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STORY TIME . Sharing my artwork was such a scary thing to me. I've had this account for years but always used random photos I had on my phone & only to be shared 'privately' with my family & friends. This year, I switched it as 'public' in hopes of connecting with other creatives & dust the fear. I look back at this account & glad I made the leap. To leap and embrace that THIS is what I do & what makes me happy. I love creating & documenting everything & anyone. And love it even more the connection I have made/will make. . To those I have worked with in the past, THANK YOU. . I'm definitely looking forward for the fun stuff I'm boiling up for next year. If anyone want to join in the magic, holla at ur girl! . . . . . . . #jingphoto #okanogancounty #okanogancountry #washingtonexplored #wanderwashington #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwphotographer #pnwlife #outdoors #pnwescapes #adventureisoutthere #washington #washingtondiscovered #landscape #upperleftusa #washingtonlandscape #pnwcollective #pnwexploration #outdoorlife #optoutside #exploretocreate #pnwpride #framebynature #naturallight #fogmachine #staycreative #nightphotography
A most unusual icicle
Tree day
Typically, it would snow around end of Oct. But here we are, mid Dec, we finally had our first snowfall. . Opting to cuddle back in bed, watch Sunday football, & working on my goals! . What are your plans today? . . . . . . . #jingphoto #okanogancounty #okanogancountry #washingtonexplored #wanderwashington #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwphotographer #pnwlife #outdoors #pnwescapes #adventureisoutthere #washington #washingtondiscovered #landscape #upperleftusa #washingtonlandscape #pnwcollective #pnwexploration #outdoorlife #optoutside #exploretocreate #pnwpride #framebynature #naturallight #stilllife
Chili Size- our grilled hamburger topped with cheddar cheese, our no bean chili, diced onions, chopped jalapeños, another slice of cheddar cheese melted in the oven and topped with the top bun. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration #chilisize #throwback #burger #chiliburger #chili #cheese
I’m one of the weird ones who loves the rainy Pacific Northwest winters and how gorgeous and green our wonderful state is because of it. I mean look at these epic woods (and not to mention the gorgeous couple!!). . . . . . #pnwphotographer #discoverwashington #livewashington #pnwisbest #pnwwedding #pnwweddingphotographer #upperleft #northwestcreatives #pnwadventures #thatpnwlife #pnwcollective #pnwexploration #socalityseattle #pnwlife #wanderwashington #pnwdiscovered #pnwisbeautiful #pnwweddingphotography #seattleisbest #seattleblogger #pnwengagement #upperleftusaadventures #pnwwonderland #pacificnorthwest
That is right Country Christmas at Port Gamble is here again. We will have complimentary hot beverages and sweets while supplies last on our outdoor patio with a great view of the fireworks. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration
As I sat here remisnicing memories. Looking at old photos contemplating all the great times I had. Each and one, a necessary piece to make me remember the good times to outweigh the bad. The path I am walking towards now, unknown, unforeseen, not necessarily plan, are definitely something to look forward to, with or without someone new. Charged with more strength to conquer all fears, much more capable to sweep off all doubts, and armed with more hope, faith and love in my heart. Just a little something I need to say to an acquaintance from a past. "You had been someone who I loved so much. You were. Was. Thank you for all the bitter sweet memories I had shared with you. All of it is a priceless gift you left me with and I can't thank you more enough for putting me through nights of crying, days of blaming myself for my lacks and most importantly for causing me so much pain. Coz If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be this amazingly strong woman that I am now." So thank you and Belated Happy Birthday to you. . . . . . #birthdaywishes #pnwcollective #pnw #pnwexploration #awakethesoul #letsgosomewhere #moodygrams #visualfolk #livefolk #bevisuallyinspired #beautifuldestinations #wanderlust #naturephotography #stayandwander #staywildish #travelingexploring #depthsofearth #lifeofadventure #liveauthentic #folkscenery #wanderout #theearthoutdoors #travelingexploring #depthsofearth #discoverearth
Keeping with this stupid tradition and adding Duke to the torture cause its not fair if I'm the only one being tortured. .. .. Check out our awesome partner and his humans photography page! @toretto.gsd @toretto.photography .. .. Checkout quailty products that help save marine life! @sand_cloud .. .. Don't forget to use GRAHAM15 at checkout when you shop at @little.shark.equine to take 15% off! .. .. #KurgoSummer #KurgoTogether #GermanShepherdsOfInstagram #GSDofIG #Oregon #Washington #PacificNorthwest #Forest #HikingWithDogs #PNWexploration   #HikingWithHumans #PNW #PNWGSDPack #ThatShepherdLife #OverlordOfOregon #PrinceOfPortland #InstaGraham #Cavallore
New Menu starting today. Come in and find your new favorite dish. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration #newmenu
Rainy and sunshiny days on the peninsula.
