The first time I heard someone describe Washington, I wanted to visit. We planned an RV trip with our children, but at the last minute plans changed. I cried.
Two years later, I found out we were being relocated to Washington. I didn’t want to live in the big city with a bajillion people and traffic, I just wanted to visit. I cried.
We survived the transition by enjoying the beauty around us. Weekends were for exploring and adventure.
View of Mount Rainier from Tiger Mountain
Through my viewfinder, I see life as an adventure.
What are your favorite adventures you’ve captured in picture memories?
Mindy, I totally understand with this post… as I too had to find the “treasures” hidden in Montana. A little different story than yours, I came from a big city and had to adjust to living in a smaller part of the country… much, much smaller:). But going with God is what matters… He places jewels along our paths wherever we are. Beautiful pictures, I recognized some:)
So glad you got to meet my niece:)… what a small world, no? She’s a sweetie and I’m glad she came over for a visit. Now, I need to catch up with her:)…
Pray that your day is filled with God’s blessings…
WholeHearted Home says
I ve your photography!! I went to college in San Francisco and always wished to go to Orgegon and Washington. I never made it!! Nice post!!
The rainbow does end in Washington. Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 19:42:53 +0000 To: [email protected]
Beautiful scenery from your part of the world!
Thank you. My husband tells everyone WA is “where the rainbow ends.”
Hey girlfriend that’s my line! Awesome pictures too. Any ideas where we should go this winter? I’m thinking someplace along the gulf coast. A little coastal town?
By the way, the next time I come out to visit I want to see some of that stuff you have pictures of. : ) And FYI, I’m sitting out on my deck for the first time this year! Got my patio heater going and watching the snowpile across the street melt. It’s still 6 ft high!
Yep, we gotta go. Work on this writing and photographing thing together. Then maybe start doing GIRLFRIEND WEEKENDS and invite others. A little writing, a little shooting, would be awesome. We’re sitting at the Redneck Grill grilling steaks, potatoes and watching a movie. I just came in to get my camera, of course, to record the moment.
Oh my! If I ever stop having adventures, I might be able to catch up with writing about them. Your experience is the opposite of mine, Mindy. I visit and always wish I could stay longer, maybe live there for a year or two. I find myself wishing that I could get to know the people in out-of-the-way places, to experience their life and culture. But, I also love all my adventures, and if I ever stop seeing them all through my viewfinder, I’ll give my hubby a heart attack from the surprise. He likes to tease me about the thousands of ‘picture memories’ sitting on my computer and in boxes–memories from England, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, all 50 US states, etc.–far too many to mention and far more than I can ever hope to document and scrapbook, even if I did nothing else for the rest of my life! As if! And now we prepare for a 2-week family trip to Australia…. 😀
Yes, your whirlwind life amazes me. I keep wondering if secretly you have some secret power source the rest of us don’t have. You have done SO much with your life! Australia? Wow. Conquer the world, woman. And when you come back, can I please borrow your SuperWoman Cape? 🙂
Janalyn Voigt says
Christine, we’re a lot alike! I spent several years of my life in Western Australia. I would love to visit the other places you mention! *Sigh.* I’m trying not to envy… ;o)
Janalyn Voigt says
Thanks for a quick, mental vacation. I’ve been to most of these places, so it was also a trip down memory lane for me. Beauty!
Thanks for stopping by today, Janalyn. I always love having visitors. Yes, we live in an amazing place, don’t we?
I really appreciate how you have taken to “seeing” the world around you and the fact you have/are taking the time to capture the memories. I suggest (like I have really done this myself) that you keep a very good written (hard copy) of dates, places and people attached with the photographs. It is very hard to do though.
Thanks for this great advice. I realizeed just recently how I haven’t even properly tagged my pics. I am now more determined than ever to making sure these don’t become pics that the future generations just toss. I appreciate your comment!
Maureen Lytle says
These are beautiful pictures, Mindy!
Thanks Maureen, my VERY FIRST WA friend! Always will cherish the part you played in our decision to move here. The Lord is SO good to His people.