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robinmay Oh hey. Just some ordinary, run-of-the-mill magic. 18h
  •   katrinnilsson Splendid 15h
  •   kimh212 I think you've really found your new home. You seem to be back to your happy self. 13h
  •   idahlberg magic! 10h
  •   drinkfromthesun I always have to stop mid-scroll for a second, third, etc. etc. look at your posts Robin. You are still my favourite IGer because of posts like this one 🏼8h
  •   smallredmirror Whaaaaaaaat!? 7h
  •   salimifard It is a #persian #ghazal, isn't it? 4h
  •   chileisback Hi Robin, I have a huge favor to ask you. It would mean a lot to my dear friend ayyorama if you wished her happy birthday. 2h

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robinmay Some places..... 1d
  •   robinmay @katie.anne.hunt Thank you! The landscape deserves all the credit, though. Really. I can just wave my phone in any direction around here and capture beauty :) 16h
  •   robinmay @afiqahbakir Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Washington state, USA :) 16h
  •   robinmay @nan_inthesun It is! And the little purple flowers are the punctuation. 16h
  •   robinmay @anna__0525 Well that's a compliment :) 16h
  •   jacobgottlieb Beautiful 8h
  •   anna__0525 Absolutely it's a compliment. We all need to try to get ourselves to places that reflect our truest selves. :) 4h
  •   ashabosrea سبحان الخالق العظيم 3h
  •   snatam22 Astonishing! 9min

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robinmay Accidental perspective jackpot. We'd be lucky to have so much Gracie to love! 2d

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robinmay In this moment we'd been hiking for hours in the mist when suddenly the sky opened up and Matt, just a few dozen feet ahead of me, was bathed in golden light. A flurry of selfies ensued, accompanied by the sort of gasping, incredulous laughter that only nature unlocks. 2d

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robinmay The tangled place between cloud and mountain. For the first time in forever, friends, I'm in a place I never want to leave... 2d
  •   bcameron232 Welcome home!! I feel the same way 2d
  •   beechymermaid The PNW is a beautiful place to live!😀 I live on the Oregon coast and feel blessed every day! 2d
  •   mspoona I'm thrilled for you! I'm so glad you and Matt have found HOME! 2d
  •   jorge.suarez So happy you've found that place. 2d
  •   mcmegan98 I'm happy that you found a home 2d
  •   robinmay @nbwildflowers Thank you. We are in many ways still healing from the last year. Or at least I am. My husband is so much better at letting go of the past. I'll get there eventually :) 2d
  •   nbwildflowers Everything takes time ~ make sure you take what you need. 2d

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robinmay Hey Gracie! Look behind you! BEHIND you. LOOK BEHIND YOU.... 2d

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robinmay Hurricane Ridge is the sort of place in which deer just politely step off the trail to let you pass and then step right back on again. 3d

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robinmay It's 5.5 miles to the end of this sand spit. We'll tackle the hike eventually, but for now it's just part of our favourite view. 3d
  •   alisonjk Ebeys landing? 3d
  •   weni_patriani Beautiful 3d
  •   lucasfjl You're beginning to convince me that the west coast is truly a place of magic. I cannot wait 'till the day I set my eyes on that side of America @robinmay 3d
  •   vipin_choudhary991 I love you place 2d
  •   deborahlwood Gorgeous!! 2d
  •   robinmay @lucasfjl It truly is. I'd never been to WA before we moved here and honestly I can't imagine living anywhere else now. It's like all the best parts of the places I love, rolled into one. Just wish I could transplant my friends and family! 2d

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robinmay As we imagined our way through the list of things we'd like to show my parents in the fall, we realized with a bit of a jolt that, aside from a really delicious sandwich, NONE of them cost money. They're just favourite bits of water, or a perfect place to watch the sunset... All outside. All free. All good. 5d
  •   robinmay @weezie77 Haha! We're celebrating FREE fun here :) But thank you for the tip. Will add it to the list! 4d
  •   robinmay @tilly_jak Always! 4d
  •   robinmay @reezerz We're still so new to the area... We've barely scratched the surface and haven't even been over to the coast yet. But Lake Crescent seems to be the overwhelming favourite around here. 4d
  •   deborahlwood Beautiful!!! 4d
  •   tanyiatabouli @barbie.warwick One of my favourite feeds. Welcome to IG :-) 4d
  •   vin1693 Wow. I love your pictures!!! 3d
  •   ayyorama I love you, Robin! I was feeling low and I walked over to your feed for some love. And so much I get from your posts. Thank you for you. 3d
  •   hilarina79 Love your magical photos 3d

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robinmay We live in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains. This means that despite being in the Pacific Northwest--a region know for its lush green sogginess--we get roughly the same average rainfall annually as Los Angeles. Combine that with this year's record-breaking drought and things are looking downright golden. 5d
  •   robinmay @douglasholt05 Fun! Thanks for the tip! 5d
  •   jakki_o Love that you're looking at the bright side of life 5d
  •   _cheryn Yep! Our premier has sold our resource water, so we have pretty strict water restrictions now. Most people can only water their gardens once a week. I can't remember the last time it rained! 5d
  •   robinmay @_cheryn Oh man :( 5d
  •   robinmay @jakki_o I don't mind the shadows, but there's a lot of sunshine these days :) 5d
  •   theminkandtherose In vancouver everything is golden brown, my backyard earth is cracked it's so dry. No rain in months where I am in Kitsilano. 5d
  •   _natalierochelle_ I'm eagerly awaiting the return of our rainy season :) 🌲5d