Today I discovered this totally incredible park just a mile from my apartment. Built into an existing ravine the park has a real sense of seclusion despite being in the heart of a busy Seattle neighborhood. And bisecting it is this incredible green bridge that arches over the trail. I spent about an hour there just watching people walk back and forth in the last hour of daylight. Enjoying what may be one of the last glorious days in Seattle, as everybody is keen to tell me. Locals love to bemoan the rain and gloom of this city, wearing it like a dark pride. So I know it's coming. But nature certainly seems intent in putting on a final fireworks display of color and sunshine. You can see a picture of the bridge in my story from today. @salomon @fujifilm_northamerica @woodchuckusa #OurPNW #AmongTheWild #WashingtonTrails #PNWonderland #PNWExploration #UpperLeftUSA #WestCoastBestCoast #citystills #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #mountaingirls #girlswhohike #andshedopetoo #choosemountains #OutdoorHuman #KaraOnTheOutside #neverstopexploring #travelstoke #pnwoutdoorwomen #explorewashington #forceofnature #herpnwlife #peoplewhohike #outdoorwomen #postcardplaces #timetoplay #seattlestories #seattlewashington #ravennapark #ravennaparkseattle
I take protecting my girl seriously. If you don't believe me, you're welcome to test my patience. .. .. Check out our awesome partner and his humans photography page! @toretto.gsd @toretto.photography .. .. Checkout quailty products that help save marine life! @sand_cloud .. .. Don't forget to use GRAHAM15 at checkout when you shop at @little.shark.equine to take 15% off! .. .. #KurgoSummer #KurgoTogether #GermanShepherdsOfInstagram #GSDofIG #Oregon #Washington #PacificNorthwest #Forest #HikingWithDogs #PNWexploration   #HikingWithHumans #PNW #PNWGSDPack #ThatShepherdLife #OverlordOfOregon #PrinceOfPortland #InstaGraham #Cavallore
When mountains meet the sky ❄️
We are closed so we can spend the holiday with our families but don’t worry we are back at it again Friday pumping out that great food. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration
Winter wonderland ❄️
The first of many trips to come, hopefully!
