The Adventure – Mt Rainier Photo Safari (August 2014)

What a joy to participate with THE ADVENTURE™ and create a Mount Rainier Photo Safari! As the host city of Landmark’s Team, Management, and Leadership Program we had nearly 900 team members join us from all over North America and we had ladies from Boston, Florida, Washington DC, San Diego, and Indiana along on this wonderful safari. Amazing!

The forecast was for thunder storms, and we got off to a late start … neither deterred us, nor impacted the magnificence of Mount Rainier’s beauty!! The photo conditions, well … those were WAAAAAAAAAAY less than ideal.  My Sony Alpha 380 got pushed to her limits and my post processing skills put to good use.  :o)

Here are the best images from the safari … they barely scratch the surface of what the eyes saw and go no where near the magic of the bonds we formed as we spent the day and sunset together in nature!!!

Love to Michele, Gloria, Lily, Sarah, Laura, and Mary … thank you for your lovely company and the honor of sharing the fabulous Pacific Northwest!!!


In My Violet Eyes

Violet Eyes

“Deep violets, you liken to
The kindest eyes that look on you,
Without a thought disloyal.”
E. B. Browning

Violet Eyes on Fine Art America

Daffodil Dreamin

Daffodil Dreamin

“Daffodils that come before the swallow dares,
and takes the winds of March with beauty.” 
William Shakespeare

Beautiful Buttercup

Beautiful Buttercup

“Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ere the Springtime
To tell of sunny hours.”
Mary Howitt

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

“We grow great by dreams.
All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day
or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die,
but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days
till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who
sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”

Woodrow T. Wilson

Hope Springs Eternal on Fine Art America

Angelic Despair

“Flowers have spoken to me more than
I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels,
loved by all men for the beauty of their character,
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.”

Lydia M. Child