Taking my camera out and about the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Pacific Mist Books

As much as I love my Kindle, there's something about holding a book in your hands that can't be mimicked by any e-reader. So it's no surprise that I love to haunt bookstores, especially during the dark and rainy winter and early spring season. Pacific Mist Books, an independent bookstore, is what every bookstore should be.

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House of Myths Carving Shed

It's hard to miss the more than 35 totem poles that grace the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's campus in Blyn, in Sequim, Port Angeles and even Port Townsend.  While not open to the public, I recently had the opportunity to tour the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's House of Myths Carving Shed, located in Jamestown, Washington. It's here that new totem poles are carved, and old ones are restored and refurbished.

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Driving Along Lake Crescent

A gorgeous summer Saturday, so it’s time to hit the road. Tossing my camera, a few bottles of water, and no game plan into the car, I picked up my mother for a spur-of-the-moment drive to Lake Crescent.

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Lake Crescent in the Olympic National Park

First Beach at La Push

Summer hasn't quite made it here yet, a few warm days here and there, but a lot of cloudy skies and mid-60s temperatures. So when a reasonably sunny day showed up, off west I went. I found myself driving down Hwy 101, past Lake Crescent and on a whim, decided to take Hwy 110 to La Push.

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Forks Cemetery Headstone Cleaning

On a Saturday morning, I tossed my camera in the car and headed for Forks. Specifically, the Forks Cemetery. The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution cleans veterans' headstones and grave markers throughout the summer.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new owner of my favorite book store, Pacific Mist Books. Way to go Caitlin!
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A calm Sequim Bay, and yes, that's the remains of this week's snow on the stump.
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Heather in bloom blanketed by last night's snow.
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Totem in the falling snow.
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Always a pretty place to stretch my legs at the Marlyn Nelson county park at Dungeness. Sequim Bay on one side and morning glories and bluffs on the other.
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Blooming groundcover roses are a reminder that summer isn't over quite yet.
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Gardiner Beach sunset.
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This little chipmunk was hard to see and photograph! ...

Always a good day when I make the ferry!
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Say hello to my little friend. 😁
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Coneflowers in a field. ...

Don't see too many squirrels around here, so I had to snap this one eating a mushroom.
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