Hello Mt. Rainier, my old friend. We meet again ☺️
Butternut Squash Risotto- roasted butternut squash purée, crispy fried pancetta, goat cheese, fried sage leaves & a walnut oil parsley drizzle. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration #risotto #italian #pancetta
I've never understood how people can go into mountains and be anything but awed. To me they're this return to childhood; I just want to know what is out there. It's like this great roiling wave of curiosity and excitement. Then learning via thru hiking the PCT that I can walk between these incredible places! I can hardly describe that feeling of just knowing "yeah I could just walk over there if I had like, 18 hours." What's the word for feeling enormously powerful and utterly miniscule at the same time? #olympicnationalpark #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #mountaingirls #girlswhohike #andshedopetoo #choosemountains #OutdoorHuman #KaraOnTheOutside #neverstopexploring #travelstoke #pnwoutdoorwomen #explorewashington #forceofnature #herpnwlife #peoplewhohike #outdoorwomen #postcardplaces #timetoplay #bossladyhiker @fujifilm_northamerica @woodchuckusa @mountainhardwear #OurPNW #AmongTheWild #WashingtonTrails #PNWonderland #PNWExploration #UpperLeftUSA #WestCoastBestCoast #wander
Watching the earth create a shadow upon itself I had this visceral reaction that we are indeed standing on an isolated spinning rock far out on the edge of our galaxy. It makes me wonder, what if there is no paradox to Fermis great question? What if we really are all alone on our little snow globe of a planet? Would that be enough to force humans to take care of our one and only home? #askbigquestions @fujifilm_northamerica #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #mountaingirls #girlswhohike #andshedopetoo #choosemountains #OutdoorHuman #KaraOnTheOutside #neverstopexploring #travelstoke #pnwoutdoorwomen #explorewashington #forceofnature #herpnwlife #peoplewhohike #outdoorwomen #postcardplaces #timetoplay #bossladyhiker #OurPNW #AmongTheWild #WashingtonTrails #PNWonderland #PNWExploration #UpperLeftUSA #WestCoastBestCoast
I love this photo because it looks so much more epic than it actually was 😂😬😁 # Here's the truth, kids. Since landing in Seattle we've been doing a bit of a shit job going hiking. Like, just objectively. # Two weekends ago we tried to hike out to Lake Melakwa but I didn't bother to read any of the available trip reports, which would have told the bridge was washed out, essentially closing the trail a mile in. Smooth. This weekend we planned to go out to the Olympic Hot Springs--but we didn't get on the road early enough, which means that by the time we arrived we had an hour of daylight left. And who wants to hike in the dark for 3 hours? Not us. # With no real plan we decided to drive up a dirt road just outside the national park and camp in Brick the Forester. We drove into the clouds along the winding road with nothing but trees and white mist to keep us company then, above the clouds. Up here world opened up all around, shrouded in this perfect golden light. We followed the road nearly to the top of Blue Mountain and scurried up a small trail to the top where we were deposited in this glittering wonderland. The light was captivating and the scenery deliciously glazed in a fresh, crisp snow. We spent an hour or so taking pictures and just marveling at the beauty of the Olympic Range. I have all these stunning pictures in this epic mountain snow scape and all I really did was drive two hours and hike 15 minutes. But maybe that's the best part of the outdoors--you can fail to have an adventure only to end up having an adventure? 🤷🏻‍♀️ #AdventuresWithBrickTheForester @oiselle @fujifilm_northamerica @mountainhardwear #postcardplaces #timetoplay #bossladyhiker #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #mountaingirls #girlswhohike #andshedopetoo #choosemountains #OutdoorHuman #flystyle #KaraOnTheOutside #neverstopexploring #travelstoke #pnwoutdoorwomen #explorewashington #forceofnature #herpnwlife #peoplewhohike #outdoorwomen #OurPNW #AmongTheWild #WashingtonTrails #PNWonderland #PNWExploration #UpperLeftUSA #WestCoastBestCoast #NaturePhotography
