Fort Room Movie Time

Everyone should have a hideaway fort with a mini projector…

Palisades @ Gearhart Mountain Wilderness

Homemade Coffee Coconut Ice Cream

Homemade coffee ice cream with coconut milk.

Best Dinner Partner

Stray Kitty Love

Winning over the stray alley kitties with love and food. It’s been a long process. She fell...

Addicted to Sugar

Why wait for the graham cracker?

Wallowas (Little Alps)

Coffee House Sho

We made our own version of Sho out of dollar store beads and fake coins. Super...

Sunset Over the Desert

Willow Hot Springs

View of the Sisters

Green Lakes

Looking Into the Abyss

Lava tubes

Pilot Rock Via the PCT

On today’s menu: Pilot Rock via the PCT. It was a very tough but beautiful 10...


The kid got to skip school yesterday and have a fun day with me. =)

Movies on the Ceiling

My new favorite thing to do is lay on the couch in the dark and watch...

Great Grapes

Look at the size of these grapes!

Desolation After Fire

Photo credit: Brad Ackroyd

First day back at the trail!

Unicorn Juice

I’m drinking magical unicorn juice today! (No unicorns were harmed in the making of this juice,...

Road to Hana

The Road to Hana + violent storm with mudslides threatened my life mere hours before my...


What is mangosteen?? I had to look them up on my trusty internet. I really regret...

Big Beach

The sun loved me for my birthday. Maybe a little too much…

Epic Hike

This was seriously one of the most epic hikes I’ve ever done. Very steep, but so...

Blue Heart Rock

Seriously. 💙

Maui Green Smoothie

I’m on the beautiful island of Maui, and all I want to do is take pictures...

Bunk Bed

Sleeping in a bunk bed is like having your own personal fort. (And if you’re really...

Purple Food

I do love my purple food… thanks @gailwind808 for hooking me up!  

Motion Test

“Motion” test. This is actually a composite of over 200 stopped motion images to achieve the...

REI Co-op

Borrowed a hat from my favorite person.

Steaming Trees

Went for a drive today to find and capture “motion” for a photography challenge. This challenge...

Purple Brussels Sprouts

Seriously, who knew about this??

Empty Theater

And this is how we watch a movie, folks.

Haunted Wood

Today I took a different trek, and promptly got myself lost in a tangle of trails....

Cow’s Noses

Very important question: why are cow’s noses so cute??

Longest Lines

I always choose the longest lines….

Top of the World

The mist in the mountains this morning was magical. It felt like being on top of...

Orange Dreamcicle

Today’s fun food experiment: FROZEN clementine wedges and almond milk, blended. Super simple, but tastes just...

Raw Porridge

This morning’s breakfast was a bit of an experiment. Raw quinoa and millet, soaked overnight and...

Fall, I Love You

Dear fall. I love you. Sincerely, me.

Vegan Quiche

Garden bites, AKA vegan quiche. Only made more perfect with Sriracha embellishments.

Road Trip 1997

Flashback to road trip 1997. Moving from Pennsylvania to Oregon, and all of my worldly possessions...

Cute Pineapple

Look at this tiny pineapple! It’s totally cute (the sunglasses are for context).


Brr! It’s almost time for a trail run hiatus for the winter.

Little Buddy

Little buddy needed help finding the water…


Ah, fresh morning air… *cough.

Mediterranean Train Station Pigeons

Mediterranean train station pigeons

Smoky Sun

*Not an eclipse photo! The thick smokey air this morning turned the sun an amazing pink...

Sky Striations

Groovy sky striations tonight…


This morning’s trail run was completely magical…

Free Wish Jackpot

I hit the free wish jackpot!

Wrong Way

No yellow bricks, wrong way.

Morning Blackberries

Morning blackberries. <3

My Church on Sunday

My church on Sunday.


1/10th of the way to hiking 1,000 miles through Oregon woodland…


Italian street food (fritti) – assorted fried ocean things, with lemon to squeeze. No need for...

Window Cook

Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy

Terrace Workers

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Lookout Point

Portovenere, Italy

Bronze Doors

Portovenere, Italy

Watercolor Painters

Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy


Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Private Garden Fountain

Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy

Closing Time

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Yellow Wall

Levanto, Italy


Levanto, Italy

Mediterranean Blue

Levanto, Italy

Holy Water

Levanto, Italy

Darkened Chapel

Levanto, Italy


Levanto, Italy

Gothic Arches

Levanto, Italy


Levanto, Italy

Gothic Church

Levanto, Italy

Mediterranean Blue Door

Levanto, Italy

Ligurian Coastline

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

Lookout Tower

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

Mediterranean Cactus

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy


Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Gothic Church

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Gothic Church

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Fish Market

La Spezia, Italy


Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Blue Door

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Rustic Door

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Marble Steps

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Holy Water

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Lighted Candles

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy


Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Riomaggiore Church

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy


Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Mediterranean Blue

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Lemon Tree

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Hadrian’s Marble Sculptures

Tivoli, Rome, Italy

Hadrian’s Villa Marble Sculptures

Tivoli, Rome, Italy

Hadrian’s Villa

Tivoli, Rome, Italy

Tivoli Water Fountain

Tivoli, Rome, Italy


Tivoli, Rome, Italy


Tivoli, Rome, Italy

Kitchen Disagreement

Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Old Man Playing Guitar in Alley

Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Gothic Doors

Rome, Italy

Washing in Roman Fountain

Rome, Italy

A Glimpse of the Pantheon

Rome, Italy

Gypsy Violinist

Rome, Italy

Traffic Polizia

Rome, Italy

Trastevere at Night

Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Trastevere Pizza Oven

Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Looking Through the Aventine Keyhole

Aventine Hill, Rome, Italy

Aventine Fountain

Aventine, Rome, Italy

Chestnut Seller

Aventine Hill, Rome, Italy

Grilled Ocean Things

Many delicious ocean creatures died for our dinner tonight…

My favorite orchid, two months still growing a spike, and the buds are HUGE! These blooms...


Prosciutto and rosemary tomato bruschetta. <3


This is how I feel. Overwhelmed by people and stuff. Also, I like this painting.


Capital city, Wisconsin. Losing yourself in an unfamiliar place finds you worthy things.


My dilated eye after a visit to the optometrist… Everything is scintillating, glowing rainbows and stars.




Absolutely unretouched.

Tron Legacy

Watching Tron Legacy with mandatory glowstick bracelets.

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