Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the western side of San Juan Island.
Historical info on the lighthouse found at this link: Lighthouse Friends.
I was interested to read that a Spanish explorer named the islands San Juan and Orcas in honor of his benefactor, a Mexican Viceroy by the name of Juan Vincente de Guemes Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo (Orcas coming from Horcasitas, which suggests that Orcas whales are named for the island, where they can often be spotted, and not the other way around! 


Linda W. said...

Nice shot - I like how you framed the lighthouse in the trees. It's been years since I've visited this island.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wonderful capture of a wonderful place!

stardust said...

A charming little lighthouse framed by the trees. I like the blueness of the sea and the sky in the photo.


Spare Parts and Pics said...

What a gorgeous little light house!! Great photo.

Felicia said...

such a pretty spot. great image.

Electric | Journal said...

Lime Kiln is one of my very favorite lighthouses. Gorgeous photograph!