Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I just love this time of year! All of the trees are changing colors, lots of harvesting going on, warm fires, hot cider, migrating birds....  Here are a few pictures I took this afternoon.  Which is your favorite? If I don't post again this week - I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday, September 24, 2010


I don't have much time to say anything here, other then this was the view this morning!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Untitled Post

I have no idea what to call this post. If you have a name for it, please let me know.  Anyway, here are a few random pictures I took earlier this afternoon.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Something to Keep you Busy

Some great/awesome/interesting sites & blogs!











That should keep you busy for a while!

I did It!!!

It's been a stormy nasty day today, that's for sure. Thunder, hail, wind, rain and the whole works. So for pictures it was kind of difficult. However I did manage to slip out JUST before the rain started again. I had like THREE MINUTES. But...... After running around like a maniac I did get a few shots. Nothing to spectacular... Just the same old same old. 

 Yeah I did it!!! A whole week's worth of pictures. This may be my last post for a while - I'll have to see how busy I am with college first.  I'm really hoping to do at least one picture a week on here, but Lord only knows. 

So I wish you all a wonderful week.  Have fun with whatever you do.  God Bless!

  Live Life to the Fullest......

The Brand New Day

At dawn, through my opened window,
I gazed upon a breathless,
And heart-stopping sight.

On the horizon in front of me,
Appeared an aurora of mystical lights,
Reflecting deep into the cavities and,
Ridges of the surrounding mountains.

Before me shown the early light,
Penetrating the morning mist,
As it caused perpetual golden rays
To illuminate through the highest
Mountain peaks,
Awakening the earth below.

As I peered closely,
Brilliant colors of light
Stretched upward,
Like fingers on a hand
Into the yet, dawning sky.

Oh, as I gazed at this precious sight,
Time itself seemed to be waiting,
And wanting to grasp hold of
The first beams, that would burst forth
From the East and to witness,
The suns smile beckoning
"The Brand New Day. "

For Now -- Kaylie Mae

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Random Shots

A little bit of everything....

Friday, September 17, 2010


This picture didn't turn out exactly how I would of liked it, but that's okay. I thought it was kind of neat how part of the field was lit from the sun...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Best Hike of My Life!!!

Excelsior Peak in the Mount Baker National Forest Area

This was really awesome looking - the reflection of these trees in a lake. 

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;         
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,  
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.  
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

I couldn't stop thinking about this poem all during the hike. It fits it just perfectly.  It's really hard to try to describe this hike... you just have to go and do it to appreciate it as much as I did! It's definitely one of my favorites because: you hike through the forest, base of the mountains, hills, open meadows, then back in the woods again. Lots and lots of creeks and streams. It's relatively flat most of the way, but are a few steep parts. The reward at the top is well worth the last mile of huffing and puffing! The view is basically a 360 degree view of these gorgeous mountains. And directly in front of you is Mount Baker. Saw a few Varied Thrushes, Northern Harriers, Grey Jays and lots and lots of butterflies and bees. The highlight was all of the wonderfully delicious wild mountain blueberries and huckleberries along the whole trail. Hope you enjoy the pictures! Thank you mom for such an amazing day.