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

Thursday, December 31

Happy New Year

May 2016 overflow with
and Magic

Wednesday, December 30

In Hiding

Fog slowly ate
 the Oregon side
of the Astoria Bridge

Tuesday, December 29

Monday, December 28


One of the many 
abundantly amazing 
little generators of
renewable life

Sunday, December 27


In the silent stillness
lingering near Mt St Helens
a magnificent lenticular cloud

Saturday, December 26

A Time to Reflect

Away from the
madding crowd

Friday, December 25

Peace On Earth

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Thursday, December 24

Merry Christmas

To all my dear friends
Merry Christmas
May it bring you 
joy and light

Wednesday, December 23

Mt St Helens Dressed in White

Yes, there are other mountains 
this one is
on the mend
Yes, for the next 200 years or so
I'm here now
and now is when
I fell in love
with this beautiful mountain
on the mend

Tuesday, December 22

Teardrops from Heaven

Bringing life
and hope

Monday, December 21

Caught in a Fog

I love sunsets
they can differ so from day to day
from moment to moment
From pinks and blues
to a golden glow
encased in a fog

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Sunday, December 20

Snow White

With a touch
of rust

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Saturday, December 19


First light of day
and the last
  inspire me always
to give thanks

Friday, December 18

Foggy Days

There is quiet beauty
to the stillness
of lingering fog 

Thursday, December 17

Adrift in the Winter Cold

Little leaf
you're so out of place
and on your own
  in a world of snowy cold

Wednesday, December 16

A Touch of Blue

Muted light
on a snowy day
Creating beauty
in shades of gray

Tuesday, December 15

Sunset in the Mountains

Though Mt St Helens 
remained hidden under the cover of clouds
the sky cleared to the west
just in time to experience
a glorious sunset

Monday, December 14

Wandering the Woodlands

Nothing nourishes my soul more
than a walk in the woods

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Sunday, December 13

Hues of Blue

As day slowly turned to night
the sky was filled with hues
of blue

Saturday, December 12

A Dusting of Snow

Blue skies
if only for 
a whisper of time

Friday, December 11

The Ballet

Glistening bright
dancing in the moonlight

Thursday, December 10

Sunset Serenade

The mountains called to me
and I humbly obliged 

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Wednesday, December 9

Cloaked in Fog

The ever changing moods
of the Columbia River

Tuesday, December 8

Happy Little Rainforest

Raindrops keep falling
and falling
Our lush green rainforests
love the rain
So do I

Monday, December 7

Seasons Change

Wetland reeds
putting on their coats of brown
readying for winter

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Sunday, December 6

Above and Beyond

Above the clouds
along Spirit Lake Hwy
where Mt St Helens dwells
and maybe a tiny piece
of Heaven

Saturday, December 5

Walking the Wetlands

A peaceful walk
clears the mind
and frees the soul

Friday, December 4

Frosty Glow

A touch of morning frost
to welcome in
 a brand new day

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Thursday, December 3

For San Bernardino

No words
can express the sorrow
Only prayers

Wednesday, December 2


The Columbia River
steeped in fog
and uncertainties
of land or river

Tuesday, December 1

Shadows Fall Deep

In mere moments
its gone
that last light of day

Monday, November 30

Blowing in the Wind

Winds aloft
 playing with the clouds
as they passed over
the Cascade Range

Sunday, November 29

Peaceful Calm and Quiet

Calm to
 quiet the mind
Peaceful to
nourish the soul

Saturday, November 28

Bridge Work

So many bridges have character
detail and design
and a beauty all their own

Friday, November 27

Endless Beauty

We live just beyond the shadow of
Mt St Helens
watching her ever changing moods
loving her endless beauty

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Thursday, November 26

Giving Thanks

I'm quite the hermit
reaching out isn't easy for me
 On this our Thanksgiving Day
I'd like to say
 Thank You 
for your friendships
encouragement and kindnesses
they mean the world to me
Happy Thanksgiving
may we all find and live in peace

Wednesday, November 25

Pale Moon Rising

New growth among the still present devastation
near Mt St Helens

Tuesday, November 24

All Is Calm

A heavy mist
lay on the waters
of the Columbia River
silencing all

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Monday, November 23

Wisps of Wonder

Forever in awe
of nature's
unconditional beauty
purity and mystique

Sunday, November 22

Pretty in Pink

Mt St Helens
and Mt Adams on left
came out to play
in the setting sun

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Saturday, November 21

Lasting Memories

Millions of trees
blown down and scattered
from the 1980 eruption
of Mt St Helens

Friday, November 20

Peeking Through

Mt St Helens
playing hide and seek
with the fog bank below
I love it
when she does this

Thursday, November 19

Crossing the Columbia

Morning fog
Disguising the world
to fit our dreams

Wednesday, November 18

Life Eternal

And still birds sing at first light
while flowers bloom for pure delight
rivers course with endless flow
and day gives way to evenings glow

Tuesday, November 17

Last Light

A young tree
readying for the long winter ahead
in the last tiny bit
of daylight

Monday, November 16

Silent Snow

First snow of season
it was good to feel
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Sunday, November 15

Peace and Love

When sadness and strife
enter our lives
we look for a place of calm where
we can try to make sense of
what we cannot make sense of
But what we do find 
in our hearts is that
 peace and love
do exist  

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Saturday, November 14

Friday, November 13

Cozy Quarters

Cuddling snugly from the cold
in a small crevice 
of a tree
gotten old

Thursday, November 12

Autumn Joy

Leaves dried and crisp
resting haphazardly 
 on a bench
at the wetlands where we walk
brings me quiet joy