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PHOTOS: Recent storm over ‘The Brothers’ & Orcas in Puget Sound

PHOTOS: Recent storm over ‘The Brothers’ & Orcas in Puget Sound

Courtesy Elston Hill comes more great photos of the beauty of our region as seen from Burien: First, a storm hits ‘The Brothers’ peaks in the Olympic Mountains Saturday morning (click images... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Crows vs Raptors in the wind

PHOTOS: Crows vs Raptors in the wind

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great wildlife photos taken in Burien on Monday, March 20. Elston says: “Yesterday it was windy. When it is windy, the raptors arrive. Strangely, a bald eagle and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: What was that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday?

PHOTOS: What was that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday?

Did you see that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday? Well, courtesy Elston Hill and Aaron Wells come these great photos documenting the setting of that foreign body, which hasn’t... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline managed to avoid some of the recent, seemingly relentless torrent of raindrops and capture some great photos of some local Trilliums just starting to bloom. “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of a mudslide in the upper parking lot at Burien’s Seahurst Park, taken on Tuesday, March 14: “Barriers have been placed to close off at least two-thirds... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Golden glow of a sunset & crow as seen from Burien Monday evening

PHOTOS: Golden glow of a sunset & crow as seen from Burien Monday evening

Courtesy Elston Hill comes more amazing photos of the golden glow of a March sunset on Puget Sound, as well as a crow (perhaps flying to roost in/near Tukwila?), as seen from his Burien home on Monday... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo gallery taken on ‘another dreary day’ in Burien: Another dreary day. Can you believe it? We just spent a month in Wyoming and Alberta. Cold? Yes. But it... [Read more]

PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo of big puffy clouds Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 22) seen over the Ro-Ro Carrier North Star on its 1600 mile voyage to Tacoma from Anchorage as it passed Blake Island. FYI,... [Read more]

PHOTO: Snow covered Olympics with dramatic clouds as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Snow covered Olympics with dramatic clouds as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes another amazing photo taken from his home in Burien, this time showing some dramatic clouds over the gorgeous, snow-covered Olympic Mountains on Monday night, Jan. 16... [Read more]

PHOTO: Dramatic Moonset over Olympic Mountains as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Dramatic Moonset over Olympic Mountains as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this photo of a dramatic Moonset over the Olympic Mountains, as photographed from his Burien home early Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Duwamish Head Sailboat Race sails past Burien shores

PHOTOS: Duwamish Head Sailboat Race sails past Burien shores

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes more amazing photos, this time documenting Saturday’s Duwamish Head Race, which sailed past the shores of Burien. According to race sponsor Three Tree Point Yacht... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Winter sunrise and sunset at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Winter sunrise and sunset at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline went down to Three Tree Point Thursday morning (Jan. 5) to watch the sunrise. “Planes were landing from the south,” Elston said. “But before... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Snow turns area into New Year’s Winter Wonderland

PHOTOS: Snow turns area into New Year’s Winter Wonderland

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of the overnight snow that hit the Burien area, and to which most of us awoke to on New Year’s Day 2017 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): If... [Read more]

PHOTO: Panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great panoramic photo of the snow-topped Olympic Mountains, as seen from Burien at sunrise on Friday, Dec. 16 (click image to see larger version, or download the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Fishing boat and Orcas spotted off shores of Burien Thursday

PHOTOS: Fishing boat and Orcas spotted off shores of Burien Thursday

Resident Elston Hill took some great photos Thursday afternoon (Oct. 20) of fishing boats and Orcas from his Burien home. “We had fishing boats this morning and this afternoon,” Elston said.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Alpenglow’ phenomenon spotted from Burien

PHOTOS: ‘Alpenglow’ phenomenon spotted from Burien

Resident Elston Hill sent us these beautiful photos he took from his Burien home, showing an ‘Alpenglow’ on Wednesday morning, Oct. 12. According to Wikipedia, an Alpenglow is: “An optical... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

Resident Elston Hill shares these photos, saying that the reddish sunset over ‘The Brothers’ mountains on Tuesday night (Aug. 23) must be from forest fires in the Olympics (click images to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of two gorgeous sunsets as seen from Burien over the last two days (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Closeups of a beautiful Hummingbird visiting a Burien backyard

PHOTOS: Closeups of a beautiful Hummingbird visiting a Burien backyard

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of a recent visitor to his Burien garden – a likely Rufous Hummingbird. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: [NOTE: If you think... [Read more]

Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Show, Chili Cook-Off winners announced

Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Show, Chili Cook-Off winners announced

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Photos courtesy Elston Hill Congrats to the following Father’s Day Car and Motorcycle Show participants, who ended up taking home an award for their... [Read more]

PHOTO: ‘Why I love Burien’ – crab pots stacked in neighbor’s driveway

PHOTO: ‘Why I love Burien’ – crab pots stacked in neighbor’s driveway

Resident Elston Hill shares this story and photo of why he loves living in Burien: The other night I knew why I loved Burien. We arrived at Sea-Tac at 10:30 p.m. and it was a zoo. Crazy with so many people.... [Read more]

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great panoramic photo of Puget Sound showing some nice puffy clouds over Vashon and Blake Island on Saturday morning (May 21) shot from the hills above Three Tree... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Boats, bees & beauty around Burien during recent warm weather

PHOTOS: Boats, bees & beauty around Burien during recent warm weather

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos – of boats, bees and beauty in our region over the recent warm days (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): Workers and queens... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Wildlife, flowers, seaplane, humans spotted at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Wildlife, flowers, seaplane, humans spotted at Seahurst Park Beach

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos – of wildlife, flowers, a seaplane and even humans(!) – enjoying Burien’s amazing Seahurst Park Beach last weekend (click images to see... [Read more]