d like to have a photography project that I can manage and enjoy as so much else churns around me. Thanks for your encouragement!

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    1. We love the lodge, especially relaxing around the wonderful fireplace. 🙂 I haven’t camped around the lake yet but we’ve rented some great places closer to Forks so we could explore the coast. Believe it or not we can enjoy Lake Crescent and hiking at Hurricane Ridge in long day trips but an overnight in Port Angeles is always nice too when the days get too long. 🙂

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      1. I’m a little green with envy! Hurricane Ridge is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I would never tire of those views! We only spent an afternoon in Port Angeles, but it seem like a cool town.

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