About

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My family and I love our small town here in the wonderful Pacific Northwest.  We have a lot of fun exploring the mountains, beaches and forests of Washington State and if there is a spare hour or two left in the day you will find us gardening and remodeling our home.  I always have a camera in my hand ready to capture a photo of something new or simply as a way to celebrate the beauty of every day life.

Through this blog I share photos from our adventures around the Seattle area, progress reports about our home remodeling projects and images of the seasonally changing views from our corner of the Northwest.

Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you so much Sweetness, what a fun surprise to see this morning! I really appreciate your support and kind comments here on my blog and am clicking over now to take a look at your award post. 🙂

  1. Thanks for following my blog, I’ve seen you here and there on other blogs, so I’m glad we’ve connected. I’m loving your photography here. I’m in Northern California, so not too awfully far away, but I’ve never been up to the Pacific Northwest…one day I hope.

  2. We are indeed neighbors. I live in Portland at Rock Creek. I travel a lot in my quest for new photographic material so I’m probably familiar with whatever area you call home.

    1. Nice to hear from you Bob, I love Portland and lived there for several years while studying at PSU. My sister and her family are in Forest Grove, OR while I am in Edmonds, just north of Seattle. If you ever make it up this way let me know. 🙂

      1. Wonderful.. I used to do that using dumbells of 1 kg in each hand, and I did and loved yoga. I should start again after a two-year break :S Have you tried Nordic Walking?

      2. Thank you, Lisa 🙂 Now, I would like to ask about your age, health, diet and all sorts of impertinent questions so I’d better shut up 😀

  3. thanks for stopping by, I’m glad you liked my post on the fruit tree project. Do you have any of them near you? The article mentioned Portland Oregon.
    I used to work out of Anacortes, I think your part of the country is just so beautiful. I have lots of pictures from vacations up there, but all before digital.

    1. We have a group in Seattle called Solid Ground that harvests fruit from public trees and then distributes everything to local food banks. Fortunately gardening and fruit trees are very common here and I hope the habits continue to grow. Anacortes is a pretty spot, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your visits to the Pacific Northwest!
      Lisa

  4. Hi Lisa, Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! As you probably know, we are just down the road from you in Auburn. My husband, Eric, has recently started his own photography blog (linked on my site), so we will both be following you now! I look forward to exploring your site. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Hi D’Arcy, thanks for the nice message and I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I’ll be sure to check out Eric’s photography blog and am looking forward to following your remodeling progress. 🙂

  5. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks again for submitting such beautiful images to this month’s edition of The Paperbook Collective. One of the reader’s mentioned that your pages were their favourite!
    It is an honour to publish your beautiful pictures, and I hope you will continue to submit in 2014.
    Happy holidays!
    Jayde.

  6. I too am from the Pacific Northwest–Portland, OR. I love exploring all this beautiful country also. I am originally from the Midwest so I am enjoying the mountains, ocean and evergreens we have here.

  7. Hello!
    Thank you for following my blog. I know how many interesting blogs are out there and feel honored that you picked mine to follow. I hope my stories entertain and inform and my photos bring you joy and wonderment.
    I travel mostly local but try to always find interesting places. I have lived in several different places, including the northwest, and dig through my archives of photos to bring glimpses into places I have been. Sometimes I post a recipe because food tells a lot about culture.
    I am not a professional photographer, so my photos are sometimes a little fuzzy and there are telephone poles and wires and other things along with what I was photographing. The older photos are 35mm, the newer are point and shoot digital and a few are Samsung Smartphone.
    I am new to blogging so if you have any advice or critique please drop me a comment.
    Thank you again for following and to quote Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
    Iris the Wanderer
    ex-Whidbey Islander and Sedro Woolley High School grad.

    1. Hello Iris, it’s always fun to meet someone who has lived in the PNW! I’m enjoying your blog and look forward to seeing more stories from your wandering life. 🙂 Thanks for reading and following my posts.
      Lisa

  8. So glad to have stumbled across your blog. I’m a former PNW’er myself. I can feel the rain and smell the trees through your photos. They’re wonderful.. A true artist! Keep on posting!

  9. What a great blog name & beautiful photos! I’ve never traveled to the PNW, but it’s on my list. The lighthouse photo sparked my interest as to what it would be like to live in one. I’m glad you enjoyed my post “Being Young” & About page.

    1. Thanks so much for your nice comments lazlau! I hope you get a chance to travel through the PNW, it is a beautiful place to visit and I agree a lighthouse would be a fantastic place to spend some time. 🙂

  10. Once in awhile I yield to these things, and one consequence is that I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. The details will be in a posting Friday (May 2) at Jnana’s Red Barn, where I’ll link to you regardless of your decision to follow through. Thanks for doing what you are online, and my best regards for your presentations ahead. In the meantime, take a bow in the spotlight.

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    1. Hi Rajiv, it’s great to hear you would like to join the 1D1W project! There are a few ways to follow my blog – from the home page you can click follow up at the top of the black bar on the left corner, or from any individual post page I have a follow button in the right widget area under my social media buttons. To add posts to the project please link back to my weekly 1D1W post in the body of your post so I can read it and I will then add a link for everyone to see. Lisa

  12. Hi Lisa,
    Cee Neuner from Cee’s Photography invited me to be part of a Virtual Blog Tour, which I agreed to and will be posting on Monday, July 7. It is also my turn to extend an invitation to one or more people who’s work I’d like to introduce my readers/followers to. There are four questions to answer and you can also add your photos to the post. I would like to invite you to join the Virtual Blog Tour. You post would be on Monday, July 21st. Please say yes, I love your blog and would like others discover your wonderful blog.

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    1. Thanks, Jann! The ability to have a grid style home page is one of the main reasons I chose this new theme and hearing you enjoyed scrolling down is great news. 🙂 I’ll be shopping for a chilled bottle of SeaGlass very soon…

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  15. Kim

    Hello from Brisbane, Australia. I came here via the WordPress photo challenge. I love what you capture and write about. I spent 10 years living in your country, including almost a year in Seattle. I love Washington State, and my last road trip before I headed home to Brisbane was a drive from Portland to Vancouver. Your country has many beautiful spots, but my fave is the Pacific Northwest. I’ve started following you now, and looking forward to your future posts. 🙂

    1. Hello Kim and welcome! Thanks so much for signing up to follow me here, I really appreciate your visit and comments. 🙂 It’s great to hear you enjoyed your time in Washington and I agree, the drive between Vancouver and Portland is full of beautiful moments. You’ll have to let me know if you recognize any landmarks or favorite places in my photos. 🙂 Lisa

      1. Kim

        Hi Lisa. Yes, I’ll certainly let you know. I love the whole concept of blogs – enabling one to see someone else’s life through photos and words. Kim

  16. I have been looking for your blog as I used to follow this one unless it was another person. Did you move to Seattle in the last year or so? I knew of a gal moving out and than I lost touch with her. Are you her? I live in Bothell. We aren’t to far from each other.

    1. Hi Alesia, thanks for finding me again! I used to follow your blog as well but every once in awhile a few blogs seem to drop out of my reader and I have to re-follow. I haven’t moved in several years but yes we are close, I’m over in Edmonds.

      1. It is strange. WordPress does drop blogs I follow. I do know recently I did clean up my blogs I follow because it was just crazy that I had over 300 that I was following and just did not have time to read them, but I did not see yours in the list….So glad we found each other again…Thought you might like this post too. lol

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