the last six months

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... It remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind

I have been staring at this quote that sits on a post-it note stuck to my desktop at work realizing I have majorly slacked at sharing everyday photos after initially moving to Seattle.  I have finally put together an edit of city exploration, advocacy, and friendships formed these last six months. These are some of those moments of feeling, of touching, of loving that I have captured during this first year of post grad life and the growing pains of the new life I am creating for myself. 

PNWander

Today I finally made it to the mountains I am usually admiring from the city. Lake Twentytwo, a 5.4mile hike with a 1350ft elevation gain, led me through part of the North Cascades. The trail climbs through mountain rainforest, rocky, damp terrain and the most snow I have seen this winter. The hike up the mountain leads to Lake Twentytwo, the center of an alpine wetland in the northern shoulder of Mount Pilchuck.

As I made my way through the stone steps, moss, hemlocks and red cedars I took in a deep breath of the abundant life surrounding me. A much needed escape from the busyness of the city and a few hours to meditate with the earth. I cannot wait to continue to explore these mountains that regularly give me intense moments of awe and allow me to connect with the gratefulness of life.