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Day 92 of #project366 #photographychallenge The dogs are heartbroken this morning @ge_jenkins went back out in the field to work today after three days of working here in his shop. #gsdofinstagram #gsdlife #germanshedder #gsdpuppy #gsdlove #quarantine #germanshepherdofinstagram #germanshepherd #onyx #remi #lifeinthenw #pacificnorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland


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Since we are all stuck at home, take virtual trip across across the northwest while listening to some great Jazz from PNW native @trentbmusic


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happy 1 year Roo bear. 🎉🎊💛 we love you for the little wacky cuddly doggo you are.


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Day 88 of #project366 Someone came up with the idea to put teddy bears in the windows of our homes. When families walk by their children can go on a #bearhunt . This morning I put a bear in our kitchen window for the neighborhood children getting exercise with their families who are #bearhunting #quarantinelife #lifeinthenw #pacificnorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland #quarantine


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Day 87 of #project366 Look who is 10 months old today! So far he has slept on the job and invited himself to almost all my Skype/Zoom meetings. 😏 #gsdpuppy #gsdofinstagram #gsd #germanshepherdofinstagram #germanshedder #germanshepherd #gsdlove #gsdlife #happydog #onyx #quarantine #lifeinthenw #pacificnorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland


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Day 85 of #project366 Last Friday at work I walked around our campus and got some pictures of our resident wildlife, knowing we were about to be quarantined. #photographychallenge #duck #sleepingduck #lifeinthenw #pacificnorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland


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Mount Jefferson, OR. I miss the beauty of Central Oregon. Might have to go visit after the craziness dissipates. • • • • #PacificNorthleft #PNWdiscovered #LivePNW #theNWadventure #AcrossThePNW #visitpnw #PNW #seekingtheoutdoors #PNWparadise #earthoutdoors #collectivelynorthwest #ourpnw #sunset1898 #pacificnorthbestadventures #oregonexplored #centraloregon #oregonlife


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Remi helped @ge_jenkins with some yardwork. I pop one little wheelie and get banned from mowing 🙃 #sunnyday #remi #happydog #gsd #germanshedder #germanshepherd #lifeinthenw #pacificnorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland


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Today was my last full day of work in this building for an unknown amount of time. Monday I go in to pick up my equipment to work from home until instructed otherwise. #keepwashingtonworking #crazytimes #lifeinthenw #pacificnorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland #landscape #laborandindustries


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Meet Eduardo The Saguaro. On our breaks we have started to dress him up for Easter. Our office assistant found him while cleaning out a supply closet. #lovemycoworkers #lovemyjob #laughteristhebestmedicine #survivingcoronavirus #lifeinthenw #pacificnorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland #cactus #Saguaro


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Day 80 of #project366 Working from work. Essential State Workers still coming in to make sure people are getting the things they need. #lifeinthenw #sonorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland


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The Tilton River. This shot was taken from the banks of Gust Backstrom Park. In the foreground is concrete most likely leftover from the old bridge and in the right background is the swimming hole. I spent a lot of hours swimming and fishing near this place as a kid. • • • • #PacificNorthleft #PNWdiscovered #LivePNW #theNWadventure #AcrossThePNW #visitpnw #PNW #seekingtheoutdoors #PNWparadise #earthoutdoors #collectivelynorthwest #ourpnw #sunset1898 #pacificnorthbestadventures


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Escaped outside this morning for some great company, fresh air, sunshine and waterfall chasing. #choosemountains #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #wanderlust #wanderwashington #getoutside #optoutside #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #yonderwashington #womenwhohike


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Day 75 of #project366 After breakfast we went into a little shop that had a lot of metal art. The owner gave me this bottle opener! #gohawks #seahawksfan #seahawks #12s #lifeinthenw #pacificnorthwest #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #sonorthwest #pnwisbest #pacificwonderland


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Happy Friday everyone. Seems like our lives are changing daily with the regulations being placed on us by the government. Look at it in a positive light! What a great opportunity for us to get out into nature. Experience the mountains or the coast. And now dispersed camping is encouraged! #positivevibes #positivemindset #socialdistancing • • • #PacificNorthleft #PNWdiscovered #LivePNW #theNWadventure #AcrossThePNW #visitpnw #PNW #seekingtheoutdoors #PNWparadise #earthoutdoors #collectivelynorthwest #ourpnw #sunset1898 #pacificnorthbestadventures


