Category Archives: outdoors

~ WPC: Smile ~

When I walk the trails between The Breakers and the Pacific Ocean, I am filled with a sense of wonder and discovery. There is always something different or new to hear and see. Like this bird perched on top of … Continue reading

Posted in birds, nature, ornithology, outdoors, pacific northwest, pacific ocean, photography, weekly photo challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

~ Rising Crow ~ WPC: Sunrise – Sunset ~

If you browse my WordPress site you will find many lovely sunset photos taken at Beach Haven, Orcas Island, WA – USA.   However, in this challenge I’ve decided to opt for a subtle sunrise shot taken on a morning … Continue reading

Posted in Art, birds, nature, outdoors, pacific northwest, pacific ocean, photography, travel, weekly photo challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

~ I’ll Take Water ~ WPC: Favorite Place ~

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” Leonardo da Vinci My favorite places have water nearby – streams, lakes, rivers, the ocean – being where I hear, see, touch water brings a sense of tranquility to my soul. When … Continue reading

Posted in landscape gardening, nature, outdoors, pacific northwest, pacific ocean, photography, weekly photo challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

~ Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be… ~

Upon my retirement over five years ago, my time has been mine to manage. When I think “I’d rather be…” I have to say “…and what/who is stopping me?” As I scrolled through my ever-expanding email inbox this morning, I … Continue reading

Posted in Beagles, birds, Drawing, flowers, landscape gardening, nature, outdoors, pacific northwest, photography, weekly photo challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

~ Big Clouds & Rainbows ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

“Big clouds tumbling high, the amazing flying sky…”  Donovan Leitch

Posted in nature, outdoors, pacific northwest, pacific ocean, photography, Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

~ Beach Haven View ~ WPC: Variations On A Theme ~

For this week’s challenge, I offer a slideshow of the view toward Waldron and Saturna Islands, from Cabin 1 at Beach Haven, Orcas Island, WA – USA.  For thirty years this was my go to place to center and ground myself … Continue reading

Posted in nature, outdoors, pacific northwest, photography, travel, weekly photo challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

~ The Silence of Snales ~ WPC: Silence ~

Living in the moist Pacific Northwest, snails and slugs are everywhere.  Though I consider slugs in my gardens a pest, finding snails in the wild is a treat. These photos of two different snails of the same species, were taken … Continue reading

Posted in bugs & critters, nature, outdoors, pacific northwest, weekly photo challenge | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments