Findings | Here and There

The play of light.


Simplicity. A scrap of 100-year-old wallpaper and a broken blue Mason jar. Out at the ghost town Spokane.

Laura Elizabeth


Findings | Treasures in the Snow

Even in the dead of winter, some color hasn’t faded.  IMG_6363.1

These little gems have captured my imagination since I first saw them back in October, I think it was. They’re tenacious, in more than one way.

Laura Elizabeth




Findings | Lovely lady

We spent the morning working on the Miner’s Cabin, and as I was taking a few things down to the crawlspace of our log cabin, I nearly ran into this spider’s web! She was building her web in the corner of the crawlspace door, near the light switch (so I almost put my hand right into her web), and the web stretched to the middle of the door (so I almost put my head right into her web). Definitely startled me.


Once I got her on a stick and called the family out to see our first black widow, Sarah grabbed her camera and snapped a few pictures of her. What an amazing creature – Black as ebony, with the startling red hourglass on her abdomen, just like in the science books.

We might just need to fumigate the crawlspace after this.

Laura Elizabeth



Findings | King of the Forest

Even if you’ve never seen Bambi, the meaning is no less clear. The larger bucks truly carry their antlers like crowns.


So regal.

Laura Elizabeth