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

Saturday, July 4

Friday, July 3

A Bright Delight

I've always loved honeysuckle
with their fragrant bursts of color
They grow in the wooded area
of the wetlands
This year in great profusion
~

Thursday, July 2

Still Waters

Of sky and water
and hot summer days
~

Wednesday, July 1

Morning Light

Cool mornings are a blessing
on these warm summer days
~

Tuesday, June 30

Afloat

Lily Pads
and one little Water Lily
afloat
at the Wetlands
~

Monday, June 29

Shades of White

As the Sun touched the Rose
Shades of a Rainbow
Danced along its Edges
~
 
Sharing with Sweet Shot

Sunday, June 28

Early Morning Flight

 
Watching Osprey
at the wetlands
in the morning light
~

Saturday, June 27

Whispers of Blue

Refreshing to the eye
when temperatures fly
~

Friday, June 26

Remains of Yesterday

A lonely stretch of fence
is all that remains
of lives lived
yesterday
~

Thursday, June 25

Wednesday, June 24

Dreaming

Of rose buds
waiting to open
~

Tuesday, June 23

Hearing the Past

It sits silent now
but if you listen with your heart
you'll hear the once upon a time
  beautiful music
~

Monday, June 22

In the Wild

Our woodlands are alive
with color
and I cannot walk through
without smiling
~

Sunday, June 21

Celebrating Summer

Sunshine and sunsets
flowers in full bloom
white billowing clouds
lazy afternoons
Celebrating Summer Solstice
~

Saturday, June 20

Locked in the Past

Hidden away in plain sight 
from days long gone
and all but forgotten
~

Friday, June 19

Summer's Charm

   Its beauty is everywhere
making hearts swell
smiles form without warning
and that overwhelming feeling
of euphoria
Breathe it in
~

Thursday, June 18

Blowing in the Wind

Bright pink
against a deep blue sky
this featherlike cloud appeared
Then ever so quickly
  it vanished
~

Wednesday, June 17

Feeling a Bit Shy

Look up 
  little sunflower
 and you will find
the day
and the world
can be
sunny and kind
~

Tuesday, June 16

Mirror Image

Reflections of
a rose stem
~

Monday, June 15

Simply Green

I love the simplicity
of greenery
~

Sunday, June 14

Calm Waters Happy Geese

A young family
out for an afternoon
paddle about
~

Saturday, June 13

Opening Daily

Foxglove
With each new day
it flowers more
~

Friday, June 12

To Just Sit and Be

I love the stillness
of Coldwater Lake
in late afternoon
~

Thursday, June 11

Must Be Aliens

Left flank

Right flank
 (arrow is at top left)
 
Overview of Crater

We were up at Johnston Ridge today
the closest viewpoint to Mt St Helens
It was a beautiful day to capture the mountain
and its crater
At home I viewed my images and found
a few oddities...
There is a perfectly shaped arrow and two squares
on the upper flank of the crater
Snow usually covers this area
They can't be man made
as its rugged terrain makes this region impossible to reach 
Aliens...  Perhaps
I love a good mystery
~

Wednesday, June 10

Inside Sunshine

Celebrating summer
and sunshine
and
lazy days
~

Tuesday, June 9

Almost Glowing

Brightening the forest
for the Fairies and Pixies
and for the Tree Sprites
~

Monday, June 8

Hiding from the Heat

What can
is taking shelter from our
 hopefully short
  heat wave
As is I
~

Sunday, June 7

Fields of Foxglove

The abundantly blooming wildflower
foxglove
 abundantly full of charm and grace
~

Saturday, June 6

Fluidity

  and softness
Helped by the winds
that wouldn't let still
the flowers
~

Friday, June 5

Breaking Through

Storm clouds
gave way to
a little afternoon sun
at the wetlands
~

Thursday, June 4

Talking to the Daisies

Sometimes
one need only 
talk with the daisies
to grasp
reality

Wednesday, June 3

Shades of the Day

Cascade Foothills
as end of day
drew near 
~

Tuesday, June 2

Horse Play

To run free
to just be
~

Monday, June 1

Life Inside a Crater

With little snow to cover Mt St Helens
textures shapes and colors come alive
deep inside her crater 
taking on an unearthly look
Beauty of a different nature
~
 
Sharing with Sweet Shot

Sunday, May 31

Strength in Numbers

Old growth Cedars
May they live
forever strong
~

Saturday, May 30

Kissed by the Rain

Life giving
Life sustaining
Rain
~

Friday, May 29

Chasing the Light

When the sun filters through
and dances on the forest floor
magic happens
~

Thursday, May 28

Wet Feet

Wild and Wonderful
The wetlands are alive
with color
~

Wednesday, May 27

Hiding in Plain Sight

This little cutie
so bright and cheery
lives in a small dell
in the middle of a dense forest
~

Tuesday, May 26

Dreaming of

The many shades
of Spring
~

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
~