Summer is nice and all but how beautiful is snow ❄️

@tenacious_ten sending her first ever outdoor route, a 5.9 on slabby rock with an overhang. Doesnt get any better than that#ourpnw#rei#optoutside#alpinebabes#pnw#pnwonderland#upperleftusa#mountaingirls#wildernessculture#wildernessbabes#mtnchicks#herpnwlife#pnwoutdoorwomen#shehikes#nwisbest#pnwisbest#pnwisbeautiful

Found an awesome waterfall today with @shnoyk. Summer is off to a great start

Я очень люблю кататься на машине. В качестве пассажира) И чем дальше дорога тем лучше. Люблю долго ехать 🛣 . Во время поездки мои мысли плавно сменяют одна другую. А иногда люблю представлять атмосферу меняющихся пейзажей, которые вижу за окном 🌾 . Это наверное, странно, но для меня поездка это что-то... даже не знаю... что-то вроде медитации, транса) это одно из немногих мест где я могу спокойно (но тоже не всегда) подумать, или просто помечтать) 😌 . . . . . #photography #photographer #instaphoto #instanature #oregon #exploreoregon #pnw #pacificnorthwest #oneontagorge #columbiarivergorge #upperleftusa #nature #naturephotography #travel #road #rocks #фотограф #фотографспб #фотографпитер #путешествие #орегон #дорога #зелень #лес #природа #сша #влесу #америка

Reason #65 Why I love Seattle: Loving a city so much you want to celebrate the longest day of the year to the fullest! I think the sun was out until 10 pm and it was glorious! #solstice

Tonight's sunset was epic, for like an hour. Here's a shot from the bridge over the Willamette just north of downtown Albany. What doesn't quite show up is the swallows and their aerobatics, feeding on the insects over the water. . . #Oregon #willamettevalley #sunset #orange #goldenlight #water #river #bridge #clouds #sky #dramatic #light #reflection #colors #evening #summer #SummerSolstice #pacific #northwest #pnw #pnwonderland #exploreoregon #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa

It's officially summer...time for cold beers & sunshine!

Yesterday’s green oasis••

#fine_chef #fine #chef #finechefusa #finechef CLOSED!!! 🚨GIVEAWAY TIME!🚨Check out this smoked lamb hot dog with kimchi chowchow and miso mustard! 😍 I teamed up with @lambjamtour to give away a pair of General Admission tickets to Lamb Jam Seattle, Sunday, June 24th. At this event you'll get to experience and witness 14 talented chefs competing for the best lamb dish! You'll also get to eat and sip on some amazing beer and wine from winemakers and brewers. 🐑🍻🥂🍷 Read ⬇ for more details to ENTER this GIVEAWAY and discount code! __________________ RULES 1. Follow @LambJamTour & @SeattleFoodieAdventure (you must follow both accounts to qualify). 2. TAG your friends in the comment below ⬇ The more tags, the more entries you will receive!!! 3. LIKE this post. **Winners will be randomly selected on June 21st at 12PM! I will announce the lucky winner immediately via IG Story. 4. Discount Code: Get $10 off tickets to VIP or Main Event using the code FOODIEADVENTURE. . . . . . #SeattleFoodieAdventure #LambJamSeattle #UpperLeftUSA #SeattleFoodie #pnw #LambMeat #instapic #lambjamtour #forkyeah #thehappynow #seattlemet #seattlewa #darlingmovement #onthetable #instaphoto #love #seattlepulse #seattleblogger #protein #instafood #seattlefood #seattlelife #seattle #cheatday #seattleliving

Clouds partly impeded the view of the Milky Way over this bridge in southeast Washington. . . . . #nightsky #ig_nightphotography #astrophotography #universetoday #nightscape #fs_longexpo #longexpoelite #rsa_night #starrynight #milkywaygalaxy #stargazing #skymasters #longexposure_shots #astrophoto #nightimages #milkywaychasers #nightshooters #natgeospace #night_shooterz #ig_astrophotography #washingtonstate #pnwonderland #washingtonexplored #livewashington #pnw #upperleftusa #nikonphotography #nikontop #nikon_photography_ #nikon_photography

S O L S T I C E ✨

Springtime flowers. So many beautiful colors found in nature. . . . #flowers_mania__ #flowersmakemehappy #flowers #Nikon #upperleftusa #inlandNW #pnwgardening #pnwwonderland #washingtonstate

