Missing our swimming during the pandemic closures, Thor and I install a “swim spa” pool and transform our front yard. Among the many adjustments of this past year of the Covid19 pandemic, a big one for Thor and me was … Continue reading
Just me, some confused deer, and thoughts of hope I just got back from my second walk of the day, in the pouring rain. A mile and a half up and down our muddy, one-lane rural road. As I stepped … Continue reading
The last couple of years have presented their challenges for all of us, and I hope to keep hope alive for more outings in our beautiful Pacific Northwest wilderness and wherever we all can venture. I plan to return soon … Continue reading
Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we hike from Rosario Beach to Deception Pass Bridge in Northwest Washington. This is the year of Life, Interrupted for all of us, what with the COVID-19 upheavals and more. Knowing I had … Continue reading
Thor, Bear dog, and I seize a lucky day between very welcome rain showers and very unwelcome, choking wildfire smoke. Our annual hike to Lake Ann! Despite the “new normal” of climate change and the terrible wildfires all over the … Continue reading
Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we hike the Ridge Trail off Chuckanut Drive and enjoy the diversity of Pacific Northwest native ground covers. When we’re off on our forest rambles, we always stop to smell the roses — … Continue reading
The past couple of weeks, our far corner of the Pacific Northwest has enjoyed “blistering” highs in the upper 70s and even flirting with the upper 80s (sorry, friends who are baking in real heat waves), which calls for some … Continue reading
Camille Tate has always run away…but vanishing whenever life gets too frightening has never solved anything.
When a broken heart sends Cam to remote Orcas Island to try her hand at caretaking and writing a screenplay, she finds quiet beaches and cozy bookstores, plus a host of intriguing folks, including a rugged boat-builder, a glamorous neighbor, and a reassuring sheriff’s deputy.
But an escalating nest of mysteries and the haunting sense of being watched soon leave Cam wondering if she can believe her own perceptions. As intrigue turns to danger, she must decide whether there is anyone she can trust, or if it’s time for her to vanish yet again.Continue reading