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It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. —Aristotle Onassis
Villa livin’ 😌🌴
I missed the "Super Wolf Blood Moon," so here is a shot of the "good ol' regular moon." It's up to you to see the beauty in everyday things.
🦄 northwest nightlife ✨❄️
‚I want summer back...‘ • • I can’t hear it anymore...many people gripe about the winter weather - for me every day, every weather and every season has a speacial magic. I love the mild summer air and the smell of spring, I love cozy and cold evenings at my home, I love winter morning walks inhale clear air and tanning skin heigh of the summer. I love to dance in the rain (to dance always and everywhere!) and rain noises on my attic window. To observe bees and birds and to see as the day awakens - everyday. I‘m grateful for the seasons in Germany, it‘s a privileg to sense differently atmospheres - in case that you are able to 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓁 & 𝓈𝑒𝑒 the ‚un-obvious’ things and when you are with yourself 🙏🏻❄️☀️🌧🐝🐞🌲🍂🍁🌷 • • This picture was created on a beautiful winter day this year ☀️♥️ • • #itsabeautifulworld #goodfeelings #goodvibes #naturelover #getoutside #thegreatoutdoors #getoutdoors #outdooradventures #openmyworld #goplayoutside #wildernessculture #letsgosomewhere #ourplanetdaily #keepitwild #stayandwander #lonelyplanet #theoutbound #explorewildly #northwestisbest #exploremore #travelstoke #theoutbound #wildernessearth #exploretocreate #likeforlikes #followforfollowback
- maybe i’ll see you in my dreams
✨ “𝘎𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘴. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘨𝘰 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥.” — 𝘊. 𝘚. 𝘓𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘴 ✨ I'm always interested in what drives or inspires other photographers in their work. 📷 For me, it's about a sense of wonder. Many years ago, I joined the ranks of countless people in the world with a diagnosis of severe depression and anxiety. I didn't even realize how bad it was, as it crept in so subtly; hours at a time, days at a time, months at a time. Anyway, when I finally got help for it, the world around me started to change. The metaphorical shadows of grey faded into light and shades of vibrant color. I found reserves of creative energy I never knew I had, and a new appreciation for the countless simple wonders of nature and everyday life. So began my photographic journey... 📷 To this day, I consider myself a bit of an "emotional" photographer, in that many of my photos reflect my mood, feelings, and perceptions. Not everyone is going to see them in the same light, and that's cool; but I'm always amazed to look back at old photos and remember exactly what I was going through at that point in time, and what inspired me about the scene. 📷 The reason I bring all this up is that the above photo reminds me of my journey so far; as an emotional photog-warrior, battling (and defeating!) a harmful cycle; and as a Christian, resting on the promises of God. It reminds me that hope can be found in the darkest of times. 📷 You know there's a PSA coming... For anyone experiencing severe depression/anxiety, or anything of the like, know that you're not alone; and know that there's no shame in seeking help. There is hope! ✨ Canon 5D MII 70-200mm f/2.8L ✨ #northwestisbest #exploretocreate #aroundtacoma #rainbow #rainbows #hope #promise #godspromise #pnw #boat #sailing #inspire #beinspired #blue #lightindarkness #inspirational #view #waterscapes #landscapephotography #beautiful
My kids and I working on our kicks. Sparring is the most cardio I’ve felt since racing BMX when I was 18. When started just a few months ago I was drenched in sweat and out of breath within an hour. Now I feel like I could go another so workin on speed and technique. Stoked, we have belt testing tomorrow, can’t wait! 😊 #taekwondo #kicks #karatekicks #sparring #sparringday #havefun #staymotivated #familyfun #selfdefense #learnselfdefense #keepmovingforward #discipline @uswctkd_canby #nw #northwest #northwestisbest
anytime I see neon, you already know I’m there
This place makes you feel like an ant
Going to miss the warm weather but at least this one is coming with me. 🌞 . . . #vacation #vacationmode #beachday #pnw #pnwlife #northwestisbest #pnwonderland #northwest
Up at sunrise for some fun shenanigans at Donner
Morning all 😁 happy nearly Friday 😁 bit warmer on todays run at 1°c 😁 felt good to get out and clear the mind after an intense 3 day course away from work! Back in today 😁 aiming to up the distance from next week every morning aiming towards the half marathon in March 😁 have a great day all 💋💋 #running #runningisgoodforyou #runningwithinstagram #trainingschedule #halfmarathon #pikeandbackhalfmarathon #boltonlad #northwestisbest #running #fortniteapparel #getfit #getoutside #enjoytheoutside #enjoyrunning #enjoylife #backtowork #nearlyfriday 🍷 #happydays 😁
Love . There is no greater emotion two humans can share.
