melvetica

Mar 29

ski buddy  (at Stevens Pass Ski Area, Washington)

ski buddy (at Stevens Pass Ski Area, Washington)

Mar 24

screen door season #Ballard #goldenretriever #gravydog

screen door season #Ballard #goldenretriever #gravydog

Mar 16

the loveliest of sunday evenings - dinner in the woods courtesy of vashon island’s finest

the loveliest of sunday evenings - dinner in the woods courtesy of vashon island’s finest

Feb 02

[video]

best dogs / best rug (at Chula Vista)

best dogs / best rug (at Chula Vista)

Jan 25

low on snow, high on sunshines  (at Stevens Pass Ski Area)

low on snow, high on sunshines (at Stevens Pass Ski Area)

Jan 24

#nomo #seahawks #bandwagon (these are unfortunately not my nailz)

#nomo #seahawks #bandwagon (these are unfortunately not my nailz)

Jan 15

morning run in phoenix - camelback mountain is lovely (at Echo Canyon Park / Camelback Trailhead)

morning run in phoenix - camelback mountain is lovely (at Echo Canyon Park / Camelback Trailhead)

Jan 06

[video]

Jan 05

last day of the holiday season »> northwest trail runs 4 miler  (at Saint Edward State Park)

last day of the holiday season »> northwest trail runs 4 miler (at Saint Edward State Park)

Jan 03

Their entertainments were simple: growing strawberries and corn, fishing and hunting, listening to the radio or, as Mary loved to do, cataloging in the cabin journal the spring bloom, when baby blue eyes, lupines, poppies, monkey flowers, columbines and delphiniums flooded the meadow.

They started that journal in 1985. Jack posted his first entry on April 11: “Lupine in bloom and the smell was very strong and heady. … Weather just beautiful. Wish I could live here.”

Twenty years and one month later, he wrote: “One of Mary’s Dutch Iris bloomed today. It is just beautiful. If only she could see it. Maybe she can. She would love it. It looks like there will be possibly 3 doz more blooms. Yesterday was Dad’s birthday. He would be 141 years old. I love you Dad. I love you Mom. I love you Mary.”

” —

LA Times: "At 94, he must let go of his piece of paradise"

Sobbing. What a beautiful story. Be sure to watch the video, too.

Jan 01

happy new year! ❤️❤️❤️2014❤️❤️❤️ @maureendc #pnw #shredthedirt  (at Crystal Mountain Ski Area)

happy new year! ❤️❤️❤️2014❤️❤️❤️ @maureendc #pnw #shredthedirt (at Crystal Mountain Ski Area)

Dec 30

more #pnw adventures: big four ice caves with @conninavarre today!  (at Big Four Ice Caves)

more #pnw adventures: big four ice caves with @conninavarre today! (at Big Four Ice Caves)

Dec 28

December 28 in Austin. Thanks for an incredible trip, Texas. #lonestar #sunshine  (at Falconhead)

December 28 in Austin. Thanks for an incredible trip, Texas. #lonestar #sunshine (at Falconhead)

Dec 27

brewer’s wife duties #besthef  (at Live Oak Brewery)

brewer’s wife duties #besthef (at Live Oak Brewery)