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#exploretocreate#justgoshoot#agameoftones#earthfocus#exklusive_shot#moodygrams#roamtheplanet#liveyouradventure#neverstopexploring#pnwonderland#travelsouthernoregon#cascadiaexplore#FolkScenery#Wondermore#UpperLeftUSA#pnw#Nikon#wanderlust#exploremore#instagood#stayandwander#neverstopexploring#wildernessculture#traveling#vacation#travelgram#instago#travel#artofvisuals#photooftheday#followme

It was a day; a day that began at 4:30am, a day of finding a bridge to make coffee on, day of sunbathing, watching sky divers jump from planes right above our heads. A day of keeping our beers in the rushing green river beside our rocky camp. A day of lying in the sun, jumping in the river, lather rinse repeat. A day of constant uttering of ‘this is the most perfect spot’. Exhausted, bitten, sunburnt we were excited to lay our heads in our breezy tent and stargaze. Instead, the rising river slowly creeped up. ‘It will go back down when the sun sets’. We kept drawing lines on the beach, hoping it would retreat. At the very last minute, we made a difficult, hasty evacuation off the bank. We decided to sleep on the Wrangler roof with just a mosquito net and our sleeping bags. Slowly, twilight gave way to darkness and the Milky Way made an appearance. I could see it with my bare eye and as always, my head was tilted to look way up high. The day or night never stopped being perfect.

I'm drawn to taking photos of flowers and sunsets. These are everywhere we go. However, I want to take landscapes, waterfalls, and wildlife. There are many extraordinary photographers here on #Instagram and they are my inspirations! . . . #lillies #flowers_mania__ #flowersofinstagram #flowers_shotz #gardens #gardening_feature #floral_shots #upperleftusa #pnwbeauty #pnw #fullframeflower #fullframefloral

First time wearing SMBs. He has had things on his left hind previously (after his injury) but not for a good year and a half. Also, not on his other legs. He took only slightly bigger steps at first but then didn't care at all. I have seen adult horses who wear them daily care more than him, lol. #horse #equestrian #colt #gelding #geldingsofinstagram #mustang #percheron #quarterhorse #pnw #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #cwfillbebold #illbebold #hearthorse #tough1

Midnight Waters ~ I had a lot of fun making this one. The new Midnight Waters scent from @brambleberry is so deep and alluring. I used the new Jagua Blue to color the ocean waves, along with dead sea mud, activated charcoal & brazilian purple clay. I added the pearl powder undispersed in the sky portion for the starry effect. Also scented with Lavender, Orange & Patchouli Essential Oils for a dreamy blend. #goatsmilksoap #sky #waves #ocean ##sea #brambleon #makersgonnamake #creativeliving #makersmovement #greenskincare #cpsoap #coldprocess #coldprocesssoap #soapshare #blue #deep #water #stars #etsy #maker #creativelife #makerslife #pnw #upperleftusa #bythebay #dreamer #midnight #beach #sand

Summer Solstice 🌞 leaving all those icy moods far behind

🎶Like the tears of the earth, rivers they run🎶 #infamousstringdusters

Today I had the pleasure of enjoying happy-hour at a very well known Tacoma restaurant, Stanley and Seafort's. First thing you notice when you pull up is the amazing location. They have patio seating for sunny days and great bar seating, both of which have 180 degree views of the water and city. I enjoyed 3 dishes off of their happy hour menu and a cocktail all for around $40. Not the cheapest, but not the most expensive especially taking into consideration the view that you get to enjoy. #food#foodie#foodielife#eat#eating#adventure#wellness#happiness#bbq#chef#cooking#upperleftusa#foodies#foodiegram#foodporn#instafood#photoraphy#foodiefeature#seattlefoodieadventure#buzzfeedfood#thetastingtable#bonappetit#devourpower#tacoma#seattle#lovefood#foodpic#taste

Laid back, kicked back, minding her business.

