Tag: Pacific Northwest

Happy Together from the Turtles of Coulon

Did you get the title? If not, you’re too young and that’s okay too! You can tell me in the comments. 😉 Yesterday on the first day of fall in between days of rain which is our new normal, we had a wonderful sunshiny… Continue Reading “Happy Together from the Turtles of Coulon”

Heavy Sky and Hummingbirds to Cheer

Today the sky is heavy with smoke and the air quality is poor due to the wildfires. So I wondered – should I share pictures of today’s sky? Or last week’s pictures of hummingbirds? I opted for both and hoped the latter would cheer… Continue Reading “Heavy Sky and Hummingbirds to Cheer”

Bicycling the Sammamish River Trail

It had been a long time since we’d bicycled the Sammamish River Trail.  It was one of our favorites when we lived in North Seattle, but after our move south we found new trails to ride.  But yesterday was perfect for a bicycle ride… Continue Reading “Bicycling the Sammamish River Trail”

Just a Walk on the Beach: Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

The Oregon Coast is arguably the most beautiful in the country and Cannon Beach is one of its most beautiful and popular beaches. On our recent camping trip to Fort Stevens we made the drive south to Cannon Beach and Tolovana Park for a… Continue Reading “Just a Walk on the Beach: Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach”

Hooray For Camping!

Our first camping trip of the year. Finally. Not that we didn’t try earlier. It seems that pandemic camping is in. When things began to open up in late May our favorite campgrounds filled up quickly, without us. And last month, when we tried… Continue Reading “Hooray For Camping!”

Cloudy Skies and The Summer that Wasn’t

While the rest of the country is burning up, here in the Pacific Northwest we continue to have cool temperatures. And wind. And rain. And always cloudy skies. Perhaps we’ll have no summer at all. Earlier this week I walked along the Cedar River… Continue Reading “Cloudy Skies and The Summer that Wasn’t”

Come along for a Drive on the Chinook Scenic Byway

I have to admit we live in a beautiful part of the country. So even though our travel has been limited by the pandemic we’re still able to visit many scenic destinations nearby. Recently that meant a drive on the Chinook Scenic Byway. They… Continue Reading “Come along for a Drive on the Chinook Scenic Byway”

Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island

Last month, in the middle of a rainy spring, we took advantage of a sunny day and headed to Whidbey Island for a first time visit to Ebey’s Landing. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve been to Washington’s largest island many times before. In… Continue Reading “Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island”

Wet and Green

Rain is falling and clouds are hanging low. Grass is wet, my feet are too. Young birds all aflutter at the beaver pond, follow their mamas from branch to branch waiting for food. Do they belong?  Only she knows. Water, water everywhere and all… Continue Reading “Wet and Green”

Sunrise over the Siuslaw River

I’m not much of a morning person but my husband is and had already been out for a walk. We were staying in Florence on the Oregon Coast high above the Siuslaw River. “You should have seen the sunrise,’  he said,  ” it was… Continue Reading “Sunrise over the Siuslaw River”

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