Category: The Pacific Northwest

The evolution of camping (for us)

We have now had this beautiful campsite for a year. In that time, we’ve had a crash-course in camping. We’ve learned how to deal with full tanks, refilling of water and propane, and all the other basics of camping. We also learned that, while…

The Music of the Forest

I wake up in the woods. Well – for complete disclosure – I wake up in a motorhome parked in the woods. But still… I wake to the sound of chirping birds and absolutely nothing else. Complete and total silence.

Wordless Wednesday: Lake Cushman, at the edge of Olympic National Park

They’re apparently making me share Mt. Rainier…

I have a confession: in our two years here in Washington state, I have started to think of Mt. Rainier as mine. Yes, I know that Mt. Rainier is a national park and, under duress, I will share it with America and the rest…

Mornings of wonder and gratitude

I love mornings in the Pacific Northwest. There’s something about the chilliness in the air, even in July or August, and the crisp, clean smell of evergreens mixed with salt water that just infuses my soul with thankfulness. After two years here, I still…

Point No Point – Hansville, WA

I often say that nature is my holy place. When I’m stressed or sad about something, the easiest place for me to get centered, think, and pray is outside. I love going to the mountains because being surrounded by towering peaks and spiking evergreens…

I adore you, Port Gamble!

30 miles further up the Kitsap peninsula from my home is the enchanting little historic town of Port Gamble, Washington.  This morning was our first trip to this town, but it will not be our last.  As we strolled down its main street (which is literally…

Mountain View Monday

I have about twenty different blog entries in my head and very little time to actually get them down, but I wanted to post these pictures for what I’m dubbing Mountain View Monday. I bought my first DSLR camera – a Canon EOS Rebel…