Worry not if you are in darkness and the void sucks you in further. This is not the place we go to die. It’s where we are born and our stories begin. ~ Kamand Kojouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #pnwlife #pnwexplored #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #pnw #optoutside #upperleftusa #nature #naturephotography #landscape #landscapephotography #washingtonstate #hike #insta #instagram #instagood #snapseed #iphone #iphonephotography #spring #explore #quotes #quoteoftheday #quote

“..this is our new song, just like the last one, a total waste of time..” ~ Radiohead, My Iron Lung #lyrics #flashbackfriday #allegory #sonya6000 (to be continued)

Maybe it's a dream, maybe it feels like coming home, maybe it is both. 💘

The pride of Washington. Mt. Rainier spewing some faint milky way as the first light hits the sky. Oh, and some lenticular clouds for some drama 📸 . . . . . #nature_brilliance #EarthVisuals #artofvisuals #welivetoexplore #natureaddict #naturediversity #ourplanetdaily #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #pnw #thatpnwlife #pnwonderland #greatnorthcollective #upperleftusa #sonyimages #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotogallery #agameoftones #cascadiaexplored #visualambassadors #wayfarecollective #rainierwatch

“there are two of us on the run.”

Big thanks to the ball players and parents in Klamath Falls, Oregon! The Athlete Academy: Grit & Hustle Camp by Harry Mauch and Jeff Patzke was a huge success. We couldn’t have been happier to be a small part of it. Hope to see you all next year! #GritAndHustle #BeyondTheGame

Shining bright.... #frenchmansbar #columbiariver #washingtonexplored #pnw #exploretocreate #got_greatshots #nature_wizards #nature_brilliance #bns_earth #instagood #instanature #greatnorthcollective #green #joyful_pics #moodygrams #sites_pnw #explorewashstate #ig_daily #wander_washington #justgoshoot #allbeauty_addict #stayandwander #welivetoexplore #adventuretime #ig_naturevibes #ig_naturelovers #justgoshoot #upperleftusa #ig_bestshots #ig_myshots

🚙🌍😎Anlatmaya Gerek Varmi👍#travelpictures_world #landscape_lovers #travelstoke #wonderful_earthlife #earthpix #naturephotography #exklusive_shot #sunset_vision #washington #instagoodmyphoto #sunset #upperleftusa #jaw_dropping_shots #beautifuldestinations #nature_sultans #welivetoexplore #wonderful_places #visualsoflife #neverstopexploring #beautifulplaces #agameoftones #thebest_capture #awesome_earthpix #landscapephotography #ig_masterpiece #wildernessculture #awesome_globepix #ig_nature #global_hotshotz #pnw

#Repost @crystalmountain ・・・ We open for summer operations on June 22nd! Who's excited for some fun adventures in the mountains? #mountaingetaway #upperleftusa #pnwlife

☀️ When you feel incredible, your happiness radiates. A few months ago, I was in a terrible place. Not a geo point on a map, but mentally. My work ethic was at an all time low, my relationships were suffering, I was having crazy mood swings, and all I ever wanted to do was nap. Add in there that my partner, Brian, was switching careers and experiencing unexplained health matters and our lives felt like they were spiraling downward. Brian dove head first into different diets in an effort to improve his situation. That's when he discovered and introduced us to the Keto Diet. I thought it was a joke. I laughed at the thought of myself giving up carbs, like that could never happen! Well, I'm overjoyed to share that I did, in fact, give up those carbs and sugars. And while the keto diet wasn't the right fit for Brian, I have never felt better. Let me say that again. I have never felt better! My energy levels are reliable. I feel clear headed. I am happy and motivated. Part of my success so far, I have to thank Leanne from @healthfulpursuit. I came across her podcast and became hooked. Not only has she provided me endless resources to help with my keto journey but she has also inspired me to be the best me. It sounds weird to put in words but she's unknowingly reminded me that I'm human. I'll make mistakes. I'll eat cheesecake and I'll miss workouts. And that's OK. I've relearned to have gratitude and really focus on the things that matter. My relationships are growing, I finally feel a sense of connectivity with those around me. Funny looking back how changing such a small aspect can drastically change your entire life. Tonight I had the opportunity to attend a book signing for Leanne's book, The Keto Diet at @thirdplacebooks. (of course Kato came too). I wish I had the words to say to properly thank Leanne for the inspiration she's given me. Instead it was more of, "Hi, thanks for signing my book. Here's my dog Kato. Ok, bye!" 🤦🏻‍♀️ I've always been a bit awkward and never have the rights words to say. So, if you ever read this Leanne, I hope you know how much of a positive impact you have on the people around you. Thank you. 💕

