Posted in January 2013

Ray of light

Ray of light

Driving to the yard waste drop box over the weekend, a ray of light caught my attention. It was hitting the base of the mountain and creating a fascinating spotlight effect. It was lightly raining, at the time, and the light was very diffused. I reached for my camera and took a few shots. If … Continue reading

When I grow up

When I grow up

When I grow up, I want to hang with April Vokey. That FlyGal will teach me all of her wicked tricks, and she’ll encourage me to hit the river and get my fish on. And after a hard day of “working” on the river, we’ll celebrate our successes with a beer at sunset. And, when … Continue reading

Ticked off frogs

Ticked off frogs

A temperature increase in the mountains has sent some runoff water down our way. Add in a bunch of rain and you’ve got yourself a whole mess of water. It’s nothing dramatic, yet. Just some lowland flooding. But the rivers are swollen and the flow has changed; an additional 110 c.f.s. (cubic feet per second) per hour. … Continue reading

Triple rated treat

Triple rated treat

When I was a kid we’d load up in my adopted dad’s pickup. Actually he’s my best friend’s dad, but I always call him my adopted dad. Glad we cleared that up. Anywho, we’d load up in his rig and head up to the hills. The summer heat would be in full effect, and we … Continue reading

Free in your love

Free in your love

For me, music is a necessity during yoga. Music is the spirit. It creeps into the cracks of my mind, and settles into my bones. I notice the difference in my movements. They’re more fluid when accompanied by song. My body sways. Any tension in my muscles relaxes and I go deeper into a pose. If you … Continue reading

My daughter’s nose

My daughter’s nose

Three figures reflected in the bathroom mirror. The image catches my attention, and I pause to take a look. My eyes tender with a mother’s love as I gaze upon my babies. I catch my oldest looking at herself. The expression on her face critical. Oh, love. If I could only give you the insight I … Continue reading

The Art of Observation

The Art of Observation

I took the girls for a stroll the other day. A growly bear, her friend, and a 4-year old with a fake phone who tells me she wants to “test” somebody. I can only assume she meant text. Yikes! How quickly they grow. I coaxed them away from MineCraft with the promise of fluffy whipped … Continue reading

Insomnia is no bueno

Insomnia is no bueno

I’m meeting my neighbor at the local crossfit gym at 5:30 this morning. It’s our first time working out together, and I’m paranoid I’ll sleep in. So, of course, I don’t. I roll over and look at the clock, 1 am. Again, 2 am. By the time 3 am rolls around my eyes are wide … Continue reading

The call of the mountains

The call of the mountains

As I sip a hot mug of Vashon Island Costa Rican Reserve, I close my eyes and imagine I’m here… …pulling back the tent flap, breathing in that crisp mountain air, and looking out with awe and appreciation. The camp fire is crackling and emitting its strong, sweet aroma. I take a seat in one of … Continue reading

An ethereal fog rolls in

An ethereal fog rolls in

A windy path lined with fallen leaves leads to our small river. Everywhere you look, shades of green and brown. It’s warmed up outside– at least 10 degrees. Even so, the small pools of water are still frozen. Reticent to thaw. The rocks are dry. It hasn’t rained in days. But step beneath the surface and the … Continue reading