Sandra Peery of Marysville took this photo at Picture Lake near Mount Shuksan in October. "There was snow on the ground a week before I took this, when I went back the beautiful fall colors were out," Peery said.
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Steve Lightle of Lake Stevens took this photo at Cedar Creek grist mill near Woodland. "This is a location I have visited several times to photograph the Grist Mill. On this particular day I found the fog, fallen leaves and the creek itself more interesting," Lightle said.
Lynda Laughlin of Marysville took this photo of the North Fork Stillaguamish River from Arlington/Darrington Road just east of Oso in October. Laughlin said the fall colors were stunning this year. And, although the fog was tiresome, it did add its own uniqueness to the photo.
Kelly Cole of Mukilteo took this photo of sunset over Silver Lake from Emory's, "a place where the view is always spectacular and never gets old," Cole said.