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Backlighting Devil’s Club Overhead

Traveling to Seattle, a friend and I went to the John Bastyr School for one of their health and herbal festivals. A nature walk through the forest next to the campus intrigued me. It was incredibly informative, discussing how to use plants in the wilderness for medical treatments and health. The Pacific Northwest forest was […]

Cherry Tree Blossoms, Seattle Arboretum

The Seattle Arboretum is a glorious place to wander year around, but in the spring, the rows and rows of flowering trees are wonders to behold. I often led many nature photography tours in and around Seattle’s most famous park, a long green belt that starts near the University of Washington and Museum of History […]

Ye Old Curiosity Shop in Seattle

Ye Old Curiosity Shop along the Seattle waterfront at Pier 54 has been a touch stone for me growing up. I visited often as a child and loved heading over there when I was working across the street from the Seattle Ferries. Returning to Seattle recently, I was delighted to return to a favorite landmark […]

The Troll Under the Aurora Bridge, Seattle

I lived for many years on the north point of the Aurora Bridge in downtown Seattle, Washington. In 1990, neighborhood arts programs brought a long time childhood bedtime story – or threat – to life under the bridge. Growing up as a native of Washington, specifically Seattle, parents threatened their children with punishment from the […]

Journal: December 18, 1996 – Friday the 13th The Journey Begins

The following is a draft of chapter one of our book, Home is Where Lorelle Is about what started as a one year life on the road experience that turned into almost 16 years living on the road traveling across the planet. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — […]

Where is Lorelle? Seattle, Washington

I know I left you all hanging with the fridge ammonia coolant leak in Redmond, Oregon, but I returned home to find that after one quick check of my website comments and then collapsing into a bed without wheels, I awoke to find my website turned off. The only thing I can figure out, since […]

Heading North To Michigan Then Seattle

My father’s stay here in Mobile, Alabama, has long past its expiration date and we’re planning to head out of the Gulf Coast towards Seattle, the long way. I’m really nervous about traveling right now as winter isn’t quite over, but he wants to get home and isn’t willing to wait another two weeks for […]

On the Road – Seattle to Mobile

I am currently on the road driving my father from Seattle to Mobile in his Class C motor home. This is a great lesson in how NOT to stay connected to the Internet though I’m having better luck in some places than I thought. We are currently in Desert Hot Springs, California, visiting his aunt […]

Live Near Seattle? Love Fish?

When we left Seattle in 1996 for our full-time adventure of taking our camera on the road, we never expected to be gone for so long, yet, here we are. We sold off most of what we owned, parting company with thousands of books, clothes, and tons of “stuff”. A few precious things were distributed […]