》I know the popular thing now is to say "I wont write a sappy post" but why fight it? I am a sappy person. I wake up every day just thrilled knowing I'm yours. How blessed am I, to start every day with a heart so full because of you. You make me laugh. You never stop seeking to give more of yourself for others sake. You always know the perfect thing to say when I feel weary. You give the biggest bear hugs. You are never less than patient with me, even when I don't deserve it. Most importantly, you seek to lead me with the love of Christ. You love him even more than you love me. How big your heart must be. What else could I ask for? Happy anniversary :) 《 #pnwphotographer #discoverwashington #livewashington #pnwisbest #northwestcreatives #pnwadventures #pnwcollective #pnwexploration #socalityseattle #pnwlife #wanderwashington #pnwdiscovered #seattleisbest #seattleblogger #vsco #vscogood #vscocam #photoshoot #photographer #ftwotw #featuremeofh #nikon #l0tsabraids #of2humans #pnwonderland #collectivelycreate #pnwisbest #model #nikon #featureandlight
Wildfires are scary. Having to load up what you can, evacuate, and the fear of not knowing how/when can safely go back home is even scarier. It's sad to see what is happening in California now, especially being close to winter/holiday. This photo was 2015 during the Okanogan Complex Fire, where we too had to evacuate from our little town due to fire closing in on all 4 directions. There are plenty of ways you can help. Blaming policy makers should be the least of your worry. Has this become our normal news? Have you experience wildfires before? Or have to evacuate due to a natural disaster situation? #jingphoto . . . . . . . #okanogancounty #okanogancountry #washingtonexplored #wanderwashington #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwphotographer #pnwlife #outdoors #pnwescapes #adventureisoutthere #washington #washingtondiscovered #landscape #upperleftusa #washingtonlandscape #pnwcollective #pnwexploration #outdoorlife #optoutside #exploretocreate #pnwpride #framebynature #naturallight #climatechange #mothernature #wildfire #okanogancomplexfire2015 #okanoganstrong
Balance is so tricky. I just bailed halfway through a strength workout. Not even a hard one. This week I've been on the verge of burnout and I think I reached it tonight. Go me! . I've been learning how to have a regular job, with a set schedule, with weekends off. I've never had one of those. For a month and a half I kept my weekends and week nights booked with training, adventures, and climbing community stuff. I was so stoked to have a life I could plan around, but what I didn't anticipate was that I needed to remember to PLAN to just be with myself. . So, sorry Turkish Get Ups, I'll finish you next week. . Here's a pretty picture of Vantage - a place I always feel like myself. . #balance #personalgrowth #metime #shrubsteppe #vantage #frenchmancoulee #centralwashington #washingtonstate #pnw #washingtonexplored #cascadiaexplored #northwestnature #pnwparadise #pnwexploration #wanderwashington #upperleftusa #herpnwlife #washingtonhikersandclimbers
Holiday order forms available in shop or online. Get your orders in now. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration
As a kid I spent a lot of time in the backseat of cars wondering what was just out of view; imagining some small patch of land that nobody had ever seen, a world beyond the concrete and glass. What would that feel like, to see something that no other human had ever seen. Now that I'm an adult, I know there aren't a lot of places left on this planet that haven't seen a human footprint. We take up space, us humans. We leave our mark and claim the land and build artificial monuments to efficiency. Along the way we miss many an alluring patches of land that are just out of view. @fujifilm_northamerica #natureandtravel #humannature #roadslikethese #OurPNW #AmongTheWild #WashingtonTrails #PNWonderland #PNWExploration #UpperLeftUSA #WestCoastBestCoast #NaturePhotography #WashingtonTransplant #OutdoorHuman #KaraOnTheOutside
Between two🌲pines, is a place I constantly go when life gets too static & work seems far from civil. A place I seldom knew, but one that is decolonizing my mind-connecting me to lost indigenous roots. . . . #microadventure #theoutdoorproject #serendipity #herpnwlife #wildthoughts #imgoingonanadventure #Pacificnorthwest #pnwdiscovered #oregondiscovered #themountainsarecalling #upperleftusa #amongthewild #roamingwomen #takeahike #latinxhikers #adventurealways
