Welcome! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, come along and follow some of my travels, learn some beginning photography tips, hear about boat life and whatever else I am inspired to write about our sometimes messy, beautiful and real life!

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“HOPE Out of Pain” Gallery

August 18, 2023  •  4 Comments
I wanted to share my last in-person gallery with you. Since so many of you could not attend for many reasons, including not living anywhere near Seattle/Woodinville Washington I figured I could bring my gallery to you. Below is my introduction to the gallery and then I follow with the photos and the write-ups of each one. Please let me know if you...
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Seeing the Good While in the Journey of Pain and Grief

January 31, 2023  •  1 Comment
“Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To have the hard conversations.” “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” These two quotes from Brené Brown, ha...
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Four Ways to Photograph One Scene

January 26, 2023  •  4 Comments
A simple way to improve your photography is by shooting multiple shots of the same scene, but in a different way. When I stumble upon or go to a planned location that I wish to capture, I first take in the whole scene. What am I seeing? A main subject? Special lighting? Reflections? Colors? What is it exactly that draws me to this scene? Once I h...
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Looking for the Light

January 25, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
The word Photography literally means ' drawing with light '. A photographer is always "looking for the light" and then trying to capture it! There are many types of light and I will go through a non-exhaustive list with you! Bright Sunlight or Hard Light: often in the middle of the day that causes harsh shadows, and direct or concentrated light s...
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Winter Blakation

January 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
“Our Dance” Visit to Blake Island Marine State Park in March Waking up Friday morning, I asked Johnny, “Where can we go?” It’s supposed to be so beautiful this coming weekend, so we decided on a “Blakation” as the boating community calls a trip over to Blake Island. We pulled into the marina and two bald eagles greeted us in a tree close to shore...
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Adventuring at the Quileute Oceanside Resort (Pub. Explore WA State)

January 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
It is not very often that a location checks off everything on my list of desires for an adventure, but the Quileute Oceanside Resort did just that! Anxious to spend some time on the Pacific Ocean, my list included being on the beach, camping, low light pollution for stargazing, great amenities, and a fabulous base camp location for hiking and explo...
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Go on a Mystery Picnic as Published in Explore WA State

January 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Mystery Picnic. Those two words were just too intriguing. The marketing worked and I stopped scrolling! AmazingCo.me/us is a website full of pre-prepared adventures for you and your partner, family, or friends to experience! I decided to book the Leavenworth “Mystery Picnic with Friends” and I (easily) convinced both my good friend and my mom to...
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