Jenuine Photo Safari, Just Flora

Wild at Heart

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.

Native American Proverb

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heat on Fine Art America

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Jenuine LIfe, Jenuine Photo Safari

What Is a Photo Safari?

I get this question quite a lot. In my world, and I would suspect in other nature photographer’s too, there are times when we go on the HUNT for photos. Sometimes they start with a desired outcome, not to imply we get it, and others we select a location to explore. This weekend … I went on a Jenuine Photo Safari and I am excited to share!

This safari for the vast majority did NOT go as planned. I created the opportunity to leave out Friday morning, to camp for two nights, and instead I got REALLY sick … literally could not get out of bed Friday and the weather all over the state forecasted rain. So what started out as a multiple day adventure, turned into a day trip!

Rather than fight the rain, I chose to embrace it and created the possibility of raindrops on wildflowers … sweeeeeeet! Only to get to the top of Mt. Rainier to find mostly sunny skies and NO wildflowers … no joke!  Wildflowers will be popping in two weeks … DOH! Not to be thwarted, I stalked many early bloomers, along the side of the road … much to the amusement of tourist passerby’s, and considered the day a success.

When the clouds overtook the mountain at Sunrise, as shown in the video below, I danced in the rain!!! Shortly later, I hopped back in Grace (my Subi) and headed home off the mountain. When at the edge of the park, darkness nearly upon us, I spotted a waterfall along side the road and BAM … inspiration hit. In no less than 100 ft of tarmac it dawned on me, those filters I had been thinking I needed to step down the light for the slow shutter speeds necessary for flowy water … didn’t apply in the DARK!!! This is the point when the adventure began, I stopped, whipped Grace around, and directed her headlights upon the water. To make even more of spectacle of myself, it turned out my hand-me-down tripod wouldn’t allow me to get close enough to the grass … what did Jen do? Why use my daughter’s booster seat of course. My mentor told me to use a bean bag and I figured a padded seat counted … right Ron?

Well, the end result is today’s share … I promise to share the wildflowers later. And, for the perfect ending to another amazing Jenuine Photo Safari … as I descended the rain landed on all the campers, I left it behind as I passed through Enumclaw and got to sleep in my cozy bed for the night.


A Glow at Night

A Jenuine Moment … The Clouds Rollin In

Intentional Living, Jenuine LIfe, Just Mountains

June 2014’s Intentions

Yes, you read that right … I am sharing June’s Intentions at the near end of the month! May had me expanding at such a rate, my overall integrity went out. I took two trips out of state, started a new job, and have been buried under ‘tons to do’. The irony is I have been DOING non-stop since June arrived, just not holding true to my Intentional Planner.

What stopped me? My inner drive to do things ‘right’. I returned from a fabulous CreativeLive Course on how to turn my talent into a business. I was an in-studio student and my vision for my Just Jenuine Creations EXPLODED, I was called to fulfill on turning my Intentional Planner into pdfs that others can fill in, and I took action on bringing into being … and it didn’t turn out ‘right’. No joke. I can’t express enough how hard it is to do your own marketing when whatever you do isn’t good enough for yourself.

The course also made me realize I do not connect enough with my audience, that I share, I do not have conversations online … that I am not doing Social Media, ‘right’. I have so many wonderful ways to grow. And as a step in that direction, I offer the next iteration in transforming my Intentional Planner into a tool for others to use. The image below is a snapshot of a pdf I filled in with Adobe Reader and I am playing with turning into a Word file too.

Given June is almost over … stay tuned for another share soon that will dig deeper into all that I have been doing to fulfill on these intentions. After that, expect to experience more opportunities to converse with me online! Heck, don’t wait … share your feedback on what you’d like to see this Intentional Planner develop into or connect with me in general. I would love to hear from you!!!

June 2014 Intention Share

Just Coastal, Just Geology, Just Quotes, Just Sunsets, Just Water

Caught In The Star Light

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Freiedrich Nietzsche

Caught In The Star Light

Caught In The Star Light on Fine Art America

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