Princess of the Sea 🌊
King of the Tide 🌊 👑 From the storm last weekend that hit the west coast.
Her first time ice skating ⛸❄️ so proud of her!
32 today and it feels like a big one. Honestly there have been many trials & hard times this year. Some rough times and heartache and a sense of existential imbalance. Perhaps the hardest single year of my life. But the resilience of the human spirit is special. The world is beautiful. And people are mostly good. And by focusing on the good, and focusing on the energy i give, life has improved vastly. I am glad for the people in my life who make it great and look forward to the future ✨
Together 👫 Sunset at the impressive sea stacks of the Oregon Coast. ➡️ swipe for the full, uncropped composition.
Coastal fog hangs on the ocean as sunrise begins on the Oregon coast🌲🌊
The Oregon coast at low tide. These puddles can naturally form as the water recedes.
Third grade! Time flies! She asked me to pick her up today. And immediately i thought about something I read a while ago that has stuck with me: “One day your parents put you down and never picked you up again”. I’ll pick her up as long as she lets me 💕.
So I am just minding my business taking pics of flowers and then a mountain shows up 🙄rude
This past weekend I took Aubrey, and we made the trek to Mount Rainier to see the wildflowers. When we arrived, the forecast called for thunderstorms later in the evening. The meadows were fogged in for most of the evening, but as luck would have it, the fog lifted a few times, and the mountain revealed itself at sunset. We were alone up here, I guess I was the only one dumb enough to hang around in fog on top of a mountain when thunderstorms are rolling in. Later that night we watched hundreds of lightning strikes hit over the Tatootsh range. When we returned to our campsite, that very same storm rolled over the campground. Aubrey was so tired she slept through it, but the constant lightning and thunder kept me awake. The rain fly on the tent was putting in overtime work as the storm poured inches of rain. The IPAs I had earlier ran through me, and it was time to brave the rain and get out of the tent for a bio break. I unzipped the tent and was preparing to get out when I noticed our shoes floating in 3" of water. I inspected further and saw the whole tent was actually in a pool of water. The storm had dumped so much water that the ground wasn't absorbing it. I pressed on the floor of the tent, and I realized I was in an involuntary waterbed. One tiny hole in the fabric, and game over. So needless to say it was tough to sleep after that. Thought we were going to float away. But we made it.
Sunset from one of my favorite lakes in Oregon last night 🔥
One of the longest lasting coastal sunsets I’ve seen! The sun set on the horizon perfectly. 🌅
Twilight beginning on the Washington coast. 🌙✨
- In pursuit of dreams We will often fall. -
Spanish moss and the dense green growth of the northwest 🍀 some small spots of light hit the fern perfectly balancing out light and shadow
There are some evenings that are just special. Definitely one of the more dramatic displays of light I’ve seen at the Oregon coast to date. 🌦
Spanish moss hangs in abundance in one of the last remaining temperate rain forests in the world.
Twilight falls on the Washington coast on Memorial Day weekend! This was a memorable evening as the light and clouds were perfect for hours. I’ll be sharing more 🌊
Moss rainbow 🌈 Loving the PNW this time of year 😍
This has been an amazing year for wildflowers in the gorge. Kind of a pain to bring together the focus stack because of the wind. I liked how the petals caught the light 🌻
If I loved her more my heart might actually explode 💕
I got up to the Balsamroot bloom this weekend in my new rig. Loving the 4Runner so far! Hopefully lots of new adventures to come with it 🌻🌿 flowers looking great this year!