Old Mill Park

I can’t tell you how many times I have driven through Silverdale, rain coming down, and sun shining over Dyes Inlet… wishing that I had my camera so I could stop and try to capture some of the beauty of a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest.


It happened again this past Saturday. But this time I not only had my camera but I also had Taylor with me– which meant a perfect excuse for a pit stop at the beach before making our way to the folks’!


I decided to stop at the Old Mill Park. I had never been there before so it was about time that I crossed it off of my list of places to explore. The park features a huge piece of old saw machinery… I don’t remember what it was, but it was old and rusty–which equals awesome in my book!


The park is surrounded by wetlands full of cattails, pussy willow trees, and croaking frogs.


Sara and I were just talking about pussy willow trees earlier so I was excited to find these, especially with the little water drop jewels.


There were even a few cherry trees still in bloom along the edge of the beach.


I love pussy willow trees and cherry blossoms, but what really drew me to the park was the view of Dyes Inlet. My photos just don’t do it justice.



Even on a rainy and what some may call a dreary day, I can’t get over the beauty.