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robinmay Someone loves her salty green ball more than anything else on earth. Except maybe kibble. And sleeping. And us. 5d

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robinmay Evening visit with some crabby locals. I love our saltwater bay. 6d

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robinmay I expected the moss to cling to my fingers in moist tangles, but it was brittle and dry and thirsty like the summer. 7d

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robinmay Today my mom and I chatted across the miles about all the things we'll do together once she and my dad arrive in Washington. They'll be camping out here for a month in the fall and I don't for one second take for granted the awesomeness that is their willingness to trek across the country for us... Again and again... Wherever we happen to be. 7d

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robinmay Age means nothing when faced with a tunnel. They are ALWAYS fun. 1w
  •   jennupo Tunnels hold so much mystery. :) 1w
  •   calbear91 They scare me because there's that slim chance the other end will close before you get out and then you'll turn around to go back to the first end but then that one closes! Oh yeah, and Dementors! (Wasn't there a scene like that from Harry Potter??) My imagination may be a tad active. :) 7d
  •   carlwolf Wow 🏼 7d
  •   robinmay @carlwolf :) 7d
  •   tanyiatabouli My grandad used to always say "tunnel,tunnel,Tanyia Tanyia" whenever we approached one. Every time I am in one, his words echo in my mind. Since he raised me it was extra special. 7d
  •   grechie005 @robinmay no wonder why this looks familiar :) Im from Washington and I've been to Marymere falls. But going to Storm king is a must 🏻🏻🏻 very gorgeous scenery up there hehe I dare you to try it 7d
  •   sharidiane Yes! I love tunnels! 6d

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robinmay Instagramming a waterfall is an essential step in the moving-to-Washington process, right between buying a national park pass and learning your new zip code. 1w
  •   robinmay @brianstowell That is a delightful and disgusting suggestion. Thank you, Brian! 1w
  •   robinmay @arylnd Following now! Thanks! What a paradise. 1w
  •   grni77 @robinmay Sounds absolutely wonderful! I am from Chicago and now live in Tennessee but there really is not much to do where we are , even hiking trails are a good distance away. 1w
  •   robinmay @grni77 Oh that's too bad! You've really gotta push yourself to get out into nature then I guess. When I was in Toronto it definitely took some effort, despite it having a good amount of green space for a city. "Hiking trails" were definitely nonexistent, but I did find some places to explore. For me it's essential to get to a spot where I can look out over water, with my back to civilization, and imagine there's nothing but the waves and the rocks and the trees and maybe the occasional bird :) 1w
  •   mgmerringer Love! 6d
  •   stars_of_the_five Where is the 2d

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robinmay Today's to-do list was one item long: Get the heck into Lake Crescent. 1w

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robinmay I see a tendency on Instagram towards veering off into Pollyanna territory. In fact, I feel a lot of pressure to go there myself. Don't know what I mean? Give "Pollyanna Syndrome" a wee google. Sound familiar? "My life's going down the tubes, but ohhhh aren't they such pretty tubes!" I get it. I do. As someone who's suffered chronic pain her whole life, I know firsthand that no one likes a complainer. And it's not unusual to be blamed--literally blamed--for being ill because of a bad attitude. (On that note, imagine waking up every day with all the symptoms of a new ailment: Day 1, the flu. Day 2, a brain-jangling concussion. Day 3, a vicious case of food poisoning. Day 4, strep throat. Day 5, a few dozen pulled muscles. Day 6, an unexpected punch in the face... How's your attitude now?) I think it's okay to admit when things just plain suck. Not only is it like releasing a pressure valve on your psyche, it also releases a pressure valve on those around you. (Hear that slow hiss? It's all the stress of smelling the roses--even when they give you a headache--just oozing out blissfully into the atmosphere.) Yes. Sometimes things suck. And sometimes things suck *even* when they could be worse. And sometimes all there is to say is, "I know." While that may not make a caption worthy of an inspirational poster, it may just make someone's day. 1w
  •   avrilswihart I like you. The end. 1w
  •   4me2be Your real that's why I like and follow you! 1w
  •   emotionfox Awesome 1w
  •   lovelifebythesea I know... 6d
  •   sawzaw I suffer with pain everyday. And, you're right, people don't really care. 3d
  •   vickykapadia7 Whatever u go thru..grows u.. 3d
  •   yellowoaktree Had to take your little googling challenge there. Totally get what you're saying. Life can't be wonderful all the time for anyone and when things suck, they suck. It happens. I'm sorry you're in chronic pain. I had debilitating constant pain for 2 and a half years and now horribly my Mum is in constant pain with a totally different medical issue. It sucks. And I hate that I know just how hard it is in her. Hope today is a better day. 2d
  •   nlafountaine I totally get when you're coming from. I usually don't talk about my illness (trigeminal neuralgia) because then I have to explain it... And then I get the look... The "you're crazy " look. So I figure what's the point of even saying anything if it's only going to be a constant struggle. I've even had doctors say it can't really be that bad. What I'm I supposed to do when my doctors say that? Let alone confide in someone who has no clue what's going on. 2d

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robinmay We play a fun game in our new home: Cloud or Mountain? 2w

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robinmay The abundance of evergreens makes me feel sometimes like I'm back in Ontario. But then a day comes along that smells as salty as this one. 2w

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