I have been blessed to have lived in Washington State, located in the Pacific N.W. for the majority of my life. The natural beauty of this area is unrivaled & the geographical diversity is amazing.
That diversity includes the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, an inland sea, with hundreds of islands, including the San Juan Islands, one of my favorite spots! Adding to the diversity are the Olympic Rainforest, including the Olympic Mountain range, the Cascade Mountain range dividing the state north and south, and that range include a number of volcanos, a vast amount of rivers and lakes, and deserts in Eastern Washington. These photos are just a sample of the beauty in this beautiful state!
One of my loves is to get out hiking & backpacking in the wilderness. The past few years I've been trying to squeeze in more hiking time again, primarily in the Cascades, Mt. baker, & Mt. Rainier with old hiking friends. Most of these mountain photos are from those areas in the past few years.