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

Sunday, August 2

August Daze

Lazy hot 
sunny days 
seeking out shade
and lemonade
~

Saturday, August 1

Light and Sunny Bright

Sun filled
and all aglow 
for this
first day of August
~

Friday, July 31

Raining a Rainbow

Stormy
East of the Cascades
in Oregon
~

Thursday, July 30

Side Trip Into the Abstract

Rusted and Worn 
and Wildly Vivid  
~

Wednesday, July 29

Heading In

Creating a gentle wake
and tiny ripples
on the smooth glassy lake
was a wonderfully relaxing
sight to see
~

Tuesday, July 28

Monday, July 27

After the Rains

Silver Lake
So calm
not a ripple to be found
~

Sharing with Sweet Shot

Sunday, July 26

Went Visiting

The Tree Sprites
and all their merry friends
say hi!
~

Saturday, July 25

High on a Hillside

Beauty is everywhere
 even in clear cuts... timber is a necessity
Little sanctuaries always remain
for the birdies and the bees
 and the temporary meadows that surround them
are always replanted
~

Friday, July 24

All But Forgotten

Rails
where logging trains 
once road
Now
all but sit silent
~

Thursday, July 23

Happy Flap

Just enjoying
Just because
life is good
~

Wednesday, July 22

A Breath of Wind

Set this 
  little feather sailing
~

Tuesday, July 21

Little Bells of Cheerfulness

They glow in the sunlight
and grow most everywhere
all summer long
The Foxglove
one of my favorite wildflowers
~

Monday, July 20

A Sprinkling of Wildflowers

A few wildflowers still can be found
on the foothills near
 Mt St Helens 
~

Sunday, July 19

Serene Green

On these hot summer days
green helps cool and refresh
our senses
~

Saturday, July 18

Delightful Little Finds

Wildflowers
are enchanting little treats
 when come upon
unexpectedly  
~

Friday, July 17

Thursday, July 16

Hidden Treasures

Tucked here and there
and everywhere
in my garden
~
 
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Wednesday, July 15

A Flurry of Ruffles

Soft and Delicate
Eye Candy
~

Tuesday, July 14

Then Came a Rainbow

As I sat high on a ridge
where wildflowers grew in the still heavy ash
    the valley floor looming
so far below
   and a storm brewing over Mt St Helens
I watched with childhood excitement
a rainbow blooming
~

Monday, July 13

Steps of Fancy

Steps that sent 
my imagination 
 climbing
~

Sunday, July 12

Through the Reeds

 Coldwater Lake
   Mt St Helens
Where solitude can always
be found
~
 
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Saturday, July 11

Morning Has Broken

As the mist lifts
on a beautiful
 new day
~

Friday, July 10

Psychedelic Dreaming

Like frolicking 
in a rainbow
~

Thursday, July 9

Afternoon at Silver Lake

Enjoyed some quiet time
listening to the gentle rocking
of boats tied at
  the rickety old dock
on Silver Lake
~

Wednesday, July 8

Clouds Over the Crater

Clouds cloaking
  the top of
 Mt St Helens
~

Tuesday, July 7

Green Splendor

Moss and ferns grow
wherever they find
a little ground
to claim their own
~

Monday, July 6

Gentle Hues

As if faded by the sun
but holding a beauty
bested by none
~

Sunday, July 5

Wildflower Whispers

Wonderful wildflowers
with stories to tell
All we need do
is listen
~

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
~
 
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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
~
 
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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
~