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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]

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 →

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]

PHOTO: Did you see the last ‘Super Moon’ of 2016?

PHOTO: Did you see the last ‘Super Moon’ of 2016?

Resident Elston Hill shared this great photo of the last “Super Moon” of 2016, of which he says: “This is the last super moon of the year setting this morning at 7:00 a.m. over Vashon... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Local Photographer Aaron Wells captures beauty of snow in the city

PHOTOS: Local Photographer Aaron Wells captures beauty of snow in the city

As snow fell over the Puget Sound area overnight, local photographer Aaron Wells explored the city’s favorite spots to capture the moment. See more of Aaron’s work here: http://aaronwells.us,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of a fresh dusting of snow on the Olympic Mountains, as photographed from his Burien home on Monday morning, Nov. 28 (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Beautiful scenes of Fall abound around B-Town

PHOTOS: Beautiful scenes of Fall abound around B-Town

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the beauty of Fall around B-Town. The first photoss were taken on a recent morning as a little bit of sunrise leaked through to light up Vashon... [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]