Picture Pick FriYAY: Enjoying The View

Sometimes I take things, people, places, in my life for granted. Yesterday I was looking out my window and I fell in love again with our yard. I saw the beauty of spring, and the vibrant colors that most days I ignore.

Can you see the waterfall through the blossoms? (“Waterfall” is a stretch, it’s actually a storm drain, but “waterfall” is so much more romantic.)

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I was thankful that in this small part of the Earth that we inhabit, animals are able to thrive.

Can you spot one of our resident ducks in the photo below?

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You’ve seen the view below in a fall photo series that I shared. Here it is in luscious spring.

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Happy FriYAY. Hope you are enjoying your view today.

-Rachel

Picture Pick FriYAY: Another Snow Day

We woke up to a scattering of snow and then a lot more flurries. Sadly the snow is already almost gone.

Here are a few photos I took during our mini snow storm this morning.

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Have a wonderful weekend.

-Rachel McKee

Picture Pick FriYAY: Steilacoom Ferry Ride, Wa.

Last Saturday my dad and his long-time fiance Sandra, were married on a ferry-boat. This was an incredibly happy day for me because Sandra is very dear to my heart. (I really lucked out in the step-parent department.)

The ferry travels from Steilacoom and crosses part of the Puget Sound to Anderson Island.

Miles did the photography for their wedding and captured some landscape shots.

Narrows Bridge

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Have a wonderful weekend my friends.

-Rachel McKee

Picture Pick FriYAY: Indian Creek & Moab, Utah

Looking back on these pictures I miss the Jurassic feel of the desert. I miss being on the road, the excitement and freedom of the adventure.

I’m glad I was able to make this journey before starting the adventure of a career/family life. I’m excited to take my family to see the South West one day.

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Have a great weekend.

-Miles

Picture Pick FriYAY: Spring is Coming

Happy FriYAY everyone!

I’ve been craving Spring. My yard has been doormat with a layer of frost for the last few months. I’m yearning for some flowers.

I decided to walk around the yard and capture some evidence that Spring is coming. I added the pine tree because I never noticed how much I like it until today. I never really paid any attention to it and we have been here for four years.

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Are you ready for spring too?

-Rachel McKee

 

 

Picture Pick FriYAY: The Details Of Snow

Happy FriYAY!

Today I wanted to share some pictures that Miles took when it snowed awhile ago. It’s currently 19º and icy here. No more snow, but it’s so cold and clear and crisp.

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Have a wonderful weekend.

-Rachel

 

Picture Pick FriYAY: Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice.

This year we participated in the luminary walk that our little town sponsors. People walk the candle-lit path and reflect on their year and gaze at the festivities, the river, and listen to a band play Christmas carols.

It was peaceful and serene.

Winter Solstice

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Wishing you peace and happiness today and always.

-Rachel

Photos by Miles McKee.

Picture Pick FriYAY: Snow Day

Season’s Greetings,

We were fortunate to get snow today! There is something so magical about snow before Christmas.

I want to apologize for my lack of presence on WordPress lately. I’ve been happily unmotivated the last few weeks. I will be posting with the same regularity (Mon, Weds, Fri) again in January.

These photos were taken in out yard:

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These photos were taken on a walk around the neighborhood:

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I dream of buying this farmhouse and fixing it up.
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Isn’t it beautiful?

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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.♥

-Rachel McKee

Picture Pick FriYAY: Around the Home

Happy FriYAY!  I hope everyone has something they look forward to this weekend. Whether that be time with friends, family, or a good book savor the moment. Here is a collection of random images from around our home.

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Irish Hot Cocoa. Yum!
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Queen Keke.
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I just finished reading The Witch’s Boy.
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My Great Grandmother made me this angel figurine for my 5th birthday.

-Rachel McKee