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Tide is Out

I was born and raised in the desert.  There are many things I love about the desert because I am a native.  A desert rain, for instance, inspires those lofty quickly building cumulonimbus clouds that blow in with a might force, stirring up the skies with its angry gray, and pelting the parched dirt in great splendor, leaving welted ridges called arroyos that open up to make way for the moving waters.  And there is nothing quite as beautiful as the smell of cedar or the flowering cactus………..

Except I have moved near the ocean.  I am in the key peninsulas in Washington state.  I am enamored, I am in love.  I think I shall never tire of walking along the waves as it caresses and licks the sand and rock along the shore.  The best lullaby in the world are those breaking rhythmic sounds.    Every day I walk alongside the shore, carefully observing the micro and macroscopic new life around me.  Some are subtle and you really have to be paying attention.  Others announce themselves in the form of the two bald eagles that have made their nest at the end of the spit at Penrose Beach.

When I get tired of the shells and the scalloped seaweed as it flows onto the pebbled rocks I will let you know.  Until then, brace yourselves.  This is a passionate thing I’m feeling with my universe, and I am going to share its majestic ebb and flow.

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Crabby
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Common bird, and quite an eerie sounding squawk

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To Life, to life, L’chaim.
Shell Roses
Shell Roses
I have never seen this before. It appears and feels like a green clay encapsulating the horseclam shell.
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Rocks! ❤
The yellowish shades of the ocean.
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The sorry detached claw of a crab.
The interwoven roots of sleeping trees.
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Not as good as chocolate clusters, but almost.

© All Rights Reserved Christine Webber

 

Mount Rainier Hike

I crossed off another thing on my bucket list!

My roommate Joanna and I hiked to Tolmie Peak via Eunice Lake on the Wonderland Trail.  It was a cool, mostly misty, foggy day and the clouds hugged the lakes and peaks with cool intimacy.

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The trail was 5.9 miles to the peak and Eunice lake was just below it.  The trail itself is well developed, albeit not flat enough for my liking (lots of steep inclines and declines which isn’t too great on the knees).  But it was perfect hiking weather and I was in love with the misty feel on the green terrain.

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foggy trail

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Just around Eunice Lake, the area opened a bit into meadow-like surroundings.  Mountain flowers I’ve never seen before were in full bloom.  Ones that looked like little dancing ballerinas, little floating hearts………..thousands and thousands of perky glacier lilies carpeted the ground.

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glacier lilites

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ballerinas

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campground

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mt rainier cairns

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Tolmie Peak

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© All rights reserved. Christine Webber

All photos of Tolmie peak taken by my roommate Joanna Benson