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PHOTOS: Predator bird, flowers…and a barge full of scrapped cars

PHOTOS: Predator bird, flowers…and a barge full of scrapped cars

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of budding/blooming flowers (was the Groundhog wrong?), along with a beautiful, gliding predator bird (perhaps an immature bald eagle?) along with a passing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

Courtesy Author/Photographer George Matthew Cole comes these great photos that showcase the beauty of our region (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): A view of Mount Rainier from a neighborhood... [Read more]

VIDEO: Amazing footage of Bald Eagle hunting Duck on Lake Burien

VIDEO: Amazing footage of Bald Eagle hunting Duck on Lake Burien

Courtesy Anna Neubauer comes this amazing footage showing a bald eagle hunting a duck on Lake Burien last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4. Watch how this awesome bird of prey repeatedly dive bombs what is most... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beautiful views seen while flying out of Sea-Tac Airport

PHOTOS: Beautiful views seen while flying out of Sea-Tac Airport

Courtesy resident Elston Hill: Wednesday (Dec. 20) was a great day to be taking off from Sea-Tac Airport – great view of Burien! First picture you can see Lake Burien in the foreground (click images... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos showing the fog around our region. “The fog this morning reduced visibility in much of Burien to only a few feet and the Sound was completely... [Read more]

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow Tuesday morning? Elston Hill did

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow Tuesday morning? Elston Hill did

Did you see the amazing rainbow that seemingly heralded the start of  ‘The Great Dark’ season Tuesday morning, Oct. 17? Elston Hill did, and he captured it in two photos that we did our best... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Could it be we’re seeing the last of the sunshine (for a while at least)?

PHOTOS: Could it be we’re seeing the last of the sunshine (for a while at least)?

By Elston Hill On Sunday morning (Oct. 15), there were no clouds in the sky. Mount Rainier beckoned from a golden sky with planes flying past. Contrails were orange. There was a crescent moon. The regional... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A lovely fall evening at Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: A lovely fall evening at Three Tree Point

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these photos, showing a lovely fall evening at Burien’s Three Tree Point on Sunday, Sept. 24 (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

Some recent photographic awesomeness from resident Elston Hill: On Friday (Sept. 1), The Virginia V. – built in 1922 when roads were frequently impassable – cruised past Burien’s shores. This... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

Story & Photos by Elston Hill We in Burien are so fortunate to have the Northwest vegetation and temperate climate, which attracts all kinds of wildlife into our backyards. Sitting in our backyard... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

From Elston Hill comes more great photos showing our strange smoky skies, courtesy wildfires in British Columbia being pushed our way by a southerly wind. On Thursday morning, Vashon and Blake Island... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the recent smoky skies in Burien: “I was startled when we got home at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The sky looked yucky. Very hazy and/or dirty. Turns out... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area…

PHOTOS: Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area…

Story & Photos by Elston Hill Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area during most of our growing season. Burien resident Shon Robinson (pictured below) specializes in assisting people plant... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great photos of a Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point on Saturday afternoon, July 29 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): A... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Golden hour views from Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Golden hour views from Burien’s Three Tree Point

Photographer Aaron Wells shot these great photos over the course of a very enjoyable ‘golden hour’ at Three Tree Point Saturday evening (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): A... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

Elston Hill has done it again – this time capturing an amazing power of a lightning strike and its reflection in Puget Sound, photographed from Burien on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. “We seem to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great photos showcase region’s beauty through sunsets & tug boats

PHOTOS: Great photos showcase region’s beauty through sunsets & tug boats

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos – all shot in Burien this last weekend – showcasing our region with beautiful sunsets, tug boats, barges and a sailboat (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken from his Burien home on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21. “This is the rainiest and coldest winter/spring in 30 years,” Elston said.... [Read more]

How healthy are salmon in our local creeks and watershed? Find out April 6

How healthy are salmon in our local creeks and watershed? Find out April 6

How healthy are the salmon in our local creeks and watershed? Come to the Burien Community Center from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 to hear findings from the Community Salmon Investigation (CSI)... [Read more]

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: 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]