I’ve dreamed of you I’ve searched
I’ve longed to come across your weathered parts
to feel at home under your roof among the trees
around you that have taken root to see outside
your window panes all the beauty life and growth surrounding
in truth in wisdom in love with you protecting
us I’ve known this way this home this place (more…)

WPC: On The Way

Photo By: Carrie

This time of year, the fog rarely burns off. We are so close to the ocean and the fog is the signature weather needed for the redwoods to continue to thrive. It only takes driving east, maybe 15 miles sometimes a few more, and you are out of the fog but still in the trees. (more…)

One Four Challenge: June week 1

Photo By: Carrie

It is always a mystery which image I am going to choose each month. But, usually there is an image that keeps showing up in my mind when the first week of a new month gets closer and I am thinking of this challenge. This image was the loudest this past week. (more…)

My Friend Red

Richardson Grove State Park, CA

Here she is, a giant presence, in intimate detail and draped in filtered forest light. She rose from the ground erupting thick and deeply grooved bark and boughs, quietly holding space in the campsite where we were calling home for the next couple of nights. (more…)


Photo By: Carrie

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary

The beauty seeps
Intertwined in the wilds
Of so many wanting my
Attention and affection immediately
No time to sit down (more…)