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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]

PHOTOS: Orcas swim past Three Tree Point during amazing summer sunset

PHOTOS: Orcas swim past Three Tree Point during amazing summer sunset

Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer wandered out to take a few photos of a smoke-tinted sunset when some neighbors alerted him to some Orca whales swimming past Burien’s Three Tree Point on Friday night,... [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]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s low tide walk at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s low tide walk at Seahurst Park Beach

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos and story: This is an amazing time of the year. Lowest tides of the year are in June with some of the lowest this week. Saturday morning (June 18)... [Read more]

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo which shows the Sun trying to peek through Thursday evening (May 26) over Vashon Island, as seen from Burien (click image to see larger version):  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: Gregory Heights residents want to share their beautiful Foxglove

PHOTOS: Gregory Heights residents want to share their beautiful Foxglove

Burien homeowners Tom and Linda Dike invite the community to drive by and see the beautiful foxglove growing along their picket fence, located at the corner of 12th Ave SW & SW 160th Street in Gregory... [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]