Curiosity keeps us searching for places where colors shine and textures mimic. Contentment is found in the open air. To see more freelensing stories from around the globe, follow the link at the bottom of this post. You’ll be taken through a blog circle of artists dedicated to raising children who respect and enjoy what […]

June. The rise of long days spent in the great outdoors. It holds warmth and berry picking and small fruit blossoms. This is the month where screen time ends completely and our connection to the tangible is uninterrupted. We indulge in the sweetness of summer…our home is the perfect climate for berries. Every year we […]

It’s the first month of the year where we slide our windows open and thank the evening breeze. A full bloom greets us. We turn the soil, making space for new roots and the Robins follow behind collecting their feast. Some personal work from May… Olympia Photography, Burfoot Park, Watershed Park, Olympia WA

Giving them a childhood full of cloudiness and sunlight…not indoors, the screen bright. Here’s to leading the littles into something better. Sleeping In The Forest by Mary Oliver I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone […]

The month of April was bursting at the seams. Family visited, we celebrated our daughter’s Gotcha Day (the day we received her seven years ago), I photographed lots of commissioned work and began a project that I can’t wait to announce this summer…I’m hoping it serves others well. Life is full and so rewarding. I’m […]

The pounding, relentless rain has kept us in winter’s trance. Greenhouse walls were raised and seedlings were buried, all to the sound of gusty winds. The rhythm of March.  

Cotton candy skies and bare boned trees. Pieces February…      

Eyes wide open, as if I slept the last year away. The same house and the same light but everything feels new again. January, the start of another 365 and a promise to be more selfish with the making. To create for us and let go of expectations, so I might think less and feel more. I […]

When the weight of the world feels too heavy, claiming just a pinprick of shoreline and breathing that clean mountain air can lighten it all. Our national parks are unmatched treasures that give freely. Let’s never forget the sacredness of the land, worth more than any amount of gold. And may we all have the heart […]

What if you bowed before every dandelion you met and wrote love letters to squirrels and pigeons who crossed your path? What if scrubbing the dishes became an act of single reverence for the gift of being washed clean, and what if the rhythmic percussion of chopping carrots became the drumbeat of your dance? What if you […]