Angus Rex may or may not be excited for the new #jurassicworld movie coming out soon. Lol. Kudos to the guy in the truck who saw what I was doing and had a good enough sense of humor to wait for me to finish hah! I'm an adult I promise! #angusrex #adventureswithangusrex #trexofinstagram #trex #dinosofinstagram #jurassicworld #jurassicpark #raining #thunderstorms #summer #nw #upperleftusa #imadork #funatwork #iwasonabreak @prattprattpratt @jurassicworld @jurassicparkmobile

🌿#pnw#pnwtravel#pnwexplorations#pnwadventures#pnwuncovered#pnwunplugged#pnwonderland#pnw_compass#pnwlife#pnwcollective#pnwoutdoorwomen#victoria#victoriabc#victoriabccanada#canada#upperleftusa

Nothing beats that warm golden hour glow. Ooo I can't wait to share more of these glowy shots on the Cape Flattery trail and Cape Flattery itself! They came out so beautifully done for us amateurs lol and I definitely want to take more photos during golden hour now. I would love some golden hour portraits of myself lol. Anyways, this gorgeous picture was actually shot by my fiance Joe and then edited by me. That little light flare was not added in. Mother nature just had perfect timing. I definitely dig it. Happy Thursday everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #capeflattery#capeflatterytrail#forest#trees#washington#pnw#pnwonderland#pnwlife#goldenhour#glow#explore#adventure#sightseeing#nature#outdoors#beautiful#nikon#photography#roamtheplanet#welivetoexplore#exploretocreate#upperleftusa#wanderlust#spring#tbt#washingtontrails#hike#hiking#optoutside#getoutside

As much as I loved the photos at the Diablo Lake overlook because c'mon that view is insanely gorgeous, I have to say I really love these shots down at the sandy lakefront as well. I love the background & textures so much! Our photographer Patrick suggested bringing a picnic blanket, coffee or alcohol of choice & anything that helps tell our story. I ended up bringing that sarong for our blanket as it's from Hawaii which is like a 2nd home to us & a place we would love to move to someday and also it's been on all of our travels abroad together as a couple so far from Bali, to the Philippines, to the Greek Islands and many more to come. I always tell people the best way to describe my lifestyle & my vibe/personality is I'm an island girl and a PNW girl all wrapped up into one so it was nice to kind of get that "beach" vibe and mountain vibe in our engagement photos. Now to figure out the wedding vibe/location which we are so so close to doing! Honestly I keep getting distracted by honeymoon planning instead lol, time to dial it in! Anyways, sorry for the rambling but it's #mcm and I wanted to share another wonderful engagement photo. Still can't get over how incredible they are & will be sharing them periodically for awhile lol, sorry. Happy Monday everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . #engagementphotos#engaged#engagement#love#iloveyou#soulmate#fiance#bestfriend#weddingwire#theknot#pnw#pnwonderland#washington#diablolake#trees#mountains#nature#outdoors#photography#landscape#pnwlife#upperleftusa#explore#adventure#bridetobe#stylemepretty#beautiful#findyourpark#weddingphotography

Happy Father's day to all the amazing dad's out there who selflessly and unconditionally love, support, and protect their families day in & day out. A big shoutout to my own dad who did all of these things for a child who wasn't even his own, but always treated me like I was his own flesh & blood. I'll always be his little girl and he will always be my dad. More than my biological dad will ever be. All father's day talk aside, we had such a fun time and a long day yesterday roadtripping along the coast to see Second Beach (La Push Beach), Forks, & Cape Flattery. We had originally planned a hike but slept through our alarms, but luckily we were able to fit an adventure in still! I always love driving by Lake Crescent and we definitely want to come back & camp at Second Beach with friends, so friends let me know if you're interested lol! Anyways, it was fun seeing some of these iconic locations in Washington and can't wait to cross off a few more this summer. Hated starting late (we are early birds when we explore) but nice to see a different view & timeframe for once (late afternoon & golden hour evening). Although we love going off the beaten path more often than not, it's always fun to see the places that everyone wants to see & knows about just to say you did it lol. Also, because they're popular for a reason! Sometimes you just have to brave any crowds & see the staples. We got lucky yesterday though & not as many people as I expected. Anyways, Happy Fathers day & Sunday funday to everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . #Secondbeach#lapush#lapushbeach#washington#pnw#pnwonderland#pnwlife#pnwcollective#herpnwlife#explore#adventure#sightseeing#nature#outdoors#beach#ocean#beautiful#beautifuldestinations#nikon#photography#roamtheplanet#welivetoexplore#exploretocreate#upperleftusa#wanderlust#washingtonexplored#wanderwashington#spring#washingtontrails