Sunrise in the City 🇺🇸
Tonight’s painting. Winter Raven...
I’ve been taking Washington for granted lately. There are so many scenic places to explore here 🌲🏔🌊🥾 For instance, Discovery Park 👆 It’s a gigantic park in Seattle with a beach, multiple trails, and open fields. We spotted an eagle and seal when we went, and passed by a few engagement sessions ☺️ I love it because 1) nature and 2) it’s so different than the rest of the city 🏙 #exploremore
You spoke to me through touch for words made us more than we were, so we kept quiet. In lust I begged to catch a fault slip through your breath but was never victorious. Your love came silent. -an original piece in progress written by me. • • • • • • • #wanderlust #moodygrams #liveauthentic #exploretocreate #oregonexplored #photographer #nw #northwest #northwestisbest #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #cascadia #lifestyle #travelgram #poetry #garden #canonusa #photography #flowers #oregon #moody #roses #pdx #portland
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snow babes 😍 beautiful day in the methow valley! . . . #methowvalley #winthrop #snowday #babes #pnw #pnwonderland #northwestisbest #babywearing #bluebird #babygirl
Hiya friends! Today's a little special from the Affric Kintail Way from the summer of last year. In addition to this adventurous trail, I was already on the Cape Wrath Trail and the East Highland Way in Scotland. My first tour in the land made of black wind, fire and steel, was the Skye Trail. It had everything: autumn mood with heavy, continuous rain for days, a tent buried under the snow in the highlands around Trotternish and burning midsummer sun in the Cuillins. Only one thing didn’t exist in April 2016: the knowledge about the use of the RAW format and the interpretation of the histogram. Armed with this knowledge and a little more experience, a new camera since then and a much better travel lens, and especially prepared for the deep winter in the plateaus in April, I will now repeat this dream trail. ~ 🇩🇪 ~ Ahoi Freunde! Heut gibt’s ein kleines Special vom Affric Kintail Way aus dem Sommer vergangenen Jahres. Neben diesem abenteuerlichen Trail war ich in Schottland bereits auf dem Cape Wrath Trail und dem East Highland Way unterwegs. Meine erste Tour durch das Land, geschmiedet aus schwarzem Wind, Feuer und Stahl, war der Skye Trail. Es gab dort alles: Herbsttage mit starkem, tagelangem Dauerregen, ein unterm Schnee begrabenes Zelt in den Highlands um Trotternish und brennende Hochsommer Sonne in den Cuillins. Nur eines gab es im April 2016 nicht: das Wissen um die Nutzung des RAW Formats und über die Interpretation des Histograms. Bewaffnet mit diesem Wissen und ein wenig mehr Erfahrung, einer seit damals neuen Kamera und einem weitaus besseren Reiseobjektiv und vor allem vorbereitet auf den tiefen Winter in den Hochebenen im April, werde ich diesen Traumtrail nun wiederholen.
just bonding over our love for starbucks 👯‍♀️
Сегодня мы катались не по лесу, а по иллюстрациям к сказкам о зиме 🌲❄️ И глазам так красиво было...👀☺️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pnw #getoutstayout #lifeofadventure #pnwparadise #livefolk #thatpnwlife #staywild #northwestisbest #sakhalin #fareast_sakh #fareast_russia #openmyworld #outdoorlife #nrthwst #justgoshoot #visualoflife
Get your blowout at @dogwoodplaypark
I love being in places that make me feel small. While I miss the deserts of CA, I’m so in awe and humbled by these beautiful giants! • Also, shout out to Cross-country skiers like this guy 👆. They are beasty and untouchable and the respect is BIG.
“I can feel your heartbeat when I’m all alone. I can feel your heartbeat like it's my own. I can hear your music from a million miles away. The angels got it right when they made you, the way they made you. I will build you a mountain so you can see all the away across the universe to me. I will build you shelter for when the days are cold. I will be your shelter for when we’re old and kind. This love, this love.” Track. This Love Artist. Julia Stone @juliastonemusic Album. The Memory Machine Released 2010 Label. Nettwerk Records @nettwerkmusic . . . . . . . . . . #northwestisbest #pnwparadise #pnwexplorations #pnwadventures #washingtonexplored #oregonexplored #pnwonderland #pnw #pacificnorthwest #mountainstones #pnwisbeautiful #cascadiaexplored #pnwdiscovered #pnwcollective #pnwwonderland #mtrainier #explorewashington #thegreatpnw #bestofnorthwest #mtbaker #northwestnature #northwestcreatives #mountaineers #thenwadventure #nwisbest #washingtontrails #alpenglow #mountains #nrthwst #thatpnwlife
One of the things that stood out to me when I visited Iceland was how many textures there were. Even if everything was covered in snow, there was an endless amount of lines, shapes, and patterns to make everything that much more dynamic
Taken from a recent trip to the Oregon coast with my family. There was a lot of foam but it was a beautiful place!
