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Wildlife Wednesday 01/28/2015

During a trip to Olympic National Park in August 2012 my husband and I took a day hike near Hurricane ridge.  As we  made our way along the trail I noticed a marmot that appeared to be enjoying the view of the Olympic mountains just as much as we were. 9 more words


Summer Olympics

The west kicks ass. Every time I go out west I’m enamored by the diversity of landscapes, the mountains upon mountains, and the naturally-oriented way of life. 1,151 more words



As I was driving to work, it dawned on me that I need and want a getaway. Normally we are heading down to Sanibel Island this time of year, escaping the cold and snow to the warmth and sand. 276 more words


Exploring in the Rain

When you visit a rainforest, especially in January, you should probably expect rain.  I could hear the light rain falling even before I was quite awake this morning, lightly tapping on the roof of the lovely Bed and Breakfast where we stayed in the tiny town of Forks (of Twilight fame).   493 more words


Rainforest Serenity

Where I live it seldom rains…and when it does, it creates all kinds of havoc because we are not equipped to deal with it.  And our environment reflects the lack of water, with plants that take the least water–cacti, succulents, sages and other brushes–thriving, while others only survive because we take the time (and expense) to water them. 444 more words