About Karen Molenaar Terrell

Karen's stories have appeared in *Newsweek*, *The Christian Science Monitor*, and *Pack and Paddle Magazine* and she's the author of *The Madcap Christian Scientist* series, *A Poem Sits on my Windowsill*, *Finding the Rainbows: Lessons from Dad and Mom*, and co-author of *The Humoristian Chronicles: A Most Unusual Fellowship*. Her photos are featured in the spring 2014 edition of the *Bellingham Review*, and the April/May 2017 issue of *Mother Earth News*, and can be found at fineartamerica.com. http://www.amazon.com/Karen-Molenaar-Terrell/e/B0044P90RQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1312060042&sr=8-

Bellingham’s Boardwalk: Fear-Free Zone

When I feel anxious or disturbed about the state of the world – when the news seems filled with pictures of hate-ism, greed and fear – I know that I’ll find peace on the boardwalk in Bellingham, Washington. Here – in this little microcosm of civilization – you’ll find people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, ethnicities, religions and non-religions mingling together in happy communion. It is a fear-free zone.

Here are some photos from today’s hike along the boardwalk…


Scruffy the Pomskey

What do you get when you cross a Husky with a Pomeranian? Scruffy! (I met Scruffy at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, WA.)
(And there’s a kind of cool picture of Scruffy on the bottom  – not sure how it happened, exactly, but it looks sort of like a nebula. Or something.)

Scruffy the Pomskyweird dog face picture this one 2

A Heron, Four Turtles, and a Duck

Found magic today at Lake Padden in Bellingham: Came upon a heron, four turtles, and a duck sharing a log and chillin’ together. The Peaceable Kingdom. 🙂

(Photos by Karen Molenaar Terrell)

A Jolly Otter, a Rainbow Sailboat, and a Seagull

Saw some of my favorite things in Bellingham yesterday – a rainbow sailboat, a jolly otter, and a seagull in the seaweed…

This Weekend in Bellingham

What a dazzling, beautiful weekend in Bellingham! Bellingham sparkled with sunshine and springtime…

On Saturday I walked from Fairhaven to downtown Bellingham, stopped for lunch at La Fiamma’s, and then hiked back to Fairhaven again. Along the way I met some way cool people following clues for The Whatcom Mystery Team on the trail – and I was there when Josiah found a clue!

And on Sunday I took a quick walk from Fairhaven to Boulevard Park – saw birds on the water, in the trees, flying in the air – and met a precious family of pups – Duke the pitbull, and his siblings, Bow and Little…