Hug Point / Arch Cape #Mextures style
🤙@kumas14 // thanks for a fun weekend @jjdemski & @eileyrose
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Come by and check out our adventure-ready AWD CX5! Custom equipped with #ko2 tires, #tulecargocarrier and lots of other extras essential for your winter adventures in Central Oregon! Only at @robberson_mazda in Bend! ❄️ .. . 📸: @brennonhastings
How I feel lately with life as I try to dodge all the stressful rocky obstacles & still come out on top lol. I really can't complain too much though so I always feel bad when I do. I have a lot to be happy about but dealing with unhappiness in your career is always a bit of a frustration for me because you spend most of your life at work, more than you do at home. What good is decent money if you don't feel fulfilled, happy, & motivated to come to work each day? I dont mind stress & being busy (I actually thrive off multi-tasking & enjoy staying super busy) if I'm actually passionate about the career but to be buried in it and working constantly in a career you don't necessarily love, that's another story. But what is my passion anyways? Career changes are a big deal and often times difficult to jump to that next field when you're so far down another path. How do you go about it? Questions I've been battling with for a long time now. Hoping to make some moves this year though, but 1st I need to figure out what my true passions are and what makes me tick. Anyone else in this position? Maybe I should stop worrying. I remember an old man once told me "You still have at least 5 life-changing career mistakes to make before you find the one" lol, maybe he is right. First & foremost I need to stop worrying about what society thinks I should be doing & what a "good" job should be and just find what makes me happy. Maybe corporate America just isn't for me anymore (or at least right now) and there's nothing wrong with that. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer #trees #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #sheexplores #letsgosomewhere #nikon #alpinelakeswilderness
Walkin' into Tuesday feelin' like a Monday 😴 Who else had the day off yesterday? I had so many things planned this past weekend and while I got half of it done I still feel like I barely got anything done. It sucks when you don't finish your checklist. A girl needs more time in a day lol! But ready to continue this week on strong 💪Happy Tuesday everyone! P.s. how gorgeous are these deep mossy greens and tall trees? Hiking in the lowlands this winter has its own perks for sure! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #winter #trees #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #sheexplores #letsgosomewhere #thegreatpnw #herpnwlife
Thank you Martin Luther King Jr. for all the sacrifices you made for the fight for civil rights. We still have such a long way to go and now more than ever it is important to stick together and push forward. Some of my favorite quotes: 1.) "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy". 2.) "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends". 3.) "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter". 4.) "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". . . . . . . . . . . . . . #heatherlake #winter #winterwonderland #snow #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #sheexplores #letsgosomewhere #thegreatpnw
Yesterday's hike reminded me of the importance of being prepared & to not do dumb stuff for your photos. We saw so many people who were not prepared at all. So many people in normal shoes (some even wearing bright white ones) knowing this trail is wet, muddy, slippery, & likely either snowing or icy at the lake (at least I hope they knew...always read trip reports & try to figure out conditions to the best of your ability before you go). You literally have to cross mini falls & creeks & your feet will definitely get wet if not wearing waterproof boots. People wearing normal street clothes you would see at the mall knowing it would be cold. No backpacks w/them which means not equipped if something went wrong. People walking out to the middle of the lake when it only had a thin layer of ice, much thinner than it's been looking in past trip reports & you can see it melting on the edges & hear it popping while walking the perimeter of the lake. I will never walk on a frozen lake. I've seen too many movies of people falling in & not being able to get out because current underneath or ice breaking around them as they try to pull themselves up. Not worth it for a picture guys. Also cutting through woods & not staying on trail & damaging things just so they can get to the lake faster. There was more I saw but these were just the few. I hate being the person to call it out because once upon a time Joe & I were inexperienced & weren't always prepared as well as we should have been, even now sometimes we do things spur of the moment, but some of the things I saw yesterday were pretty ridiculous & you see it a lot on popular trails. I think it's even more important to be prepared in the winter time when conditions are pretty rough & always changing. Sometimes I feel people hike & go on trails literally just for a pic on Instagram & to see any blatant disrespect for nature & trail conditions always gets to me a little. #heatherlake #winter #lake #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #pnwcollective #northwestisbest #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #explore #adventure
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