Along Long Lake, Washington, USA by Brie A. Edwards

I was really not sure what to take photos of this week. I seem to keep taking photos of plants recently because they are right outside my door and not the bland suburban landscape that surrounds me. I am getting a bit bored with plant/flower macro photos and need to expand what my photo taking subjects again.

With that in mind, I took a drive just to the west of where I live along Long Lake and through Tum Tum., Washington I had not been out in the direction for many years and it was interesting to me to refresh my mind on what the area looks like.

Long Lake is having a bit of an algae problem at the moment on one of it’s shores. Ecologists are trying to find out what is causing it. Other than that, it is a pretty area and very quiet. There were some water skiers, swimmers, and people fishing on Long Lake but it wasn’t a noisy crowd at all.

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Near Suncrest, Washington on Long Lake.

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Rocky hills that still show some scars from fires years ago via the skeletal trees on them.

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Brush and trees are starting to have leaves change and fall off due to a mixture of very hot summer and autumn setting in.

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You can see some of the algae I spoke of across Long lake in this photo. It spans that whole side of the lake. It is also a little hazy due to wildfires in different areas of the state.

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Looking further west at Long Lake. It goes on toward the Spokane Indian Reservation before becoming a river connecting to the Columbia River.

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A quick photo near the location of the area I posted photos of last time. Now everything is turning fall colours and going yellow/brown.

You can see more pf my photos here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/shadownlitephoto/

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