I live in a beautiful place. This, I know.
Sometimes, it’s nice to get out there an see other beautiful places- so when I had the opportunity to join my aunt for an outing to New Mexico for a quick there and back, I couldn’t say no.
We spend time in Albuquerque and Sante Fe and wished we had more time to explore more of the wilds in the area. Nevertheless, we spent as much time enjoying the New Mexican lifestyle as possible.
We visited the Petroglyph National Monument before heading up to Sante Fe. It was a beautiful early winter weekend with plenty of sunshine. These PNW girls were in desperate need of some Vitamin D, albeit a crisp day.
The food was great, art game was strong, and I had to resist every urge to buy turquoise and leather everything. Next time, it is out to venture in the mountains and hot springs.
It’s about time I got back on my blogging train. Many exciting things have been happening around here, which has taken my attention elsewhere. (more on that later)
I’ve been trying to get out and play as much as possible lately. This last weekend’s adventure with Mary Jo Photography brought us to Olympic National Park, Staircase Trail.
If you are wanting to see lush, green moss and some of the tallest trees in the west, GO. If you are from the Northwest and haven’t made it to the Olympic Peninsula, GO! If this is your backyard like it is mine, WE ARE SO LUCKY.
The Staircase Loop Trail is a little over 2 miles, which easily turns into 5 miles for us with all of our wanderings. It is fairly easy and there were many families out enjoying the cold, crisp day.
We took to the trail with cameras and tripods in hand. One of the things I love about adventuring with Mary, is the no rush vibe we get when we see a spot that HAS to be photographed. These outings are a perfect opportunity to hone our skills with no pressure and the ability to really set up a shot.
I write this as many dear friends are on their millionth hour of deep snow, wretched freezing temperatures, and cabin fever. The PNW has been rocking this winter- mild, warm and SO MUCH SUNSHINE. Now, I wanted this post to serve as a reminder of the good that has been the east coast- and it will return.
Winter Boston meet Summer Boston. I know it has been a while since you’ve had clear streets, sunshine, and easy access to your city.
I’ve been holding these photos of The Natural Ginger and her Mr. for a few months. They needed some real attention, so they waited until all of my family photo sessions to be worked on. They got married in August at the family farm and had some gorgeous photos taken by my favorite photography duo- Memory Montage Photography, but wanted just a little bit of Boston time their wedding clothes. While out in Boston last September with the handsome, we took to the streets in full wedding attire, including an impromptu bouquet constructed in line at Trader Joe’s. We made our way through the city from the Boston Public Library, Fenway Park, and the Northeastern Campus where they first met. The night closed with a dive bar filled with friends. Couldn’t ask for a better memory of sweet summer.
I had a birthday this week. A pretty significant one in fact. Another year passing is another year of adventures and memories. A group of my favorite people (including a surprise appearance of the natural ginger) joined in the celebration and we spent some time downtown. A night of food, drinks, laughter and salsa music made it a birthday well spent. With everyone coming in from everywhere, we seemed to find ourselves at Pike Place Market more than a few times. Is it the food? Or the atmosphere? My Secret answer? Mini Donuts from The Daily Dozen