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! 

6 comments:

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.

Yoko

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!