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
Laura

Monday, May 25

For Barry

For my brother
Vietnam 1969
and all the many who gave their lives
to protect our country and our freedoms
Lest We Forget
~

Sunday, May 24

Simplicity

Rustling in the breeze
they spoke to me
~

Saturday, May 23

Friday, May 22

Illuminating

All aglow 
with light
  life
and hope
~

Thursday, May 21

Temporary Meadows

Trees grow fast
here in Washington State
logging is our mainstay
Sad as these cuts look 
wildflowers abound
and with pockets like this one
wildlife
always has a place to call home
~

Wednesday, May 20

Simple Beauty

Sometimes
beauty can be found
around the next corner
~

Tuesday, May 19

In the Shadows

In a far corner
 under our Laurel Tree
these sweet wildflowers grow
I crawled on in
captured their charm
and left them to live
happily
~

Monday, May 18

Hiding and On Her Anniversary

Mt St Helens erupted
35 years ago today
but she refused to come out
and play
~

Sunday, May 17

Peeking Out from Under

Reaching
for a place in the sun
~

Saturday, May 16

Heading Home

In that hushed moment in time
when day
entwines with night
~

Friday, May 15

Magical Moments

We all have them
favorite places
where our imaginations fly
and magic is made
~
 
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Thursday, May 14

A Wander

Dark days
persuade the imagination
to  wander
~

Wednesday, May 13

To Look is to See

On a bed of roses
on a bed of pine needles
beauty is everywhere
~

Tuesday, May 12

Coming Together

Wouldn't it be wonderful
if we could all
meet inbetween
~

Monday, May 11

Call of the Honeysuckle

Bright bold and beautiful 
like the hummingbirds
that love it so
~

Sunday, May 10

A Mother's Day Wish

To all mothers
everywhere
Happy Mother's Day
 
Mom
You've been gone most my life
but you've never left
my heart
~

Saturday, May 9

A Gentle Touch

The forest is filled
with wonders to discover
to hold in our memories 
forever
~

Friday, May 8

Pretty in Pink

Nature's
pure perfection
~

Thursday, May 7

Illuminating

Just as the sun was setting
it peeked out from behind dark clouds
giving gentle light
~
 
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Wednesday, May 6

Happy Little Bluebells

 Patches of open land
filled with sunshine
bluebells
and joy

Tuesday, May 5

Monday, May 4

Hidden Amongst the Green

Deep in the forest of green
this sweet little iris grows
It's a magical moment
when I rediscover it each and every Spring
~


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Sunday, May 3

Youngsters

The forest is exploding
with new life
~

Saturday, May 2

Bold and Beautiful

The always cheery
 Red Rhody
~

Friday, May 1

Among the Clouds

Like a bird
we can fly
we can if we try
if we close our eyes
to see the sky
~

Thursday, April 30

Tiny Burst of Color

A rainbow of color
bursting from one
itsy bitsy wildflower
~

Wednesday, April 29

Wandering the Gorge

Horsetail Falls
One of the many
along the Columbia River Gorge
~

Tuesday, April 28

In the Wild

Deep in the jungle
also known as our backyard
wildflowers rule
~

Monday, April 27

The Gorgeous Gorge

Whatever the weather
the Columbia River Gorge
is forever beautiful
~

Sunday, April 26

A Touch of Spring

Sprinkled 
in marshlands
along rivers creeks and streams
the yellow iris is all aglow
~

Saturday, April 25

Over the Cascades

Lenticular clouds
are from
another planet
~

Friday, April 24

Pixie Hollow

If you're very patient
and sit very still
you just may see
Pixies at play
~

Thursday, April 23

Wednesday, April 22

In Living Color

The wetlands we walk
are alive with color
Happy Dance
~
 
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Tuesday, April 21

Leafing Out

Baby leaves
grow up so fast
~

Monday, April 20

Shy and Demure

The Water Lily
 All abloom
at the wetlands
~

Sunday, April 19

Tucked Here and There

In the shade of tall trees just leafing out
next to streams full with Spring run-off
Wildflowers abound
~

Saturday, April 18

Of a Delicate Nature

And positively
pink
~
 
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Friday, April 17

Afternoon at the Lake

Blue skies
puffy white clouds
Tiny new leaves
sparkling in the sunlight
Peacefulness
that recharges the soul
~

Thursday, April 16

Spring Alive With Color

Everywhere
there is new life
and hope
~

Wednesday, April 15

Plums of Plenty

Delicate
petite 
  and brilliantly white
~

Tuesday, April 14

Monday, April 13

Woodland Wonders

Scattered among the fern and moss
Trillium bloom
~
 
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Sunday, April 12

Stormy Weather

 
Though dark and stormy
with little mouths to feed
the Osprey fly
~

Saturday, April 11

The Trouble With Tulips

They're so perfectly
perfect
and so lovely
I want to photograph
every one I see
~

Friday, April 10

Glorious Spring

When love
is in the air
and hearts
abound
~

Thursday, April 9

Shades of Purple

I have a passion
 for purple
~

Wednesday, April 8

Afternoon Glow

Flowers bring hope
laughter and love
~