Summer Full Blood Moon over Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier National Park
14,410 feet above sea level, (4392 meters), she is known to the local Puyallup Tribal Nation as Mt. Tahoma or “Takhoma.” That is how I like to refer to her. Centrally located in the Pacific Northwest, her mountain sprite watches over the region. Six local tribes use resources to this day from this dormant volcano. They’re the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin Island, Muckleshoot, Yakama, and Cowlitz tribes. Ten years ago, the Puyallup Tribal Reservation was where I called home for a few years. Lived on a Salmon River called Clear Creek. Plus a condo on the Thea Foss Waterway located on Commencement Bay of the Puget Sound. If you click on the below map link you will find all these locations.
Sound remote? Well, take a look at the map links. The Reservation is located on one of the busiest Pacific Sea ports. Port of Tacoma is the third largest port on the Pacific Coast. Port of Tacoma map link: Port of Tacoma, Washington, and website: Port of Tacoma Website
I digress and reside well off track. Full moon from this July 27, 2018. That is the topic. Climbed many times, but not to the summit, yet. The lunar event is called a “Buck Moon” because it occurs around the time of year that buck deer’s antlers start to grow. Check out another post on a, “piebald,” colored deer I photographed near Mt. Rainier/Tahoma. The Blood Moon is an eclipse event causing a red tint. The moon appeared to be climbing the face of the mountain along with me.
Now, I live in the valley of this wonderful volcano that erupted over 1000 years ago. Along the Puyallup River that begins in the glaciers of this revered mountain. Thanks for looking and these views are for you. Click here for Official Mt. Rainier National Park web page.
Mt Rainier, Mt Rainier Northeast Face
Mt Rainier Northeast Face
Mt Rainier Northeast Face
From the Enumclaw Plateau, Enumclaw, WA
Thea Foss Memorial Waterway
Tacoma, Washington, USA
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My condo is in the background.
From the bridge.
Fun with edits.
This is the Foss Waterway Bridge. Also known as the 11th Street Bridge
Quack at the wood ship.
From the Museum of Glass
Museum of Glass
Thanks for taking a look. ShaneFx
Looking out the window, I’m jolted. Did I see what I just saw? Now pressed against the
CLICK HERE Memorial Waterway
glass, I saw the largest Rubber Ducky. An overcast day, but the pictures were calling. Snapped a few in the afternoon, but waited until dark for the good shots. A small tug boat tows the large fowl.
In February 2018, saw a white Black-tail deer with two regular Black-tail/Mule deer, but only for a second. Went back a couple of times without success. Found tracks, followed to their water supply and waited.
Approximately, 100+ yards away, raining, windy and just enough light. A little luck and…she walked up near my cover in the bushes. The quality of the shots are low, because I was excited. Some call it, “Buck Fever.” Haven’t needed to fill the freezer in many years, so now the hunt is about photographs.
The coloring is called, “Piebald.” This female was with two yearlings hidden in the brush off camera view. They were normal colored Mule deers, with black-tails.
These species of deer are common in the Pacific Northwest. The white fur is not.
Found these three near Mount Rainier National Park located in Washington State. Have a good one wildlife fans!
Mule deer/Black-tail deer
Piebald Mule deer
Mt. Rainier National Park
Fun off-road logging road.