I'm a free spirited aging hippie
who loves talking to flowers, chasing rainbows
and photographing all the beauty that surrounds us
Thanks for taking a peek into my little world

Saturday, June 24


So often shrouded in clouds
Mt St Helens

Friday, June 23

Thursday, June 22

Heavenly Hostas

I love Hostas
with their many 
shades of green

Wednesday, June 21

Fading Light

Elusive last light
fading so quickly
into night

Tuesday, June 20

The Colors of Beauty

With our very wet Spring
flowers are blooming
in abundance

Monday, June 19

Daisy Daze

Daisies are happy flowers
their blooms simply
make us smile

Sunday, June 18

Peaceful Sunday

With the passing of time I find
I've become so much more appreciative
of quietude and peacefulness

Saturday, June 17

Roses of the Wild

Petite in pink
and too short lived
these wild roses grow
anywhere there's even the tiniest bit
of sunshine

Friday, June 16


in waiting

Thursday, June 15

Young and Old

Our old hotel chair
garden art I call it
adorned with young maple leaves

Wednesday, June 14

Pretty in Pink

The purity of softness
in a pink rose

Tuesday, June 13

Quiet Time

Warming their wings
in the late afternoon sun

Monday, June 12

Softness in the Wild

Wild Columbine
nature's more gentle touch

Sunday, June 11

A Simple Flower

Can bring happiness
and joy

Saturday, June 10

Wild Roses

On the edge of a pasture
of long ago
a rose bush unwavering grows

Friday, June 9


Such a heavenly scent
from such delicate flowers

Thursday, June 8

The Blooming Wetlands

The water's edge
is alive with color

Wednesday, June 7

River Walk

Wandering trails along the
Columbia River

Tuesday, June 6


Small shiny stones
pieces of twisted driftwood
and feathers
Whatever catches my eye
and fits in my pockets
comes home with me

Monday, June 5

May You Always Fly Free

May the wind be
at your back
and beneath your wing

Sunday, June 4

Fleeting Beauty

The Lovely Daylily
Here for one brief moment
in time

Saturday, June 3

Friday, June 2

Sunshine On My Shoulders

When the skies cleared
the gardens filled
with soft afternoon light

Thursday, June 1


Lovely in a shaggy sort of way
the wild rose

Wednesday, May 31

And Bring Your Dollies Three

Our sweet little playhouse
tucked in long ago yesterdays
where a forest now grows

Tuesday, May 30

Quiet Reflections

Breezes calm to stillness
as evening comes to call
When the blues of sky and water
meld into one

Monday, May 29


Memorial Day
For all the many who never came home
Never Forget

        For My Brother Barry
        Vietnam 1969

Sunday, May 28

Last Light

Watched the last light of day
dance across the newly unfurled ferns

Saturday, May 27

Where Fairies Come to Play

But at present
they are tucked in the curls

Friday, May 26

Delicate DelightfulTrillium

So tiny and so delicate
and so delightful to discover
in the forest deep

Thursday, May 25

Wildflower Afternoon

At the edge of the forest
wildflowers grow

Wednesday, May 24

Happiness is

Paddling around the lake
on a warm Spring day

Tuesday, May 23

For Manchester

My heart hurts deeply
for the many victims
and their loved ones

Monday, May 22

Sunday, May 21

Spring Green

The ephemeral
light bright
of Spring

Saturday, May 20

Fantasy in Blue

Taking life too seriously
steals time and place
and self

Friday, May 19

Rhodies and Raindrops

Rhododendrons grow wild
here in the Pacific Northwest
A true Spring delight

Thursday, May 18

Pretty in Pink

So many blossoms
and blooms

Wednesday, May 17

Moody Moonlight

To dream
to set free
the imagination

Tuesday, May 16

Snow White

I love the brilliance
of snow white

Monday, May 15

When Flowers Bloom

Spring rains
on flowers full of bloom
awakens our every sense
even those yet to be known

Sunday, May 14

To Mom

Though you have been gone
more than 45 years
though I still shed tears of loss
my heart smiles as I remember
your smile
your touch
your love
Happy Mother's Day, Mom
and to all moms everywhere

Saturday, May 13

To Dance

 To see what cannot be seen
to know what cannot be known
to wish to dream to hope to be

Friday, May 12

Thursday, May 11

The Scent of Angels

A scent so pure
as if it were
touched by Angels

Wednesday, May 10

Seeking Tranquility

Greens against a clear blue sky
helps center the mind
in these times uncertain

Tuesday, May 9

Pureness of White

bursting into bloom

Monday, May 8

Happy Flowers

Pink Dogwood
always make me smile