Fresh snow on Vancouver Island – from Port Angeles (Feb. 25, 2014)

Good morning Canada from Port Angeles, WA USA! Fresh snow and sun shining on the mountains on Vancouver Island across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, west of Victoria, BC. Beautiful!feb25snowCAmountains

365 Project: Mt. Rainier Sunrise – landscape or portrait? (Seattle, WA)


Mount Rainier sunrise – landscape crop (Nikon D7000, 50mm/1.4G)

I posted this sunrise pic with my iPhone and am just getting around to checking out the shots using my Nikon D7000. Which crop do you prefer? Landscape or portrait? Thanks for your input, shutterbugs!!


Mount Rainier sunrise – portrait crop (Nikon D7000, 50mm/1.4G)

365 Project – 197: Mt Olympus looming large from Hurricane Ridge – Port Angeles, WA (July 16, 2013)


Hiking at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park – Port Angeles, WA

365 Project – 189: Playing tour guide on the Olympic Peninsula (July 15, 2013) #portangeles #iphonography #picoftheday #hurricaneridge #rubybeach #lake crescent

I’ve had family in town and the weather has been fabulous to show off the Olympic Peninsula all week. Here are some shots from Lake Aldwell (with a glimpse of the “new” path of the Elwha River), Ruby Beach on the Pacific Ocean, getting Twilight goofy at the Forks Visitor Center, splashing at Lake Crescent, and enjoying the views of Mt Olympus and the Olympics from Hurricane Ridge. Living in Port Angeles is paradise on these gorgeous summer days! 🙂







365 Project – 166: Sedona (June 15, 2013) #picoftheday #sedona #baptisteyogateachertraining

Where I am for yoga teacher training and why I won’t be blogging this week. 🙂


365 Project – 96-98: On the Horseshoe Bay, BC ferry (April 8, 2013)

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!!


365 Project – 33: Another great day at Hurricane Ridge – Port Angeles, WA (February 5, 2013)

Sunday was another great day at Hurricane Ridge, in Olympic National Park.  The snow was bright, the sun came out, and the cross-country and snowshoeing trail was freshly groomed.  It was a treat for sure!  Here’s my snowshoeing buddy, smiling on the Hurricane Hill trail, with the Olympic Mountains in the background.  Awww…:)


365 Project – 15: Hurricane Ridge Lodge and the Olympic Mountains – Olympic National Park – Port Angeles, WA (January 15, 2013)


365 Project – 13, 14: I ♥ Hurricane Ridge – Port Angeles, WA (January 14, 2013)

Hurricane Ridge, in Olympic National Park, is a stone’s throw away from our house…and I LOVE it! So grateful for nature’s playground!!