Tag: Washington State

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… Continue Reading “They’re apparently making me share Mt. Rainier…”

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… Continue Reading “Point No Point – Hansville, WA”

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… Continue Reading “I adore you, Port Gamble!”

Before and after – the evolution of our property

We bought our cute little cottage-like house in Port Orchard, Washington last October.  Her insides were perfect and needed no updating, but the outside was in desperate need of some love.  Seven months later, the work is 95% complete and I am so happy with the… Continue Reading “Before and after – the evolution of our property”

Let this indoor girl OUT!

As Jack Dawson described Rose DeWitt-Bukater, I, too, am an “indoor girl.” Historically, if I had to choose an outdoor activity versus an indoor one, especially in the heat of summer, I would always choose the activity that let me sit in the air… Continue Reading “Let this indoor girl OUT!”

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… Continue Reading “Mountain View Monday”

My dining room is complete!

Slowly getting this new house decorated.  Ever since I bought the vase now sitting on my new dining room table, I envisioned a maritime theme for my dining room.  I went to Olde Central Antique Mall down the hill in Port Orchard today and… Continue Reading “My dining room is complete!”