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The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR)

Note: If you can’t wait for the video it is at the end of the story.

As I got ready to launch on the WABDR it appeared that the whole north end of the route was covered by massive wildfires. 1,624 more words



This man just arrived, stripped, twirled around a couple of times and dressed again and walked away.  It was not a photo session, there was no photographer other than me. 12 more words


This Trip Is For The Birds

Due in no small part to my brother Paul’s gift of “Birds of Mexico and Central America”, an excellent field guide, Karen and I have been doing some major birdwatching while we’ve been traveling. 1,786 more words


Trout Lake

Just 60 short miles from my back door.  That’s where I was as I stepped into the wilderness today.  A little over an hour on the motorbike, and about 1/2 mile of hiking trail had me immersed in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, headed up to Trout Lake. 265 more words


My Matfield Outpost Resideny

This past week has been quite dreamy at the Matfield Outpost Residency. I feel right at home in the cozy studio working on my Flint Hills Series of watercolors. 386 more words

Hilary Lorenz

Snell Windows with your compact camera

Snell’s window is a phenomenon by which an underwater viewer sees everything above the surface through a cone of light of width of about 96 degrees . 492 more words