I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.
–Rosalia de Castro (1837-1885)
Hi, I’m Julie Gomez—writer, illustrator, and photographer who enjoys hiking, fly fishing, and reading paperbacks. I live with my husband Chris in the Northwest Cascade foothills of Oregon’s Mount Hood Territory. An outstanding place with diverse habitat and wildlife, jagged mountains, and cool canyons, temperate rain forests, pristine meadows, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and springs. A divine wilderness richly steeped in natural history, historic sites, villages, and legends. All precious gifts for which we are grateful.
✎ About this blog . . .
Nature Chronicles—interactions with the wild things in the Pacific Northwest, is for all who enjoy the outdoors. I believe that in nature, there are lessons to be learned, and stories to be shared. It’s about curiosity, seeing like a child again—a wildflower along a forest trail, or turning a rock to watch an ant colony. It is about encounters with angry yellow jackets, and hungry, mischievous black bears, and dragonflies that bite! It’s the thrill of standing knee-deep in a cold river when the salmon return to spawn, or finding a handful of garter snakes coiled in the hollow of an alder tree. It’s the renewal of warm summer breezes, frantic spring thunderstorms, horrific windstorms, chilling winter ice, and feet of snow. It is these interactions and more that draws me in, and I invite you to join me, and become nature inspired!
Live life outdoors! And thanks for stopping by!
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