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

Tuesday, September 1

As Darkness Falls

Walking the wetlands
at the last light of day
~

Monday, August 31

Hints of Change

Days shorten
Summer recedes
With hints of Autumn
Sprinkled in the trees
~

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Sunday, August 30

The Heavens Opened and it Rained

A steady glorious rain!
Though it won't end our drought
or douse our many wildfires
it's a start!
~

Saturday, August 29

Purity

 There's something about
a daisy
that brings purity to mind 
~

Friday, August 28

Imaginings

Clouds drifting by
like feathers
in the sky  
~

Thursday, August 27

Passing By

I look up and
for one brief moment
I see
a forever friend
I may never get to meet
On a train
passing by
~

Wednesday, August 26

Chasing the Light

Late afternoon light is greeting us earlier
with each passing day
  Mt St Helens
was quickly falling into shadow
~

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Tuesday, August 25

Petal Gone Blue Metal

A rose petal
that wanted to be
whatever it wanted
to be
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Monday, August 24

The Daylily

In all its glory
it shines
Standing proud
it lives
For one beautiful
day
~
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Sunday, August 23

Age Old

Gated fields that once were
now sit quietly
in retirement
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Saturday, August 22

On Angel's Wings

My heart is heavy with sorrow
Major wildfires are raging out of control
throughout Oregon and Washington State
Homes have been destroyed
Lives have been lost
with no end in sight
We are in dire need
of a miracle
~

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Friday, August 21

On a Quiet Morn

I watched
as the ripples and swirls
overcame the calm
in the morning light
of a new day's dawn
~

Thursday, August 20

Lazy Days of Summer

A blanket to spread
a book to read
and a bit of shade 
A perfect way to spend 
an afternoon
~

Wednesday, August 19

August Roses

Our shaggy little rosebush
bursting with new blooms
~

Tuesday, August 18

Petals of Yellow

More often than not
  beauty will hide
on the inside
~

Monday, August 17

On the Edge

Mt St Helens 
Her many moods
and faces
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Sunday, August 16

Walking the Shoreline

The shoreline of volcano made
Coldwater Lake
always intrigues me
Among the rocks and drifts of wood
little  treasures of man can sometimes be found
Yesterday I found a timeworn
penny
~

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Saturday, August 15

Roses of Red

In a rose garden 
filled to overflowing
I saw no other
~

Friday, August 14

Sun Bathers

They stretch and bend
to follow the sun
across the skies
~

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Thursday, August 13

Wednesday, August 12

Enjoying the Sunshine

Wandering the shores
of Coldwater Lake
just below Mt St Helens
~

Tuesday, August 11

The Scent of Softness

Softness of heart
is love
caring and kindness
~

Monday, August 10

Taking Flight

I love watching 
those little fluffs of white
dance in the summer breeze
~

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Sunday, August 9

Shadow Play

The late afternoon sun
danced with the clouds
at the still healing blast zone
of Mt St Helens
~

Saturday, August 8

Vibrant Color Palette

Nature colors wildflowers
 brilliantly
~
 
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Friday, August 7

Volcanic Creations

The desolate beauty
of the pumice plain
below Mt St Helens
~

Thursday, August 6

Afloat

In the still waters
of Silver Lake
~

Wednesday, August 5

Into the Woods

The sights
the sounds
the smells
Total bliss 
and my favorite place
~

Tuesday, August 4

Rugged Ragged and Raw

The walls of the crater
have a beauty all their own
Mt St Helens
~

Monday, August 3

Chasing Trains

Immense power
that blows my hat off
  A screaming loud whistle 
that blows my ears off
I love trains!
~

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
~
 
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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
~

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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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