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Going through my old paperwork etc. It is crazy how much I use to write and draw. To see where my heart and mind were in those times and remembering those feelings. . I have napkins with random partial writings, tiny peices of paper, anything I could get my hands on to draw or to write on. . . I'm no where close to writing like the amazing @thegingerback_gorilla and his beautifully detailed and deep, descriptive flow. But I thought I would step out of my comfort zone to share one of my writings. I am nervous to share this but here is something I wrote a long while ago. . . Quietness: Cleaning our worldly possessions every day. Necessities, THINGS that make our everyday chores uniformly messy. Our houses have clear windows, that open and close to let a small breeze from the familiar Earth come in and breathe life into what we forget. I gaze out into the world from my small window, wondering when the next opprorunity I will get to explore the dirt and capture the wind into the bottle neck of my lungs, that so desperately yearn for the purity of the seasons. O! how my skin wants to jump off my bones to play. My eyes struggle to open as the spider webs clear, brightness, hope, HOME. The sound of the trees swaying and clinking back-and-forth, the birds singing and chatting about who caught the biggest worm. Hearing the water churn and crash and flow over millions of rocks that turn in to soft sand. Feeling the wind whisper in my ear telling me to fly, as if it were pushing me upon my back. Bare feet digging in like roots, feeling and soaking up what mother Earth has to offer. To grow wild and become one with nature. . . I looked to the sky and far beyond the horizon and I day dream of that perfect day of being home and with our mother. . . #writing #rideordie #puttingmyselfoutthere #greatful #family #livebigorgohome #outdoorsismylife #hungryforlife #pnw #pacificnorthleft #lifteachotherup #motivation #keeppushingforward #momoffive #momlife #oldwrittings #motherearth


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This little bugger gave us another scare a couple weekends ago. We were at the ER with his stomach again. I am always an emotional mess internally, while it goes on and outwardly emotional afterwards. I tremble with so much worry and tight chest that I just get physically tired. . . I am more than happy to report, He is smiling, energetic, healthy and still kicking ass at life. . . We got to do a family trip to a new park and it was just wonderful to be able to play with the kids and just enjoy the weather and each other's company. I am grateful for the life given and time spent together. . . #rideordie #momlife #momoffive #momof2 #stepmomof3 #greatful #family #livebigorgohome #outdoorsismylife #hungryforlife #pnw #pacificnorthleft #lifteachotherup #motivation #alwaysfamily #ilovemylittlebigfamily


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Here is a project I did for a close friend of mine. She goes leaps and bounds for other people and as I forgot to return something to her, I decided I needed to make her a special gift to go with her decor, in addition to returning an item to her. . . I have a long list of people I need to say Thank You to. Things I've always wanted to do or say to these special folks and have never gotten around to doing it. This year for me, is all about opening up and giving to others as often as possible. . . I really do think of all of you often. Yes! Even all of you reading this! Lol I'm always thinking of how your day is going, if you got to smile today etc. I have a huge heart and I feel very deeply about things and people. I always thought it needed to be contained or only let out a little at a time. But not anymore. :) . . I hope you alllll are having a kick ass week! Keep pushing forward! . . #rideordie #momlife #momoffive #greatful #family #livebigorgohome #outdoorsismylife #hungryforlife #pnw #pacificnorthleft #lifteachotherup #motivation #woodburning #gotwood? #grain #gowiththegrain #flow #artsandcrafts #fortheloveofart


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This year has been such a blast! And so much growing and progress in so many ways! . . This year I got to join the masses again and brave the Portland Hunt Expo! With some close framily and meeting new friends. For me, this time around was Connecting with like minded wonderful ladies, that I've only spoke with via internet. To meet and hangout with these bad ass folks made my month! I can't get over the comradery in the different groups I've come in to and getting to know. They are inspiring, smart, kind and all around bighearted folks! . . I can't wait to see all of you again in some soon ish planned adventures or next year or next expo! I can't wait to meet others I missed and building some more lasting memories! Thank you all for such a wonderful time. Side note: I ran in to my kick ass neighbors at the expo! Was so awesome! And fun fact: I got lost trying to get out of that big ass building and it took me about 35 ish min to exit! Haha! . . #greatful #family #livebigorgohome #outdoorsismylife #hungryforlife #pnw #pacificnorthleft #lifteachotherup #motivation #keeppushingforward #ilivetohuntandhunttolive #ieatmeat #ladyhunter #momlife #momoffive #iprovide #primal #togetherwerise #loveoneanother #comradery


