Creative Walks

Spring Views

Need a little nature inspiration? 

So do I! Please join me for a Creative Walk (no masks required). Along the way, we'll find quotes, encouragement, and pictures I've taken in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.   Linda

"I began to reflect on Nature's eagerness to sow life everywhere...

That immense, overwhelming, relentless, burning ardency of Nature for the stir of life." 

—Henry Beston 

The Outermost House

I enjoyed watching this tiny Douglas squirrel scamper up and down an old cedar stump. He got a lot of exercise gathering food and returning to this spot to enjoy it. He needed to fill up after a long, cold, and snowy winter.


Replenishing works wonders, whether it's good food or something for the spirit. Reading is an important part of my life, and I sometimes pick up a book when I'm "supposed" to be writing my own book. I tamp down the guilt! It's a great way to get the "stir of life" going for the times I face a blank page again.


This active squirrel has the right idea—to fill up with good things for spring.

From tufted puffins to a rare Northwest dog—animals, birds and nature play important roles in my island mysteries. To explore the Islands of Mystery, click here →

In my stories, you'll find islands, mystery, friendship, and danger. 

My novel, Mystery Shores, is set on a lighthouse island filled with secrets. 

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