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PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron enjoys meal, and shrimp season opens

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron enjoys meal, and shrimp season opens

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken this weekend from/in Burien and showing two different ways of catching seafood in Puget Sound. First, some dramatic photos of a Great Blue Heron enjoying... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The beauty of The Brothers at sunset, a Stellar’s Jay & a passing ship

PHOTOS: The beauty of The Brothers at sunset, a Stellar’s Jay & a passing ship

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these breathtaking photos showing our region’s beauty in all its glory – from The Brothers at sunset to a Stellar’s Jay to a passing ship. Click images to view... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos taken in his yard on Saturday of birds taking baths. “Love these cloudy and drizzly days for taking pictures.” Click images to view larger versions/slideshow:  Read More →

PHOTOS: Drizzle, fog and calm waters make for great photos

PHOTOS: Drizzle, fog and calm waters make for great photos

The drizzle, fog, and very calm waters continue – although expect a change with big winds on Saturday – providing a great backdrop to Elston Hill, who shot these great photos from and in Burien recently. Click... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘If you want a Trillum plant . . . buy one that has been legally grown’

LETTER: ‘If you want a Trillum plant . . . buy one that has been legally grown’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: Your blog just posted... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Abundance of Trillium seen during recent WABI Weekday Walk

PHOTOS: Abundance of Trillium seen during recent WABI Weekday Walk

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing an abundance of Trilliums – a sure sign that spring has sprung – seen during a recent WABI Burien Weekday Walk through Walker Preserve in Normandy... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

Did you see the sunrise Tuesday morning (March 13)? It was beautiful! Here are some photos – first, from Marc Milrod (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): And more, courtesy Robbie Howell:  Read More →

PHOTOS: Debris recovery ship, ferry boat & setting Moon seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Debris recovery ship, ferry boat & setting Moon seen from Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, all taken from his viewpoint in Burien. The first is a strange-looking ship that came down south along Burien’s shores on Monday (Feb. 26), then made... [Read more]

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]