My heart goes out to the victims families in ‪#‎Paris‬, in ‪#‎Lebanon‬, in ‪#‎Syria‬, , ‪#‎Pakistan‬ , ‪#‎Behrain‬, and in so many other countries in this sad time. Many of us on this side of the world are most familiar with Paris, and we hurt for them following this attack 11-13-2015.   Many more in other countries (such as in Lebanon on 11-12-15) have been killed by terrorists, so many more have become refugees. Huge numbers of refugees are turned away daily from borders around the world; desperate for a place to lay down and be safe.

I have tried hard to keep on adding positive compassionate loving energy into this world, but beyond that I really cannot say I have done anything to change the tide or help. So hard to not feel helpless, and so many in the world seem to want to blame and hate all those who are different. So many Muslims have been suffering at the hands of a few, just as those same few brought great pain to Paris.
At the same time, there is that underlying fear… what if it comes to us, and who can we trust anymore? Mother taught me that everyone has a spark of the Divine with them, just that some people forget and we can help them remember they are good people, by being kind to them.


These are but a few of the Flags of countries currently suffering.
Starting in the upper left hand corner, and moving
clockwise to the right:

#Myanmar (used to be Burma) (upper left)
#Afghaniston (upper right)
#Bahrain (red and white, zigzag)
#France (blue, white and red bars)
#PanArab (Flag of the Arab Revolt) (lower right)
#Syria (bottom left)
#Iraq (above Syria)
#Pakistan (white crescent moon and star on green)


Glenwood Aurora

This gallery contains 15 photos.

While the majority of my aurora shots have been from Trout Lake side of Mount Adams, I found this series of shots in my archives that had been forgotten, from Glenwood, WA.  June 1, 2013  Mount Adams still features strongly.  The first two shots were of something I have not experienced any other time; and […]

Prayer For Roseburg


“Prayer For  Roseburg and UCC”

Tears fall from many… and gather together as one.

Life, ever uncertain,   becomes ever more precious this  night.

Flames of hope and love light    your vigil, as community gathers

to    drive     away    the      anger,  fear and pain.

Or,   at  least,  hold  it  at  bay  for  the moment.

Hands reach out,  hearts across the land open,

spinning love and compassion into rope

to help pull lost hearts to safety.

Gathered, together… all the

tears… to wash clean

the wounds.

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse


For the “Super Blood Moon” event I went with my friend Gary up on Dalles Mountain in hopes of seeing more of the moon coming over the horizon. In hindsite, I am not certain that was quite the case, but it was still a lovely night. Many people were out on the roads last night flocking to favorite locations in hopes of getting “the shot” or seeing what may for some of us be a once in a lifetime experience.
Having watched several lunar eclipses over the years, still it was really different seeing the moon become eclipsed as it was rising over distant hills as the sun set and twilight came on.
Here are a few images, each with its own time stamp. Hope you enjoy!










Yakama Tribe Dip Netting


Taken near the Columbia Gorge in September, 2015, Native Americans catch fish the old fashioned way their ancestors used. Materials are a bit more modern, but the concept remains the same. I always encourage people to respect the ones fishing, ask before taking photos, and offer to send them images of themselves.