Please ignore me scrambling up to the base of the falls in the left hand corner lol 😂 but happy Saturday folks! It's a beautiful sunny day in Washington & we had a wonderful spring wildflower mountain hike planned...and then slept through our alarms lol! Ahh, its a bummer but it happens and there's always next weekend so hopefully the weather will be even better. I saw mixed weather reports for Leavenworth anyways and I definitely want clear skies for this hike & the view. So instead we are currently on an impromptu trip on our way to Second Beach aka La Push Beach and I'm so excited! The coastal drive is always beautiful & I haven't been to this iconic beach yet surprisingly. Also going to stop in Forks and possibly Cape Flattery. I have been wanting to explore the Hoh Rainforest & Hurricane Ridge too but it's a little out of the way so I'll be saving it for another day. Anyways, although I prefer being an early bird I wasn't going to sit around the house all day and was really craving some adventure & outdoor time so a late start it is lol. I also hear sunset is pretty epic at this beach although I'm unsure how long we will stay due to the 3 hour drive 😅 I hope all my Washingtonians get to enjoy some sunshine today! Have a wonderful Saturday! P.s. this epic waterfall & hike is featured on my blog. Link in bio! . . . . . . . . . . #Washington#pnw#pnwonderland#upperleftusa#pnwlife#pnwcollective#waterfall#chasingwaterfalls#landscape#beautiful#beautifuldestinations#wildernessculture#nature#explore#outdoors#adventure#hike#hiking#getoutside#optoutside#washingtonexplored#wanderwashington#wanderlust#nikon#photography#roamtheplanet#exploretocreate#welivetoexplore#snoquerafalls#washingtontrails

Good morning, happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Wish the weather was a bit better here in Washington & didn't get to go hiking because of it but next weekend is supposed to be hot & sunny and I definitely have a beautiful one planned! Even got some new hiking shoes this weekend in preparation for all our adventures this summer! 🙌 I'm so excited! Speaking of hikes, I FINALLY got up my blog post on some great late winter & spring season hikes in Washington that I recommend if you're trying to avoid snow, or at least easily passible trails if there is a little bit of snow & ice on the trail. If you've been interested in any of the hiking pictures I've been posting lately be sure to check out my latest blog post! Link in bio. I will also be updating the post with the hike I'll be doing this weekend because it's a wildflower one! 🌼🌻 Perfect for spring! Anywhooo, sad to be stuck in an office all week again but I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday regardless of a new work week! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #washington#pnw#pnwonderland#pnwcollective#pnwlife#herpnwlife#roamtheplanet#hike#hiking#getoutside#optoutside#outdoors#nature#adventure#explore#wanderwashington#washingtonexplored#exploretocreate#welivetoexplore#trees#green#forest#view#nikon#landscape#photography#upperleftusa#wanderlust#wildernessculture#washingtontrails

A little break from my plethora of Greece photos I still have left to share lol 😆 A throwback to this fun hike we did back in March. The perfect early spring hike in Eastern WA! Early spring is the best time for it in my opinion because it's not too hot since it's so exposed versus the summertime. Anyways, I'm currently working on that late winter/spring hiking blog post I was supposed to get up before we left but never got to it due to other tasks that took precedence :/ I am almost done with the post now but if weather is good I was going to go on a lesser known one this weekend with a gorgeous mountain view & tons of beautiful wildflowers. I really wanted to add it to the list so I'm waiting to see...either way the post should finally be up Sunday night or early Monday morning 😊 Stay tuned and also for tons of Greece content and summer PNW hikes & adventures coming to the blog! Thank you to all my readers and I hope I have helped you a little on your adventures near & far! Or at the very least inspired the wanderlust bug & adventurous spirit in you! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #tbt#ancientlakes#washington#pnw#pnwonderland#pnwlife#pnwcollective#hike#hiking#spring#getoutside#optoutside#nature#outdoors#explore#adventure#desert#upperleftusa#roamtheplanet#welivetoexplore#exploretocreate#wanderlust#wanderwashington#washingtonexplored#nikon#photography#landscape#beautifuldestinations#herpnwlife#view

My buddy Keith hosting the sunset party....

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