Sorry for the lack of creative inspiration this past week - I have been off having a good time with my family. After the essentials are done each day I have been enjoying the companionship of my family. My mom, sister and hubby are here from Calgary, Canada and we have been off enjoying the beauty of this incredibly gorgeous region, as well as celebrating my baby's 13th birthday.
I thought I would share just a few shots from our visit to Northwest Trek (we've lived here for 20 years and this was the first time there). Let me tell you - it was SO worth the hour drive!!! All the animals at Northwest Trek are native to this area, but we rarely get to spot one in the wild. Therefore this was a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with so many of them.
I was so close to this coyote that I could see his little tongue lapping up the water! The way they have designed the facilities allows you a wonderful view of the animals in their natural habitats. There is no glass between you and the animals, yet you are safe from these monstrous predators.
I can only imagine how BIG this guy would have felt had he been any closer!
I'm not certain what it is about a raccon's face, but this little cutie was adorable.
The flowers are in full force as well. The exquisite beauty of nature right in my own back yard is in full display!!!
These gorgeous poppies are pure inspiration - I wish I had those amazing Stampendous poppies to replicate these incredible colors. The velvety texture inside these beauties just makes you want to reach out and stroke them.
I tried to wait for that silly little bee to poke his head out before snapping this picture, but he just wouldn't cooperate. The minute he poked out, he flew away. Oh well... so much for the desire to capture that moment, but I hope that you can enjoy the stunning colors of these scrumptious rhododendrons. Rhody's as we call them here in the NW come in a huge variety of colors ranging from pinks, reds, purples, whites, apricot and oranges. I'm guessing I have missed some as well, but they are glowing right now all over the Puget Sound area.
So I guess my creative inspiration this week is color! Enjoy the incredible natural colors that are around you and hug your family :D