Tagged: Mother Nature

An Unplanned Adventure: Mount Baker

I had this great plan for getting up super early, pre-dawn-style, hopping a ferry over to the Olympic Peninsula and adventuring through a trail system along a lake.  That didn’t so much happen.

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Wonderfully White Winter in Washington!

I couldn’t pick a favorite photo from my adventure to Eastern Washington and up through Leavenworth, Washington this past week, so I thought I’d ask you (whoever you are): which of these is your favorite?

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Snoqualmie Summit - Washington State - Pacific Northwest - Trees - Winter Landscape

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

While everyone was taking the chance to #optoutside – something I do every Black Friday due to my extreme dislike of large crowds of insane people – I decided to check out a local Wildlife Refuge just down the road from my place.

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I Broke Free from the Confines of My House! (November – Fall Photos)

Hall-frickin-lujah!  I finally managed to escape the confines of my house in early November.  Yes.  It took me a month to write about it: judge all you want.

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Scotland: Three Days on a Remote Peninsula – Part 2

The beauty of Scotland on a warm, bright spring day was beyond my imagining. How lucky then, that I was able to witness the stunning display Mother Nature provided on the third and final full day in Inverie.

Greyed photo of Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland

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BOB (Bright Orange Ball) Makes a Comeback: Hot Hike in Catoctin

Sun Solar Flare

Source: NASA

Let me just start by saying something I’m sure I’ve said before: I hate the heat. With a passion. Continue reading

Oh, Random Weather of Virginia (short entry)

I’m beginning to think Mother Nature might need some lithium, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines. These are used to treat Bipolar Disorder, which I’ve decided that Mother Nature has.  In the past 7 days, we’ve gone from 60-degree weather to 12-degree weather and we’re heading back into 60-degree weather this weekend.  We’ve gone from  sunshine to snowflakes to wind and back to sunshine.  Maybe Mother Nature just needs a hug?

Snow on Tuesday:

Snow in Northern Virginia

Snow on the ground in Northern Virginia

 

A Trail and Some Wildlife: C&O Canal National Historical Park (aka: the Maryland-side of Great Falls)

Billy Goat A Trail at C&O Canal Park

Billy Goat A Trail at C&O Canal Park

I’d like to give a wee shout out to the Tattooed Lady for her most stellar recommendation to hike Billy Goat Trail.  Ice, snow, a bit of a breeze, a mother load of rocks to scramble over, and one might just call this a killer day. Continue reading

Cold Things Make Me Happy and a Not So Cold Hike from December

View from White Rock Cliff Overlook

View from White Rock Cliff Overlook

I don’t know if it has to do with living on an island in Alaska for almost 7 years as a kid, or if it’s the extraordinarily old “British Isles” roots in me, but I love all things cold.

I’m the chick that will eat a hot fudge sundae in the middle of a blizzard.  Continue reading

An Introduction and a Slap in the Face from Mother Nature

Well hello there!

I know, wasn’t that just a mind-blowing ‘welcome to my blog’?  If I were able to serve you tea and cakes and have a little sit down with you, I would.  Although, some of you might be creepers and I’m somewhat adverse to the idea of opening my door one day to a box of photos of me with my eyes burned out.  Just thought I’d throw that out there in case someone was thinking it sounded like a good idea.  It’s not.  Please don’t.

So I’ve recently rejoined the outdoors universe.  Continue reading