[ Tree of Life ] Good Morning fellow dream chasers. Friendly reminder to get tf up and do the damn thing you’ve been telling yourself to do all week, month, and/or year. Hold on to your roots and never stop growing. Keep climbing & exploring through life’s hidden wonders. Take care of yourselves, take care of mother nature’s creations & living creatures. #zitroinpnw#zitrowithdashka
2 321 hour ago
The Sunset of Acceptance
At the age of 2 I was adopted by two of the most incredible people. At the age of 43 I found my birth mother and a half brother and sister.
Over the last couple of years, my birth mother has thanked me for accepting her. Little does she know what her acceptance of me means to me.
This sunset in La Push, WA is at my birth mother's favorite beach, taken while watching the setting sun with her and my sister.
After this crazy week I'm really looking forward to this... oh and testing out my new boots!
3 222 hours ago
Throwback Thursday 😎👊 I make it a point to stop at this spot when I hike on the Longmire side if the mountain...it always provides different looks at this majestic peak.
Enjoy a B&W perspective 😍 Have a great Thursday!
Why is opening up so hard and why are burdens so heavy? How can people feel so much shame for things they have no control over? I know I’m not the only one that has a hard time with these kinds of things, it just blows my mind that it can take people this long, and longer, for things to click. It feels really good, to finally be able to just mentally breathe good. If that makes sense.
But this man right here, thank you for making it so easy, mentally, it’s always been easy with you. You deserve some credit. Im thankful for our friendship and relationship. Thank you for the emotional support, the encouragement, the reassurance, and the praise when I do the things that are most difficult for me. The way it makes me feel means so much to me. ♥️
Fermented Summer Squash
On the left: zucchini made into noodles (zoodles baby), salt and pepper. That’s it. Cure for 21 days.
On the right: sliced patty pan, grape leaves, dill/celery seed, lemon thyme sprig, crushed garlic, salt, water. I’ll taste test after 7 days.
This summer flew by, but not without its shining moments.
6 14612 hours ago
So in addition to #waterfallwednesday it's also # fullmoonwednesday. As I arrived at the middle falls aka little mashel falls (pronounced michelle) I was greeted with a full moon.
Yes that's right, a woman was doing her big business 3 feet from the trail. I need to bleach my eyes to rid that memory. She said better me than her students who were down below. I said, Lady it's not!
I got to share the falls with the students from Eatonville Middle School today.
My first time seeing this view was last year, and completely by accident. Long before I'd start using topo maps for backcountry trips, when basically anything not on the trail, or pre planned, would probably end up being overlooked. I took a chance at sunrise, having been satisfied with the direction I went the night before, and decided to walk in a different direction. Then lake after lake started to appear, a total of five different ones slightly hidden from view. This was my favorite set of the bunch. Right as the first light shines over the ridge line and blasts into the valley below, and long shadows drape over the lake.
28 2,47716 September, 2019
My first time to crater lake was completely different. Snow as high as a two story building, winds that would blow you off a mountain and cold as ice cream.. maybe colder. ❄️ Today was an insane sunrise, just cold enough to wear a light jacket and views that were endless. Glad I got to see Crater Lake in all its beauty.
A rare and magical sight of bioluminescence. The term bioluminescence actually refers to any living organism that has the ability to create a fleeting light. Here in the Northwest, bioluminescence — sometimes appearing as small sparks of light and other times like a glow in the water — is created by dinoflagellates, single-celled animal plankton that only live in certain waters during certain times of the year.