This is my new blog which I am very happy to be sharing with you. This blog appears on my website www.pure-joy.org, and I am starting it with the intention of sharing my work, while I share with all those interested the wonders of my world. I live in the beautiful state of Washington. The western wet side to be exact. And this place is special, not just to many but to many of the dwellers here (it is why we brave the nine to eleven months of rain every year!). Look for posts from me that showcase different adventures, local food and wine culture, and the natural wonders of Washington. Happy Reading!