Luckily, I had parents that enjoyed being out and about in nature. The Pacific Northwest (it is still my home!) was a great place to grow up amid, lush rain forests, gorgeous rivers, mountains galore and naturally the Pacific Ocean. These places were practically a part of my backyard on the Olympic Peninsula. This photograph I am showing here, is of Ruby Beach on the northern coast of Washington. I have been visiting this beach for fifty years and I must say, it never grow tiresome......only better.