Category Archives: Photography

The Sun Kisses the Clouds Goodnight

A summer evening drive with my husband. We park on the shore of a lake unknown. The sun dips below the Olympic Mountains. A breeze stirs the lake moving the bugs away. The warm air cooling. Twilight approaches. Hints of cedar … Continue reading

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Welcome to Western Skunk Cabbage Season

If you’re not familiar with Skunk Cabbage, welcome. They show up in early spring. The pod-like flowers give off enough heat to melt surrounding snow. They love swampy, forest wetlands, and grow wild. While theses flowers look delightful, their delightful … Continue reading

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Crater Lake National Park

This week’s post is in celebration of National Park Week. Last week I browsed through some old family photo albums. I discovered photographs taken by my mother and grandmother in the summer of 1940. The family vacationed in Oregon and … Continue reading

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Woodpecker Lumber

The hammering stopped. My husband opened the lid. A 20-pound bag of peanuts spilled into the new bird feeder. He stepped back to join me. Dappled sunlight filtered through the cedar branches landing on the feeder. A Stellar’s Jay’s raucous … Continue reading

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The Oregon Coast

The mist embraced the coastline like lovers watching the sunset. The waves caressed the beach with whispered promises. Wafts of warm, salty air strolled up the hillsides, seagulls calling in the distance. This little blog site launched six years ago … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Pea, Not the Fairy Tale

I placed the warm blankets on the bare mattress. Not a cat to be seen. One more load of laundry and three flights of stairs to our apartment in West Seattle. Basket on my hip, I entered our apartment, crossed … Continue reading

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Little Big Horn

The Little Big Horn River wends it way through grassy knolls and rolling hills. Great expanses of blue sky dome the coulees and valley on either side of the river. Heat mirages wavers in the air. Herds of sun soaked … Continue reading

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