365 Project – 199: Luncheon of the boating party ;) – Lake Crescent, Port Angeles, WA (July 18, 2013)

In 1880, Renoir had a more refined setting in mind when he painted Luncheon of the Boating Party but, in 2013 this is how girls lunch, after air-mattress kayaking on the lake, digging into their grub while reclining on their air mattresses! I love their style! LOL

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365 Project – 198: Ripped! Lake Crescent – Port Angeles, WA (July 17, 2013)

Yes, the scenery is gorgeous at Lake Crescent but, I can’t get over how ripped my daughter’s abs are! Oh, to be a kid again…although, I don’t know if I ever sported a washboard stomach like this. Someday…HA!! Love these strong and adventurous girls! 🙂

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: Summer’s here! Hiking to Hurricane Hill (July 7, 2012)

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Here’s Nora in paradise in our backyard: the Olympic National Park. Hiking to Hurricane Hill via the Nature Trail is a great family activity, but, heads up, there’s still SNOW on the trail! Only about ~1/4 mile of slushy snow as of yesterday, but it’s melting fast. It’s so beautiful up there with the majestic mountains carpeted with evergreen trees, and brimming with gentle wildlife and vibrant wildflowers.  Yes, I’m biased but, it’s a beautiful place for a nature-filled vacation for the whole family.  If you’re looking for a getaway to see wilderness that is accessible via car, Hurricane Ridge is a fabulous national park to visit.  Come on out and experience this sweet slice of paradise! 🙂

See more of my 365 Project: Untouched photos from my Nikon D5000 with 50mm lens

And, here are some marmot photos, which were post-processed a bit: