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North Cascades Road Trip Pt 3 – Driving in the Wild, Wild West

Jo and I were up early as sunlight flooded our campsite and the air filled with birdsong. The tantalizing aroma of coffee drifted across from a nearby campsite and I wished I had thought of bringing a flask – even … Continue reading

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North Cascades Road Trip Pt 2 – Liberty Bell and Lone Fir

After our brief respite at Cascadian Farm, we were back on the road heading towards the North Cascades. We stopped in Marblemount to fuel up, because it is home to the last gas station before entering the park. There wouldn’t … Continue reading

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North Cascades Road Trip Pt 1 – Climbing Sauk Mountain

My friend Jo and I had already done one amazing road trip to Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier but that felt like a lifetime ago. It had been too long since either of us had been to the mountains so together we … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Blossom

One of my favourite subjects to photograph is flowers and as the northern hemisphere gets set to burst into bloom I’m celebrating with a floral bouquet of blossomy photos. Sitting in a friend’s garden in Seattle, I noticed a solitary rosebud … Continue reading

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10 thoughts for Earth Day

I spent Earth Day in the best possible way, elbow deep in dirt, working the soil and sowing seeds. As I was preparing a small vegetable patch, I spotted a wild rabbit just a few feet away watching my progress … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Clean

I’ve just been catching up on the week’s news and I audibly (and, it turns out, appropriately) gasped when I read this article in The Guardian about Beijing’s pollution crisis and canned air – or the alternative, bagged mountain air as … Continue reading

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View from the Orange Grove

What comes to mind when you think of Rome? Spectacular art, ancient ruins, palaces and fountains top the list, but for me, my abiding memory of Rome will be of oranges. My friend Karen invited me to stay with her … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Yellow

I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning when I woke up to clear skies and an unfamiliar yellow sphere shining down on this little patch of the planet. It feels like an eternity since I last saw sunshine so it … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Birds

After celebrating the king of all birds yesterday at the Wren Festival, I feel it only fair to give a nod to some other feathered friends, so here are a few fabulous birds I’ve spotted on my travels. This chirpy … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Winter

Brr, it’s getting cold outside and Jack Frost is nipping at my toes, so while I snuggle up with a big steaming glass of mulled wine, I’m thinking of winter and all the things I associate with the season. Winter … Continue reading

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