Tag: Sunday Stills

Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park

Even the name is beautiful. On our recent trip to Olympic National Park we stopped to enjoy Ruby Beach on Washington’s wild Coast. Kalaloch just south may be more famous but to me Ruby Beach is more beautiful and mysterious. We took the walk… Continue Reading “Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park”

Looking to the Sky – The Moon from my Backyard

I’ve always enjoyed looking at the night sky. These days that mostly means watching the moon rise over my backyard where the garden shed and trees sometimes obscure the views. The results can be mysterious. You may even see the eye of God wink… Continue Reading “Looking to the Sky – The Moon from my Backyard”

Perspective – Under a Western Red Cedar

After bemoaning our lack of summer in the Pacific Northwest, a day showed up to prove me wrong. Cool yes, but fresh and bright with sunshine, the only clouds in the sky showcasing the brilliant blue behind. To enjoy the day we went to… Continue Reading “Perspective – Under a Western Red Cedar”

Water, Fire and Ice!

In celebration of Earth Day this week, I thought I’d give you a tour of water, fire and ice from my place in the world. The first picture is not my own as I have not yet scaled these heights.  Still, can you see… Continue Reading “Water, Fire and Ice!”

Lifted Spirits in the Garden

During this time of ‘staying at home’ I’m thankful I can retreat to my backyard and enjoy the beauty of nature. And I’m not alone. I caught this little hummer perched high above in the fir tree, looking fresh and fluffy. And I found… Continue Reading “Lifted Spirits in the Garden”

The Beautiful Rhododendron! Washington’s State Flower

We tend to take for granted what we have in abundance, and in Washington the rhododendron is abundant- not to mention hard to spell. 😉 And it brings back memories too.  Of traveling to grandma’s house and counting the rhodies we saw in the… Continue Reading “The Beautiful Rhododendron! Washington’s State Flower”

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The day after Thanksgiving we went for a drive to Federation Forest and found the evergreens dusted with snow. It was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. It was also a surprise to find the gate to the park locked. But no matter; we left… Continue Reading “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”

Of Cats and Gardens

I couldn’t pass up the chance to share a few of my favorite photos in response to Sunday Still’s Photo Challenge. I’ll start with a picture of sweet Benji on my lap in the garden. Yes, it’s the same one that made it into… Continue Reading “Of Cats and Gardens”

Bicycling the Back Roads of Mt Rainier National Park

I don’t know how many times I’ve been to Mt. Rainier but this was definitely a first. Last weekend we drove to the remote northwest corner of the National Park to bicycle the old Carbon River Road. It had been washed out back in… Continue Reading “Bicycling the Back Roads of Mt Rainier National Park”

Close-up on Crocosmia

I have a patch of Crocosmia in a neglected part of my garden that I planted for the hummingbirds. Their tiny trumpet flowers bloom faithfully every year with barely any attention by me. They deserve more appreciation so today I snipped a few blossoms… Continue Reading “Close-up on Crocosmia”

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