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Spring in all its spider webbed glory

For the record…..I detest spider webs. My dislike of the silky strings is akin to most women’s reaction to the creators of the strings that fly into people’s eyes, face, hair, hand or mouth unaware. I do however like waking up on a bright spring morning and catching glimpse of webs covered in dew or blades of grass woven together with fine silk threads or my absolute favorite a pine tree with webs in its boughs. That to me is part of the beauty of spring.
(It also helps to know where the webs are so I don’t get caught in one and start looking totally foolish as I beat myself silly trying to make sure its all off of me)

Here’s to spring in all its spider web covered glory!



The beauty of it


(Not the greatest picture but you get the idea) There are some wonderful things about living in Western Washington one of them is the view of Mt. Rainier on a clear day (and sometimes even on a cloudy one). In times past while driving I’ve used the mountain to help me gauge direction as wells as approximate location (which I’m pretty sure is a natural thing for anyone who has lived here any length of time). Mostly though I just gaze at My. Rainier in wonder and awe. He’s this wonderful, majestic Mountain that holds the power of death and destruction encased in beauty. Kind of hard not to be in awe of that isn’t? I’ve lived in Western Washington most of my life, I was born here, went to school here and even though I leave I always come back here. In all those years I have developed what I consider my favorite view of My. Rainier. Wanna know where it is? South bound I-5 coming out of downtown Seattle by the exit for Boeing Access Road and MLK. There is a PERFECT unobstructed view right in there that I love. I don’t have much need to go into downtown these days but when I do if south 5 is moving that’s the way I go on clear days just for that view. What views in your life do you love and go out of your way for?

What a day

Today was a good day filled with good times, laughter, a new insult to use on people…..(ever heard someone say another person smells like a dirty crocodile butt?), some Sun, some heavy rain, lightening and thunder that shook my windshield.

The best part though was this


I think spring has found its way to Western Washington. Good night all.

Lazy day

I didn’t plan on today being a lazy day infact I was full of plans for the day and then the sun came out……


So now taking a hint from our puppy I’m lounging in front of a window typing this post. Today hasn’t been a total waste I did vacuum my bedroom floor, made waffles for the kiddos, cleaned the kitchen and FINALLY got the rest of the books on the bookshelf but the lure of natural bright light and the warmth that is being radiated from the window is sucking the very energy out of me (as are the two encounters I’ve had with the floor today) so I’m officially deeming at least the next two hours lazy time for me then I’ll get back to my grind.

Happy (lazy) Saturday everyone 🙂

Happy first day of Spring

Happy first day of Spring everyone! I would love to post beautiful pictures of great weather but I live in Western Washington where we are having


I hope others are having a prettier first day of Spring.

P.S. the weather that is in the picture that is above just turned into this in the time it took for me to tag this post (I promise I didn’t run outside and spray the window with a garden hose)