I'm going to learn to love hiking in the rain. # At the end of my thru hike I found myself repeatedly saying that I was ready to be done traveling for a while. I was ready for new adventures, to move my body in new ways, to be settled in a place and embrace all the attendant comforts of stillness. Instead I traveled for another month, to Colorado then to Thailand and Cambodia where things were radically different than hiking the PCT. There was the bustle of millions of people stacked up on top of each other and international airports to navigate and humidity that made me want to crawl out of my skin. By the end of the trip I was aching to be done and then suddenly I was. Back in Seattle. Home. # Starman and I moved into our new apartment and began discovering our new neighborhood. We began unpacking all our stuff and I cried at everything we had accumulated and how much I didn't want to deal with storing it. Stuff feels like a trap, like a beige colored cage filled with all of my favorite things. I've already started to bristle at the necessity of it. Living is not free. # Sometimes when the job applications and choosing paint colors and buying groceries all feels like too much I'll drive out to the west side of Seattle and walk along the water where the land breaks apart and drifts into the sea. I'll look across the sound at the Olympic Mountains just peaking through the clouds and pretend I'm standing at the edge of the world. And on weekends, Starman and I will throw ourselves in my car and drive through the grey, out to some trail, some pass, some mountain somewhere and we'll disappear for a few hours among the damp trees. Where under the gently falling sky we are unseen and unneeded by anyone or anything--and maybe that can be enough until we can plan our next escape. #OurPNW #AmongTheWild #WashingtonTrails #PNWonderland #PNWExploration #UpperLeftUSA #WestCoastBestCoast #NaturePhotography #WashingtonTransplant #OutdoorHuman #KaraOnTheOutside #seattlestories #northcascades #rainforest #realhiking #rainhikers #hikerstories #postthruhike #pct #wethike #salomonwomen @salomon @woodchuckusa @fujifilm_northamerica
Oven Roasted Turkey Sandwich- thinly sliced oven roasted turkey, crispy bacon, melts swiss cheese & cranberry dijon kale slaw. served on essential bakery mille grande bread. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration #turkey #fall #thanksgiving #cranberry
Black Bottom Cupcakes topped with broken glass. Happy Halloween. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration #halloween #cupcakes
Trick or Treat Port Gamble tomorrow from 1pm to 5pm. We are handing out candied and caramel apples for the kids while supplies last at Butcher & Baker Provisions. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration #candiedapples #halloween
》As you may have noticed, I've changed my page name again! This is the name I'm going to use for my business going forward. A website and Facebook page are also in the works as I'm working to enter the professional field. Want to help grow my portfolio and be featured on this page? Book me today!《 #pnwphotographer #discoverwashington #livewashington #pnwisbest #northwestcreatives #pnwadventures #pnwcollective #pnwexploration #socalityseattle #pnwlife #wanderwashington #pnwdiscovered #seattleisbest #seattleblogger #vsco #vscogood #vscocam #photoshoot #photographer #ftwotw #featuremeofh #nikon #l0tsabraids #of2humans #pnwonderland #collectivelycreate #pnwisbest #model #nikon #featureandlight
Neo - Gothik eropa, Canon Av-1 | KCP 200 #format_itn #indo35mm #malanganalog #keepfilmalive #analog
I always love getting to photograph these two! A little belated anniversary photoshoot today with just a littttle rain. 😍
Our open faced rosemary focaccia vegetable ragout sandwich that because of the meaty fresh mozzarella we are calling a “grilled cheese”. Yes we are using creative licensing. #donthatemeimhungry #butcherandbakerprovisions #tummytummyhappy #pnw #pnwlife #pnwexploration #grilledcheese #openface #italianfood
Chill day 🤙🏼
Did someone say Squirrel!? .. .. Check out our awesome partner and his humans photography page! @toretto.gsd @toretto.photography .. .. Checkout quailty products that help save marine life! @sand_cloud .. .. Don't forget to use GRAHAM15 at checkout when you shop at @little.shark.equine to take 15% off! .. .. #KurgoSummer #KurgoTogether #GermanShepherdsOfInstagram #GSDofIG #Oregon #Washington #PacificNorthwest #Forest #HikingWithDogs #PNWexploration   #HikingWithHumans #PNW #PNWGSDPack #ThatShepherdLife #OverlordOfOregon #PrinceOfPortland #InstaGraham #Cavallore
Autumn in Seattle is like spinning around with your arms out wide, all colors and twisting wind. It's like learning to run again after five months of hiking and another month of healing. It's like catching quick glimpses of the mountains and their dustings of snow. Winter is coming and I'm looking forward to new adventures here. . . . #OurPNW #AmongTheWild #WashingtonTrails #PNWonderland #PNWExploration #UpperLeftUSA #WestCoastBestCoast #NaturePhotography #WashingtonTransplant #OutdoorHuman #KaraOnTheOutside #fallleaveschanging #fallleaves #wishingforwinter #seattlefallcolors #seattlefall #postthruhike #pnwfall #leavesofinstagram
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