LIfe is an everchanging Process

No matter what life throws our way

we can overcome

endure

and even move forward.  

At times the moments can be full of shadows

and hurt, 

but go around that next corner

and the LIght returns

to brighten your 

Day. 

What we do with that light

is up to each of us.

We can hide it in our proverbial closets

and try to keep it all for ourselves…. 

but it slips away. 

We can shine the light out from 

our hearts

for others to find their way, 

and it returns 

brighter.

Our choice.  Move

Forward into that LIght!  Let it fill the hearts of others

so that they may shine for you 

in dark times.

Together, spirits shining, move 

Forward into that Light, 

Together.

Give Thanks.

     ~darlisa black August 16, 2014

Road to Mount Rainer

Road to Mount Rainer

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Mount Rainer National Park

Starlisa Black Photography

Hi!  this is Darlisa Black, owner of “Starlisa Black Photography”

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Starlisa Black Photography:  The Photographer, Darlisa Black, at Christine Falls

Early this summer i was able to make a one day journey along the southern route through Mount Rainer National Park. The mountain hid her face most of the day, finally peeking through the clouds as I was on the last leg of the journey. Throughout the day, in mist and fog, I was entranced by the little roadside vignettes in green forest dress, and stopped many times to breathe in the rich air and absorb the beauty. Thank you for sharing it with me!

These are taken at Christine Falls in the park
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Christine Falls at Mount Rainer National Park

Ruby Falls near the road to Paradise was a treasure on that dayMtRainer_waterfall-7820-Edit-1

The next four are different shots of Narada Falls, which was nearly too large to catch with my 28 mm maximum size option.  The spray was so very intense it was  a struggle to get any shots at all of this falls, but it was a joy to stand there and feel the power of this mountain expressed through the tremendous glacial run off and snowmelt.

Narada Falls, Mount Rainer National Park

Narada Falls, Mount Rainer National Park

Narada Falls, Mount Rainer National Park

THis last of of Narada shows the top of the Falls from near the road
Narada Falls, Mount Rainer National Park

This lovely little jewel was along the trail down to Narada Falls
along the Creek above Narada Falls, Mount Rainer National Park

I almost missed this one alongside the road in to the park, small and elegant.

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A passing motorist offered to catch my picture with my phone in this rare moment of the day when the Mountain showed her face.

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Ancient Cedars and other old growth trees abound in the park, and I love to meditate on the changing world this tree witnessed in its lifetime.

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Thanks to the heavy moisture and rainfall of the western slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington and Oregon, the lush rich undergrowth of ferns and wildflowers and moss draped maples is legendary.

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another roadside stop featured this lovely seasonal stream that created a waterfall over the roots of the ancient tree. Tree-Waterfall_MountRainer_7644

Mount Rainer in a brief clearing in the stormy weather.
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Through August my work can be seen large at Skyline Hospital and North Shore Clinic in White Salmon, Washington

2012 Photojourney BOOK

My newest book is out, consisting of many of my best images from late 2011 to late 2012 (plus a few extra bests thrown in from previous years).
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This colorful 8 x 8 inch book consists of 26 pages plus full size photos on front and back cover, and tells a seasonal story of the last year for this part of southern Washington and northern Oregon including bits from the Columbia River Gorge. Also included are photos from Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount Rainer, and Mount St. Helens, as well as Fire photos from this years local wildfires.

Price: $42.00 Shipping and Handling $6.00
Contact me at starlisa.black@gmail.com or on here to make an order. I am now able to take paypal, debit, and credit over the phone; chec or checks and cash via male at

Starlisa Black Photography
P.O. Box 190
Husum, WA 98623

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!

By the way, I have not yet resolved my troubles with my other website so for now starlisa.net is being redirected here.  Also here is a link to my other “About the Photographer” page