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

Saturday, December 31

May You Have a Wonderful New Year ~

I have been blessed with many new and wonderful friendships this year.
You, who shared your talents, your knowledge, your dreams, your very selves.
You, who helped brighten a light inside me that was growing dim.
For that I will always be grateful.

Happy New Year !
May 2012 bring you joy peace and light ~

Friday, December 30

The Rainy Season Has Arrived

The winter rains have arrived
to replenish our rivers and creeks
and invigorate our waterfalls ~

A little shooting info:
Camera (hand held) was set to f/11 at 1/15sec, ISO was 200
Filter was a Hoya UV haze..  It was a misty morning.
I shoot in RAW, convert to Tiff for Photoshop, then to JPEG.
Thanks for your interest!

Wednesday, December 28

Dangling About

There are still a few leaves dangling about
intriguingly ~

Tuesday, December 27

Sunlight Filtering Through

Sunlight found a small opening
in the canopy
  of the rain forest ~

Sunday, December 25

Serenity Is

A wooly-warm
winter weekend walk
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Saturday, December 24

Benjamin Sends Tidings of Joy

Benjamin Hur
Our local resident camel

Just stopped by
to wish you all
A Very Merry Christmas
Isn't he a cutie !

Friday, December 23

The Quietness of Fog

Walking the wetlands
in the quietness and stillness
of a heavy fog
Centers my Soul ~

Thursday, December 22

Merry Christmas !

Wishing all my dear friends
A most joyous Christmas
and may 2012 bring you gladness and light ♥ 

Wednesday, December 21

Tuesday, December 20

What Secrets Do You Hold ~

With quiet patience
you can hear
the whispered secrets
 this little shack holds dear ~

Monday, December 19

Hidden Treasures

Deep in the Rain Forests
of the Olympic Peninsula ~

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Sunday, December 18

Saturday, December 17

Peacefully Pastoral

I wish you a
peacefully pastoral weekend ~

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Friday, December 16

Thursday, December 15

Clouds in the Crater

Mt St Helens
Ever changing
Always beautiful ~

Wednesday, December 14

Twilight Time

Time for the warmth of a roaring fire
and a hot toddy
or two ~

Tuesday, December 13

Monday, December 12

Tones of the Day

The sun broke through the clouds
just before dusk
Creating  deliciously moody tones ~

Sunday, December 11

Blue on Blue

May it forever be beautiful ~

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Saturday, December 10

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Thursday, December 8

Brightly Shine

Watching over the sea
and the brave who sail it ~
Tillamook , Oregon

Wednesday, December 7

Lost Boys

This is Lost Boys Beach
To get to Lost Boys
we had to find our way through this tunnel
at the bottom of a high cliff

It was excavated around 1904
An amazing feat for the time

It was dark and very rugged
 and a bit spooky in there

But I loved these little portholes
 A wonderfully fun adventure !

Tuesday, December 6

On the Other Side of the Mountain ~

We knew the Pacific was over there
As we were heading west
Over the Coastal Mountain Range

But we didn't realize we'd end up right on Hwy 101   
The Pacific Coast Highway
And in an area we hadn't yet explored ! 

There were so many gorgeous beaches
our senses were on overload
A really fun long weekend out and about !

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Monday, December 5

Elves and Fairies For Sure Dwell Here

Thanks for all your wonderful comments !
The moss was indeed a screaming green
Down a little ravine ~  A beautiful mountain stream tumbled along
We hope to return to this idyllic place next spring
the snows are coming and all this will soon be inaccessible.

Tomorrow I'll show you what we found
on the other side of the mountain ~

Sunday, December 4

Moss Hollow

Went out exploring
found a road we'd never been on
up a mountain and down the other side
White knuckled it a bit
but what we found was beyond beautiful !

Saturday, December 3

I'm King of the Wetlands !

 And I can make pretty swirly circles ~

Have a super wonderful
 fun weekend !

Friday, December 2

It's Gnarly ~

Have you ever claimed a tree
to be your very own ~
I have and this is it !
It's at the wetlands, it's old and gnarly, and I love it.
I talk to it every time I visit.

Thursday, December 1

Wednesday, November 30

A Little Sunshine ~

On a rainy windy November day ~

Tuesday, November 29

Divine Reflections

Beauty is everywhere
in most everything
If we look
we will see ~

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Monday, November 28


Perpetually silently
slipping past
  its journey forever
may it last ~

Sunday, November 27

Saturday, November 26

Enchanted Forest

Hidden away
we came to peek
on shy little elves
playing hide and go seek.

Happy weekend !

Friday, November 25

Morning Has Broken

A hint of morning mist
welcomes the day.

Wednesday, November 23

Over the River and Through the Woods

Through blogging I've made so many wonderful friends
to share with... to learn from.
 And I am ever so grateful
so thankful
for each and every one of you !

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Tuesday, November 22

Lazy Afternoon

A wonderful place
to share with a good friend
 read an intriguing book
 or just to
  take a softly sweet nap ~

Monday, November 21

Sunday, November 20

Snow in the Mountains

Fresh fallen snow blanketed the mountains ~
A sight that makes my heart happy !

Saturday, November 19


Or wannabe
 garden art ~

Topaz Adjust 5 and Photoshop 9
for HDR effect.

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Friday, November 18

Coal Creek

Heavy rains have added
 drama and dimension to these small but gorgeous falls.
I took this pic yesterday ~
in some of that pouring rain ...
And loved every moment !

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Thursday, November 17

Afternoon Delights

Trestle for north-south main line 
crossing the Cowlitz River ~
Late afternoon
just before the sun sank into the west.

Wednesday, November 16

Foggy Fields

A frothy fog
  was forming fast.

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