Author Archives: Amy P

A Tidbit: Transient Sky

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, Transient, made me think of views I’ve enjoyed of the ever-changing sky and sea! Recently, Mum and I took off for a short trip to the California coast with all kinds of ideas about where we’d go and what we’d see.  But once we got settled in, all our other plans […]

A Tidbit: Taliesin West

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Order – a concept which, if I’m honest, has never played a large role in my life (afraid I’ve always tended toward the messy…). Though I have little personal experience – and no expertise whatsoever – when it comes to order, the word did make me think of my visit to Taliesin […]

Finland: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 1)

Welcome to another “17 in ’17” installment!  Recently, I offered a Canadian love call to celebrate the 150th birthday of my neighbors to the north.  This time, I’m singing the praises of Finland – the land of all my lovely Mum’s grandparents – in this, the 100th anniversary year of its independence!  Here, in no […]

A Tidbit: Alaskan Reflections

  This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge of Reflecting put me in mind of a charming Alaskan cruise the folks and I took in 2010!  As we were making our way back to Vancouver after a week of stunning views of wilderness, waterways and wildlife, a clear day afforded these blurred reflections of the coastlines we were gliding […]

Celilo: The Stilled Waters Bit

I just found this old picture of my Grandpa P!  He’s perched above a scene along the Columbia River that I don’t think exists anymore – at a place called Celilo Falls.  Maybe a couple decades after the picture was taken, water rose up behind the newly built Dalles Dam, and the cataracts of Celilo […]

A Tidbit: Joshua Tree

Accepting the WordPress weekly photo challenge for the first time and this week’s theme is Earth!  Recently drove through and only scratched the surface of California’s Joshua Tree National Park.  Getting to experience its unspoiled landscape (which has only a few amenities/compromises here and there) was absolutely breathtaking!  It was also relieving to see that, while we […]

The Bit of a Camping Conundrum

Recently, I faced a pretty big decision about continuing a relationship.  Not one with a person – but with a place. See, last summer my lovely friend Suszi invited me to spend a week with her and her crew at the Lair of the Bear.  It’s a camp for UC Berkeley grads near Pinecrest Lake […]