The Adventure – Mt Rainier Photo Safari (August 2014)

What a joy to participate with THE ADVENTURE™ and create a Mount Rainier Photo Safari! As the host city of Landmark’s Team, Management, and Leadership Program we had nearly 900 team members join us from all over North America and we had ladies from Boston, Florida, Washington DC, San Diego, and Indiana along on this wonderful safari. Amazing!

The forecast was for thunder storms, and we got off to a late start … neither deterred us, nor impacted the magnificence of Mount Rainier’s beauty!! The photo conditions, well … those were WAAAAAAAAAAY less than ideal.  My Sony Alpha 380 got pushed to her limits and my post processing skills put to good use.  :o)

Here are the best images from the safari … they barely scratch the surface of what the eyes saw and go no where near the magic of the bonds we formed as we spent the day and sunset together in nature!!!

Love to Michele, Gloria, Lily, Sarah, Laura, and Mary … thank you for your lovely company and the honor of sharing the fabulous Pacific Northwest!!!

 

Seattle Sight

Seattle Sight

“For what you see and hear
depends a good deal on
where you are standing:
it also depends on
what sort of person you are.”

C.S. Lewis

I see a heart, a playful otter, and a flexed bicep…
What do you see?

Seattle Sight on Fine Art America

Late Bloom

Late Bloom

“A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.” 
Jean Paul Richter

So hard to believe this autumn bud was just captured a little over a month ago… it will always remind me of the transformative weekend in my hometown of Portland, OR, where I took another powerful step toward creating inner peace and being love.

@ Portland Rose Garden

Late Bloom on Fine Art America

Lichen World Pour

Lichen World Pour

“You were aimed from birth:
you will never be alone.
Rain 
will come, a gutter filled, an Amazon,
long aisles — you never heard so deep a sound,
moss on rock, and years. You turn your head —
that’s what the silence meant: you’re not alone.
The whole wide world pours down.”
William Stafford

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Let The Rain Fall Down On Me

Let The Rain Fall Down On Me

“The magic of purpose and of love
in its purest form. Not television love,
with its glare and hollow and sequined glint;
not sex and allure,
all high shoes and high drama,
everything both too small and
in too much excess, but just love.
Love like rain, like the smell of a tangerine,
like a surprise found in your pocket.”
Deb Caletti