Hidden Valley Surprises and Traveling Home

These 13 shots were taken March 23, 2014 near Packwood, WA…catching up on posting photographs.

Another batch of Packwood, WA photos…On my way home from Kevin’s place, I went to find the Cowlitz Falls, but found all sorts of photo-worthy plants instead. Never made it to the falls. Phone photos May 27, 2014. Watch for Sasquatch photo!


Another Walk In The Woods

A walk in the woods with Kevin. Photos taken with my phone. May 2014 Packwood, WA.

Mount Rainier and The Beauty Below Her

My mid-May trip to see Kevin in Packwood, Washington has hardly gotten started, but one short trip led to all these photos. I’m using my camera phone and his Olympus. Distance photos are impossible on my phone, but Kevin’s camera keeps having battery issues. Still, I hope you enjoy. These are all Phall Photos 2014. Click on to enlarge.

South-west view of Mt. Rainier.  From a hill above Packwood.

South-west view of Mt. Rainier. From a hill above Packwood.

Taken with the Olympus. Wild things, of the green and colorful kind:

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Taken with my phone camera in the woods and around Packwood:

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Mother’s Day and More; Football and Flowers

May 10/11, 2014 What a wonderful weekend! I had my children (okay, they’re adults!), Sara & Jon, their partners, Caleb & Tiffiny, and the little grands & step-grands, Cora, Nola, Payton, Taylor and Cameron. Cameron (age 2) took–he can be very insistent!– me for a walk, then Cora & Nola kidnapped me for a walk through the park and Centralia College.


Football & Flowers:

Cora tossing one to Caleb

Cora tossing one to Caleb


Nola gathering flowers for her mom.

Nola gathering flowers for her mom.



















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Flowers and Buildings at Centralia College, WA:

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Horse Manure and Art?

Yes, horse manure and art, but the two did not merge, of course!  It has been awhile since I posted to this photo blog, but my new schedule includes posting here each Friday. I am in Packwood, Washington with my boyfriend, Kevin, this week and we took a short trip to pick up some horse manure for amending his front yard. He wants a veggie garden there next year. Along the way, he took me to artist, Dan Klennert’s “Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture” park and home. This is also the way to NW Trek and Mount Rainier, but they were not on our itinerary that day. See Klennert’s photos, a map and information about a movie that his art is featured in at http://www.danielklennert.com/

I took these photos on 7 May 2014 using my Samsung 3 phone and Kevin’s Olympus Sp-600UZ. Click on photo to enlarge.