Jade Mercer (@bluegrass_to_evergreen)

I love Crescent Lake in Olympic it’s so serene and beautiful.

Kevin Russell (@krbackwoodsphotography)

Good morning everyone! Here's a click from my last adventure in the Olympic National Park. We ended up catching a nice sunset at Second Beach to end the day. This will be one of the destinations in some of my workshops this year, if you're interedted in attending please check out my website, link in bio.
#magic_marvels #marvelshots #gloibeshotz #ig_shotz #big_shotz #amazing_shots #stellar_shots #majestic_earth_ #ShotzDelight #USAPrimeShot #picturetokeep_nature #ournaturedays #ig_world_photo #worldprime #Lost_World_Treasures #igworldclub #earthfocus #earthpix #nationalearth #discoverearth #earthworm #onlyinwashington #splended_earth #wanderwashington #pnwdiscovered #pnw_compass #pnwonderland #pnwdiscovered #theoutbound #theNWadventure.

Kevin Russell (@krbackwoodsphotography)

Sandblasted. I headed to south central Washington for a little hiking the other day. We were shooting in these sand dunes when the wind picked up. It was blowing so hard that the dams was stinging as it pelted us in the face. But braving the conditions made for some cool images!
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Gina Rampino (@northwest_gramp)

A preview of our damp and windy day in Port Angeles along Crescent Lake🌙 the tunnels were long enough that we couldn’t see the light on the other side! Sound on for full pnw effect.
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#pnwlife #gopro #exploremore #optoutside #getoutstayout #portangeles #weekendvibes #rainydays #pnwonderland #cascadiaexplored #hikingwithdogs #upperleftusa #theoutbound #waterfall #crescentlake #pnw_compass #stayandwander #wildernessculture #adventuredog #tunnels #pnwcollective #fkj #tadow

Katie (@adventuresofgrit)

Miss Dakota-pi Phoebe Diamond. Dakota means friendly companion (if you’ve had the pleasure of meeting her, you know she is extremely sweet and friendly and wants to be your best friend as well as everyone else’s...pretty sure she thinks everyone is her best friend actually). The “-pi” comes from Togepi the Pokémon. It sounded cute and is a fun nickname. Phoebe is my favorite character on Friends and Dakota is kinda weird and eclectic and keeps it real like Phoebe. Diamond is our last name. And this wonderful dog of ours was just so happy to be out in the sunshine yesterday 🐶😊 Look at that sweet face! .
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Katie (@adventuresofgrit)

I’m not going to lie, I attempted this shot at least 50 times. I sat on the beach and watched the waves break on the shore for awhile before I noticed how beautiful a wave is during that millisecond when it starts to fall before it gets foamy. You can see into wave and the water’s direction, but there is no foam there to distract you from seeing everything else. The water in Washington is so clear and beautiful. I really loved noticing this small moment in nature yesterday and thought it would be cool to share. 💙🌊
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#nature #naturegram #naturelovers #naturephotography #waves #waves🌊 #optoutside #rei1440project #ourpnw #washington #wanderwashington #photography #thelittlethings #upperleftusa #northwestisbest #pacificnorthwest #beach #pnwlife #pnwvisuals #pnw_compass #pnwonderland

Katie (@adventuresofgrit)

It’s really difficult to sometimes drop everything you’ve got going on and give yourself a mental health day. I almost always feel guilty taking time out for myself because I feel like I should be doing something productive. I may not present it this way on social media, but I am busy and have crazy deadlines and now I have two animals to care for with pretty demanding needs. I go outside a lot, I read a lot, but I also immerse myself in 30-40 hours of studying every week, a few hours of volunteer work, and then I use my leftover time to pick up random shifts so I can make a few extra dollars on the weekends whenever I can. I make myself practice self care because I know what happens to me when I don’t. I was really bad about it this week. I did it a little bit, but time has not been my friend. After having a panic attack at 2 in the morning yesterday, I took the day off and had a date with my camera and the outdoors. I watched figure skating last night and I ate a lot of chocolate. I called my therapist to set up an appointment too. Death has been on my mind quite a bit this week, as well as bad relationships in my life and the part I play in those. My “fun” book this week is a documented conversation between the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. They discuss the 8 pillars of joy with each other, which includes sadness and grief. I will write more about this book once I finish it (it’s quite long), but it has made me look at my sadness and grief in life a little differently. How my sadness has led me to being a compassionate and empathetic person. How my grief has shown the depth of my love for things. Anyway, I rested well last night and feel so much better today. I feel like I have energy again and want to tackle a fun project. Take good care of yourself and your mental health. There’s nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to the things that make you the wonderful person you are.
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#pnw #pnwlife #pnwvisuals #pnw_compass #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #ourpnw #pugetsound #washington #wanderwashington #optoutside #rei1440project #mentalhealthday #panicattack #selfcompassion #selfcare #selfcarematters #letstalkaboutit

Fabs (@sassyfabs)

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-R Brault- what are your weekend's plans? :)




#trees #nature #naturelovers #forest #beauty #beautiful #ig_shotz #ig_today #ig_captures #igersoftheday #photooftheday #pnw #pnwisbest #pnw_compass #pnwonderland #cascadiaexplored #pnwdiscovered #pnwlife #pnwcollective #bns_earth #sunset #adventure #mountains #upperleftusa #bridge #sun

Zak Stone 📷 Photography 🎥Film (@mr0tt)

Morning stroll 🚶🏻 I just got done shooting Milky Way photos all night. When I got to my truck to leave (after sunrise) the temp said 12 degrees. No wonder my toes were numb and all my gear was frosty. Full adventure in my Stories. Now, time to eat and drive home. 📸 used @my_sonya7ii
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