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Evening at Finley Wildlife Refuge

Exploring Corvallis'  natural areas // Everything beckons to us to perceive it While enjoy the landscapes at Finley...

Beazell Memorial Forest

Corvallis, OR nature hike // This is one of my favorite hikes in Corvallis although...

Waldo Lake in July

Waldo Lake is BEAUTIFUL. But before I go into describing how beautiful Waldo...

Evening Garden Visit

A few weeks ago, I was offered the opportunity to tour a friends' beautiful garden...

A Walk to the Willamette

Living a stone's throw from the river is pretty amazing in the summertime. The water...

Shotpouch Creek Cabin // Trillium Project Retreat

We were given the amazing opportunity to spend a weekend out at Shotpouch Cabin through...

Everything Beckons To Us

By Rainer Maria Rilke Everything beckons to us to perceive it, murmurs at every turn ‘Remember me!’ A day we...

Coastal Birthday Weekend

Sylvan's parents joined us in the valley to celebrate his birthday weekend during mid March....

giving thanks

We had the amazing opportunity to butcher our own lamb this past fall season.  He...

Winter Holiday, Reflections, and Resolutions

It wasn't until the last few days of our Washington trip that I realized I...

copper and patina // new versus old

After re-arranging my indoor succulent plants to make room for my little tabletop tree decor,...

hummingbirds in the wintertime

I want to give a big thanks to Lisa Milbank, our local Neighborhood Naturalist. During...

winter white morning

Snow fell last night in the valley! The town is white and quiet. We bundled up and...

Molalla River Romance: round two

We enjoyed a beautiful...

A Molalla River Romance: round one

I am so excited to share...