Chihuly Bridge of Glass

Photos of Chihuly Glass

Friday has always been my favorite day because it kicks off the weekend, but lately I’ve enjoyed it for another reason.  Yep…#FriFotos on Twitter.  It gives me the motivation to seek out photo opportunities.  Or if I don’t have time, as is the case this week, it allows me to share some past photos that […]

Preparing My Car for a Road-Trip

I’ve done several road trips.  A few while growing up and several solo trips as an adult.  The piece of any road trip that I have the least control over is my car.  I, like a lot of other people, am not savvy when it comes to car repairs.  Because of this I do everything […]

Feature Show Falls

Feature Show Falls

Feature Show Falls is on the Boulder River Trail.  To Get there head east from Arlington, Washington on Hwy 530 to milepost 41 and turn right on forest road 2010.  The dirt road goes for 4 ½ miles before ending at the Boulder River Trailhead.  It’s only a 1 ¼ mile hike to Feature Show Falls.  […]


My Hometown…Wasilla, Alaska

The 1970s and 1980s marked a population explosion in my hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. In fact from 1970 to 1990 the population grew by over 1300 percent, and that was just within the city limits. Even with Wasilla’s population growth, it wasn’t until 2008 that our “small town” became internationally known when Sarah Palin accepted […]


Spring in Western Washington…Kind Of

It’s Friday again and that means FriFotos on Twitter.  This week’s theme is appropriately SPRING.  We’ve been a bit short on spring in Western Washington so far, but I still managed to capture a couple of photos that I feel represent it. For me, spring is brown with a touch of bright color that gives […]

Coral Gardens - Blue Cast Removed

How I Improved the Quality of my Underwater Photos

I’ve mentioned before that I have an Olympus Stylist Tough 8010 for underwater photography.  While the photos have always been a great source of memories for me, they have never been great quality.  I worried that I had purchased the wrong underwater camera when I compared my photos to some of the photos published by […]

Fairfax Bridge over Carbon River

Hiking to Melmont Ghost Town

What I won’t do to have a little adventure in my life. Today the plan was a hike to Melmont Ghost Town.  We were to see remnants of buildings left behind from a time when Melmont Coal Mine was active.  As is usually the case with me, I picked this hike based on a story […]