Trillium…always my first official sign of spring on the Olympic Peninsula
The trails behind our house…I love our outdoor playground!
Isn’t that big stump awesome?!
Red flowering currant
Paco loves it when White Creek is flowing
White Creek in the springtime
Looking up into our forest canopy. Do you see the heart?
Looking for the heart through the trees
Me crossing White Creek
Young stinging nettles…we eat these around here. Boil ‘em, steam ‘em, saute’ ‘em, the nettles dissolve and you end up with a tasty green rich with iron. Just make sure to harvest them with thick gloves!!
A dandelion globe…not sure if that’s what it’s called but, that’s what I see!
The days are getting longer and the sunsets have been gorgeous so we’re back into our routine of a post-dinner family neighborhood outing. Here’s Nora riding through the trees in our neighborhood during her pre-sunset bike ride.
Here’s a sequence of three pics trying this new wordpress gallery “circle” feature for the first time…it looks kind’ve cool! I just realized when you use the gallery feature, the camera properties are listed when you click on each photo, which I appreciate!
So, this is my husband “trying” to cartwheel with my daughter. LOL Actually, he did a decent job! Grownups: if you haven’t cartwheeled in awhile, you should try it. It’s fun but, harder than it looks!
Several of my yoga students have asked about my current power yoga playlist so, here’s a list of the songs which should all be available on iTunes Namaste…
Soar (5:00) Power Music Workout – Mat Pilates PowerMix 2 – Yoga and Pilates Mix Holocene (5:37) Bon Iver – Bon Iver Hidden Sky (7:06) Jami Sieber - Hidden Sky Cleopatra in New York (feat. Carol C.) [Zim Zam Mix] (3:32) Nickodemus – Desert Grooves 2 Ja Vidi (5:46) Christophe Goze – Desert Grooves 2 The City (3:54) Ed Sheeran + (Deluxe Version) Open Your Eyes (5:38) Snow Patrol – Eyes Open Porcelain (4:01) Moby – Play Teardrop (5:31) Massive Attack – Mezzanine Fix You (4:55) Coldplay - X & Y A Thousand Years (4:45) Christina Perri The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Imagine (3:40) Jack Johnson – Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur
And, here’s the youtube link for Jack Johnson’s Imagine. I love this for shivasana…
For our annual ski trip to Whistler, B.C. from Port Angeles we took the “leisurely” route via two ferries: Blackball Coho ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, then an hour drive up to Nanaimo to catch the ferry to Horseshoe Bay. For our two families, packed into our SUV with rocket on top, it was way more fun driving less and getting out of the car and relaxing more. Only 2 hours sitting in the car versus 5-6 hours if we drove via Bellingham. The option to eat on the ferry is fun too, whether you do the buffet with big vistas, or hit the cafe’ for a salmon burger (my hubby’s fav), soft-serve ice cream (the girls choice), or a simple steamy latte’ (yup, for ME!) We were fortunate enough to get a gorgeous day to ride the Horseshoe Bay ferry so the views and fresh air from the sun deck were amazing, giving us all a chance to stretch our legs and laugh at the girls trying to wield their long hair in the wind. Even before arriving at Whistler, just riding the ferries gave us a fun start to our vacation!!
Looking for your opinion please! THANKS! Took this photo of the girls on the BC ferry to Horseshoe Bay and I love the hug and giggles in this pic, but, can’t decide on which version I like better! I think I prefer the black and white version better but, what do you think? And, I’d love your feedback on the b&w post processing. Too bright? Or, for the original version, you think the saturation could be bumped up a bit? Appreciate your opinions! – Meels
I’m behind on my 365 project but here are a few iPhone pics from Whistler, B.C. where we’re enjoying our spring break getaway. First one is of the girls at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and the rock climbing pic was taken at Core Whistler. Life is good…having fun and feeling grateful.