In PT in the rain w Rachel. Thanks to her encouragement and patience, we managed to capture cormorants, a ferry, a seal head...see it? The quintessential PNW October photo. #pnw#porttownsend#olympicpeninsula
@kristinmonahan had the perfect mitts for contrast to display some of the amazing colors found on the forest floor..
⭐️Phylloporus arenicola(Western Gilled Bolete)
⭐️Cortinarius smithii (Western Red Dye)
It feels good to be out playing and allowing more space for music in my life again, I'm feeling thankful for the autumnal vibes that always usher in this transition. Come stop by the Chimacum Farmer's Market tomorrow and grab some produce while I provide you with a lovely soundtrack starting at 11:00AM!
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I have always loved rain and grey skies. I remember sitting outside a coffee shop in Anchorage,sipping on a cappuccino, listening to Blind Melon’s “No Rain” playing on the radio, and wishing all days could be as good as that one. Fast forward 24 years and I still love the rain, a good cup of coffee, and Blind Melon. We were fortunate enough to be able to move to the PNW and for the first time in my life I feel like I’m home.
So if you’re like me and love overcast and rainy days, you can have them even on the sunniest of days! I’m definitely making more of these fluffy clouds. If you’re local to Port Angeles and would like a pair for yourself, send me a DM.
Thank you so much for everyone’s support last night! Thank you sponsors. Thank you volunteers. Thank you to each and every one of you who played a part in last night’s Ground Breaking event! #fieldhall#groundbreaking#performingartscenter
When magic and reality actually do look the same. --
Suhan & Yoon were only in Seattle for a few days and wanted to commemorate the trip with their first ever family session with Hannah.
Making a two-hour trek to the Olympic Peninsula with an 11-month-old is not for the faint of heart, but she was amazing through the whole thing. Lake Cushman did not disappoint. This day was incredible.
Hey friends!! Isn't this image lovely? It isn't mine (if I could find the owner I'd give a huge shout-out), but I'm using it as an example. Please take a moment to check out my Kickstarter project. I have been wanting to get a trailer for a long time now so that I can beef up my little wedding business. Those of you who know me know it has been a dream of mine to offer a reasonably-priced option for weddings in this region of the #pnw . Owning a sweet vintage trailer is central to my business plan. Please help spread the word! kickstarter.com/projects/snowberryeventdesign/multi-use-vintage-trailer-project . #olympicpeninsula#pnwedding#vintagetrailer#vintagewedding#elopement#pnwelopement#kickstarter#porttownsend#olympicpeninsulawedding
The “hall of mosses”. Photo by @alberthbyang. Today we explored the Hoh rainforest and then the beaches of the Quileute territory. It was overwhelmingly beautiful seeing old growth temperate rainforests and then wilderness beaches. Tonight we are sleeping to the sounds of waves in our comfy accommodations at the ocean side resort. Tomorrow brings new adventures on our Olympic Peninsula Tour! #soultravelers#gondwana_ecotours#beachesandhoh
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Day 2 of the Olympic National Park Hiking Tour and Photography Workshop with @michaelmatti gave us some very moody & stormy fall captures. Today, we visited Lake Crescent and Sol Duc Falls and spent the afternoon learning all about Lightroom to get the best out of these images. I’m running around with umbrellas and taking behind the scenes photos (see the story), but here’s a quick shot of a BOOMING Sol Duc Falls from my favorite tripod: the bridge railing 😅 Absolutely phenomenal to see the elements of Olympic National Park coming back to life! #HikeOlympic
As the sun dipped down, we sat on the long sandy beach watching the last of the day’s light illuminate the sea stacks in the distance as surfers set out to catch some small sunset surf.
Pretty wild to think that earlier that day, I woke up in the comfort of my bed, another country away. When the opportunity arose to meet up with a group of strangers in search of surf, like most of my decisions, I spontaneously stuffed my backpack with a tent, a couple pairs of clothes, a camp stove and some fuel. I walked down to catch the ferry to Port Angeles only a few blocks from my home. From there, I would catch two city buses for $1.50 each, taking me through the Olympic National Park. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing from the window seat of a city bus. At the end of the road, I landed in a small coastal First Nations community, where I would wait for a community shuttle that would supposedly take me close to the beachside campground, where surfers from all over set up camp for the weekend. With no one in sight, I sat and waited. As I sat waiting, a hooded man approached me thinking I was someone else and we began chatting. He said his sister often drives the bus and proceeded to give me a quarter that I needed to get on. When the shuttle finally arrived, the driver was not his sister, but a friendly man named George who was surprised to see a traveller waiting at the stop. We talked and laughed, and he stated that he was aloud to go half a mile off route to drop off the elderly. He then proceeded to drive the shuttle bus up a dirt road and drop me off directly in front of the camp site. As a solo female traveller, I find myself nervous at times, but this trip in particular was filled with nothing but kindness.
I wasn’t sure how long I’d be backpacking through Washington. I had no idea what each day would bring, who that day would bring and where it would take us. But for the next 8 or so days, in every moment of predetermined judgement and fear, I was reminded that people are generous and kind. From free coffees, meals, rides and words of well wishes, the week took me on my most memorable adventures of the summer.