Onwards and Upwards

One day at a time…. onwards and upwards… and this is a good day full of beauty! If your head is hanging down and you are sitting in a dark room feeling down, step outside in the sun or rain, and take a deeeeeeep breath in, look up and around, study the spring signs popping out all over the place, and remind yourself whatever the problem is, does not have to consume you. You have a choice, you can embrace each little moment of beauty and it can help turn things around for you. I know this to be true from many ups and downs in this life.

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Is it Spring?

While not entirely spring in Trout Lake, down the hill in Husum to White Salmon area flowers are popping. Here the upper valley we still have little spots of snow. However yesterday I woke up to the sound of birds singing loudly, birds I had not been hearing yet this year. That’s a good sign! How is spring progressing in your area?

Here are a few images from yesterday in the lower White Salmon River Valley.

Gentle Splash of Spring

Look closely for the refraction of another flower in the raindrop on this Daffodil
Fruit trees burst into bloom in the orchards

Fruit trees burst into bloom in the orchards

Pause, look around you, breathe in the delicious smells swirling through the Spring air as flowers pop open faster and faster everyday.  Color begins to paint the countryside and city gardens, forgotten flowers untended suddenly make their age old appearance on a cycle all their own, catching us by surprise and bringing gasps of delight. Gloomy doldrums slip away for the time being and life emerges from its Chrysalis once more as last years leaves become nutrient for this years Delight.

 

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Like flames of Red, dainty tulips open among the Narcissus

Like flames of Red, dainty tulips open among the Narcissus

 

red tulip like flame under a moon

Magical lands of moons and softness

 

Look closely for the refraction of another flower in the raindrop on this Daffodil

Look closely for the refraction of another flower in the raindrop on this Daffodil

The Earth Cries

My heart and prayers go out to the people of Moore, Oklahoma as they struggle to overcome and find their lives after the tornado tore through their town and life on May 20, 2013.  The stories that are pouring out on the news are unbelievably heartbreaking.

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Wildflower season in the High Mountains

Several recent journeys took me into the mountains, mostly around Mount Adams at Bird Creek Meadows where I love to play. I also made a quick side trip to Sunrise Point on Mount Rainer as I came through the back ways home from Seattle, caught sunrise and a few wildflower shots! I need to get back up there badly. Hope you enjoy the results!

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