Big Four Ice Caves

Trail to Big Four Ice Caves

It’s January, so it’s time to renew my hiking exploits.  A couple of weeks ago some friends and I decided to head to Big Four Ice Caves off the Mountain Loop Highway in Western Washington. In my usual way, I Continue reading Big Four Ice Caves

Something New: Building a Wall

Disclaimer:  This post has nothing to do with Travel or Photography, but it has everything to do with ADVENTURE.  To me “adventure” is a very personal description.  Anything that challenges is an adventure.  I often find adventure in every day Continue reading Something New: Building a Wall

Something New: Acrylic Painting

Finished Product

I’m not a painter.  I think I’ve proved that a couple times, first when I tried encaustic painting and then when I tried aboriginal painting.  But, I’m not giving up.  I’ve seen plenty of Groupons and Living Social deals for Continue reading Something New: Acrylic Painting

Something New: Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Selfie

I’m extremely focused on trying new things this year, so I think it’s about time I start sharing some of the things I’ve already tried.  None of the “new adventures” are likely to top Skydiving in January, but they are Continue reading Something New: Snowshoeing

Everett Waterfront

I’m enjoying finding my creative side with SnapSeed on my iPad. This photo was taken on the Everett Waterfront. I wanted to try out some drama/vintage editing tools. I like the fun effects.

Mother Nature’s Mirrors

Heather Lake

Today’s #FriFotos them on Twitter is MIRRORS.  I immediately thought about a hike I did to Heather Lake this summer.  The water was perfect…not a ripple in sight.  It was the most beautiful lake I hiked to all summer.  It Continue reading Mother Nature’s Mirrors

Cold front Moving In

Frosty Pine

We have a cold front moving into Western Washington this weekend.  It’s funny how my definition of a cold front has changed.  When I lived in Alaska, it would be temperatures below freezing or even negative temps.  Here, the highs Continue reading Cold front Moving In

Wildflowers at Mowich Lake

Wildflower

This summer I hiked to Spray Falls, but we also took the opportunity to hike around Mowich Lake (both of which are in Mount Rainier National Park).  I thought I would share some of the amazing wildflowers I saw that Continue reading Wildflowers at Mowich Lake

Puppy Love

Ruger

I can’t help but share these photos of my friend’s new puppy.  I had a blast taking them and he’s so dang cute.  These are also some of the first photos I’ve taken with my new camera.

Lake Tye in Monroe Washington

Clouds at Sunset

Our little town of Monroe, Washington has a little lake…a popular little lake.  It’s man-made is stocked with rainbow trout every spring, but it also has other activities like a walking path along it’s perimeter, a playground, a swimming beach, Continue reading Lake Tye in Monroe Washington