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I've been trying to find the words to describe this last month... The last 30 ish plus days ago I accepted a challenge, Spencer and Paul decided to host. I had no "goal" or reason for joining, other then just being curious and motivated to try something new! . . I had a slight idea of what the Carnivore challenge was. But what I didn't know, was a much longer list. I was blown away by how quickly the group grew and how amazing each person was/is. I wholeheartedly appreciate every single person in the group and I couldn't have done it without the badass #carniarmy . . . To be honest it was hard to start, but I did it!!! I almost bowed out a couple weeks in because of how much weight I lost. (I've been working on my gains forever). But when I stayed in (thanks to Paul), I realized a lot about myself, my body and mindset. The number on the scale never matters. It's how you truly feel. And dam it! I felt good, healthy, strong! Clear minded, motivated, sleep is so much better and so much more! . . This amazing #carniarmy has my heart strings. We pushed each other, had tons of laughs, inside jokes (the Joe Rogans) lol. We were transparent and honest about our faults, shared our lives out side the challenge and so on. I didn't just gain cooking knowledge or accumulated wisdom about my body, mind and food for fuel. But I gained some really wonderful friendships. We all came together from different walks of life and kicked this challenge in the rump roast! . . I feel it's important to acquire knowledge about the animals that we consume for food. With that said... here is my first time skinning, cooking and eating beaver tail!(with my oldest son)Inspired by @stevenrinella and @meateater . . . Beavers are freaking awesome animals! *They use their tail to slap the top of the water to scare predators away. *They change their environment more then any other animal, except humans. *They are the 2nd largest rodent. Semi aquatic. *The tail is used to store fat and regulate body temperature. I will be eating this again. Lol @spencerkirkseyofficial @travisbackyardbbq @grillingwithkoda @_mjtimmerman_ @lisathehalogriller @seattlebutcherswife @cookinwithswiss @let_r_ripp


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No. 5 To finish off the week of pictures from the Washington Coast is this one I took near Kalaloch of a couple enjoying a walk on the beach. It was the last picture I took that day before rushing home to see my beautiful wife. #beachvibes • • • • #PacificNorthleft #PNWdiscovered #LivePNW #theNWadventure #AcrossThePNW #visitpnw #PNW #seekingtheoutdoors #PNWparadise #earthoutdoors #collectivelynorthwest #ourpnw #sunset1898 #pacificnorthbestadventures #evergreenstate


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No. 3 The NW coast of Washington is rugged and wild. Saturday morning was peaceful and serene. Not another soul in either direction. The rain clouds from the night before had cleared away and left an image of paradise. #waterfallwednesday (Yes, there is a waterfall in the distance) #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored • • • • #PacificNorthleft #PNWdiscovered #LivePNW #theNWadventure #AcrossThePNW #visitpnw #PNW #seekingtheoutdoors #PNWparadise #earthoutdoors #collectivelynorthwest #ourpnw #sunset1898 #pacificnorthbestadventures #jj_westcoast


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No. 1 This was my first view of Third Beach as I emerged from the forest. The north coast of Washington is so rugged and wild. As I stepped onto the beach I was at peace. Looking at the vastness of the ocean, my problems quickly seemed so little and insignificant. I am thankful we still have these wild places to visit. #olympicnationalpark • • • • #PacificNorthleft #PNWdiscovered #LivePNW #theNWadventure #AcrossThePNW #visitpnw #PNW #seekingtheoutdoors #PNWparadise #earthoutdoors #collectivelynorthwest #ourpnw #sunset1898 #pacificnorthbestadventures #washingtonexplored #wanderwashington


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Paradise doesn't always have to be tropical, fun day in the mountains with a hidden cabin in the snow. #choosemountains #thatskidoofeeling #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #pnw #wildernessculture #getoutside #wanderwashington


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Beautiful weather like today gets me excited for coastal adventures. This shot is from the wild north Washington coast in 2018. #throwbackthursday • • • • #PacificNorthleft #PNWdiscovered #LivePNW #theNWadventure #AcrossThePNW #visitpnw #PNW #seekingtheoutdoors #PNWparadise #earthoutdoors #collectivelynorthwest #ourpnw #sunset1898 #pacificnorthbestadventures


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Just in case you have forgotten what blue sky looks like. This #throwbackthursday pic was taken last July from Faraway Rock. You can see Louise Lake down below. • • • • #PacificNorthleft #PNWdiscovered #LivePNW #theNWadventure #AcrossThePNW #visitpnw #PNW #seekingtheoutdoors #PNWparadise #earthoutdoors #collectivelynorthwest #ourpnw #sunset1898 #pacificnorthbestadventures #cascadiaexplored #washingtonexplored


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Day 37 of #project366 #photographychallenge My coworker doesn't have a window of her own and decided to decorate mine. 😄 #lovemyjob #lifeinthenw #lovemycoworkers #ladybug #uppernorthleft #pacificnorthleft #pacificnorthwest


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