Winter in Highlandia – A Pictorial Journey by Janine Donoho

Morning coffee and a view

Morning coffee and a view

Snow hound

Snow hound

The view from here

The view from here

Layers of scaping

Layers of scaping

Landscape in blue

Landscape in blue

The ins and outs

The ins and outs

Blue shadows

Blue shadows

Snow tufted winter garden

Snow-tufted winter garden

Icicles

Icicles

After the hike in her lined sweater

Iggy in her lined hoodie after the hike

There and Back Again by Janine Donoho

Mt. Rainier across the Sound

Mt. Rainier across the Sound

Over the Puget Sound and whitewater rivers—through coastal woods morphing into inland forests, we traveled home to the Okanogan Highlands—and temperatures in the teens. Brrr. Tears were shed as we left behind our temporary pack, lifelong friends and family.

Gazzam Park with Pack

Gazzam Park with Pack

Urban amenities I miss:

  • pumpkin yogurt and Sawatdy Thai cuisine,
  • the Bainbridge Athletic Club, and
  • Gazzam Park’s needle strewn trails.

What I embrace instead:

  • frozen mango sorbet,
  • my elliptical and rowing machines, and
  • Okanogan National Forest.
Okanogan Forest

Okanogan Forest

Evidently both ambivalence and resilience describe me. Now I’m bending my mind around edits to SOUNDINGS, Water Elemental, along with other authorial tasks. Winter cave time approaches as flames crackle in the soapstone fireplace and Nina Sophia, Italian greyhound extraordinaire, stretches out on the rug with a sigh.

Iggy basking

Iggy basking

Soundings, Water Elemental

LaunchFebruary 27th, 2015
The big day is here.

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