I'm a free spirited aging hippie
who loves talking to flowers, chasing rainbows
and photographing all the beauty that surrounds us
Thanks for taking a peek into my little world

Friday, November 27

Endless Beauty

We live just beyond the shadow of
Mt St Helens
watching her ever changing moods
loving her endless beauty

Thursday, November 26

Giving Thanks

I'm quite the hermit
reaching out isn't easy for me
 On this our Thanksgiving Day
I'd like to say
 Thank You 
for your friendships
encouragement and kindnesses
they mean the world to me
Happy Thanksgiving
may we all find and live in peace

Wednesday, November 25

Pale Moon Rising

New growth among the still present devastation
near Mt St Helens

Tuesday, November 24

All Is Calm

A heavy mist
lay on the waters
of the Columbia River
silencing all

Monday, November 23

Wisps of Wonder

Forever in awe
of nature's
unconditional beauty
purity and mystique

Sunday, November 22

Pretty in Pink

Mt St Helens
and Mt Adams on left
came out to play
in the setting sun

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Saturday, November 21

Lasting Memories

Millions of trees
blown down and scattered
from the 1980 eruption
of Mt St Helens

Friday, November 20

Peeking Through

Mt St Helens
playing hide and seek
with the fog bank below
I love it
when she does this

Thursday, November 19

Crossing the Columbia

Morning fog
Disguising the world
to fit our dreams

Wednesday, November 18

Life Eternal

And still birds sing at first light
while flowers bloom for pure delight
rivers course with endless flow
and day gives way to evenings glow

Tuesday, November 17

Last Light

A young tree
readying for the long winter ahead
in the last tiny bit
of daylight

Monday, November 16

Silent Snow

First snow of season
it was good to feel
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Sunday, November 15

Peace and Love

When sadness and strife
enter our lives
we look for a place of calm where
we can try to make sense of
what we cannot make sense of
But what we do find 
in our hearts is that
 peace and love
do exist  

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Saturday, November 14

Friday, November 13

Cozy Quarters

Cuddling snugly from the cold
in a small crevice 
of a tree
gotten old

Thursday, November 12

Autumn Joy

Leaves dried and crisp
resting haphazardly 
 on a bench
at the wetlands where we walk
brings me quiet joy

Wednesday, November 11

A Day of Thanks

With much appreciation
to all veterans
and would be veterans
With love to my brother
one of many who never made it home
I miss you dearly

Tuesday, November 10

Heading Home

No matter where
we may roam
it's always good
coming home

Monday, November 9

Golden Glow

Windswept and summer sun bleached
to golden perfection
aglow in the Autumn light

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Sunday, November 8

Sunset Silhouette

As dusk falls 
the sun breaks through 
lighting the western skies

Saturday, November 7

Raindrops Gently Falling

Soft and gentle 
yet best enjoyed
from under an umbrella 

Friday, November 6

Misty Mornings

 There's a certain something
that draws me to
when all is so calm
so quiet
so beautifully surreal
Coldwater Lake
Mt St Helens

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Thursday, November 5

Wednesday, November 4

Tuesday, November 3

Rolling Down the River

The ever beautiful
Columbia River Gorge
looking over at Oregon

Monday, November 2

Rushing Waters

Recent heavy rains
gave local streams
purpose again

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Sunday, November 1

Calm Waters

before the storm
Coldwater Lake
Mt St Helens 

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Saturday, October 31

The Great Escape

Beware of the ghouls goblins and ghosts 
for they've come out to play
on this their favorite
Halloween Day
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30


 Sitting listening
 to the quiet roar
of falls falling
Horsetail Falls
Columbia River Gorge

Thursday, October 29

Autumn Hues

The vibrancy
of light and color
dancing in unison 

Wednesday, October 28

Rolling Along

leading to somewhere
once upon a time

Tuesday, October 27

Stop Look and Listen

The rumble of
 massive power
is sheer magnificence

Monday, October 26

Sculpted by Nature

Art work
only nature can achieve

Sunday, October 25

A Golden Farewell

When the sun touched 
 this little bundle 
giving them a golden glow
it gave me pause
 to be thankful
for a summer filled with their beauty

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Saturday, October 24

The Quiet Beauty of Eastern Washington

Rolling hills
that go on and on
with the Columbia River far below
 Mt Hood to the west
 faintly showing through
with a wee bit of snow

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Friday, October 23

An Autumn Walk

A walk through autumn woods
listening to the sounds 
breathing in the day
is one of life's 
simple pleasures

Thursday, October 22

Below the Falls

The downstream journey 
gently flowing
from far above 

Wednesday, October 21

Cliffs Along the Columbia

Majestic basalt cliffs 
line the Columbia River
just east of the
Columbia River Gorge

Tuesday, October 20

Hung Over

piled high 
or drifting by
Autumn leaves must fall

Monday, October 19

From Forests to Vastness

Just east of the 
Columbia River Gorge
everything changes
except the beauty

Sunday, October 18

Storm Over Stonehenge

Wonderfully stormy day
at Stonehenge 
in Washington State

Saturday, October 17

Light Play

A piece of puffy fluff
that was once 
a lovely wildflower
transcends all boundaries 

Friday, October 16

A Beautiful Day

And a beautiful way
to spend
our 34th Anniversary

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Thursday, October 15

The Dry Side

The east side of the Cascades
has a surprisingly dry climate
Where the west side is much soggier 
making for very different vegetation
I love them both

Wednesday, October 14


In a sea
of tranquility 

Tuesday, October 13

Monday, October 12

Sunday, October 11

Nature Made

I am forever in awe
of the intricate beauty 
and sheer perfection
Mother Nature offers