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#6: Evergreen Trees

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all trees are not created equally. Lately, evergreens have been striking my fancy more than others. When we were growing up in the Puget Sound area, it’s not an exaggeration to say that we saw them everywhere; in our yards, scattered throughout the neighborhoods, lining school grounds, all over our summer… Read More #6: Evergreen Trees

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Location Love: Somewhere Between a Winery and a Hazelnut Farm, Willamette Valley, OR

There is no shortage of picturesque views in the Pacific Northwest, it’s true, but the variety of places within a few hours’ driving distance from my home still never ceases to amaze me. This photograph is taken on a hill in the Willamette Valley in Forest Grove, OR. The Portland metro area is one of… Read More Location Love: Somewhere Between a Winery and a Hazelnut Farm, Willamette Valley, OR

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#5: Hoodies

Is there anything better than a new hoodie, with its softer-than-soft inner fleece, that inviting hood that can drape your head like a tiny, perfect blanket, and its functional stomach pocket? We think no. Living in the PNW means the casual vibes and oft-questionable weather patterns give us plenty of opportunity for hoodies. They’re a… Read More #5: Hoodies

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#4: Small Towns

Okay, okay, we can admit it: the PNW isn’t the only place in the world that has small towns. As anyone who’s ever gone on a road trip knows, there’s a shocking number of them in this country (except when you need a restroom. At that point, they all disappear). However, we hold a special… Read More #4: Small Towns

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Location Love: Somewhere Just South Of The Canadian Border, NE Washington

Usually, the pictures I try to take from moving cars never turn out very well, but this one is an exception. It’s from a weekend trip I did with my spouse in 2013, to my in-laws’ cabin in the Northeast Washington…very Northeast Washington, as in, off in the distance and behind the hills is Canada.… Read More Location Love: Somewhere Just South Of The Canadian Border, NE Washington

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#2: Bodies Of Water

Ask just about anyone in the PNW and they will tell you that living near water is important to them in some way. It’s not difficult to understand why–we have natural wonders aplenty here in the upper left of the country, with gorgeous lakes and rivers certainly high on that list. We’re really spoiled with… Read More #2: Bodies Of Water