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About Kirsten Dinesen

To tell you a bit about "Kirsten Dinesen"..which is my pen name (and... the name I always thought I should have been given....Had I been asked) I have always been driven by a fun-loving, and very curious nature. I was born with a natural sense of adventure and drawn to explore my surroundings. My passion is in Art, in all its many forms, which is what led me into photography. I have always admired the work, of all creative people... As in the Wizard of Oz, I live in the Emerald City of the GREAT Pacific Northwest, Seattle Washington and part of the year in the Breathtakingly Beautiful San Juan Islands. Since moving to this area almost decade ago, I have fallen head over heels in love with all the beauty and diversity offered in this remarkable area of our country. I am constantly amazed and in awe of so easily having the ability within a few hours completely change the climate, the landscape, the elevation and even the country! The purpose of this site is to provide a photo journal to chronicle and document the places, the musings, the events and "occasionally, the "special people" who inspire me along the way and keep me wanting more. I look forward to meeting fellow "travelers" on this journey, to learn about your artistic talents, trade a few stories and share our creative projects. As I become more familiar with this site, I hope to improve the content I add...your feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thank you for visiting!!

…each time


The desert tells a different story each time one ventures on it. ~Robert Edison Fulton, Jr.


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“The darkness of death….is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.”  ~Jean Paul


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there are moments which take us to another place…..somewhere between Heaven and Earth occasionally we capture them in photographs



We do not take a trip……


“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.
And all plans, safeguards, policies and coercion are fruitless.
We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
― John Steinbeck



The road trip of a LIFETIME!!!

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Devil’s Tower Wyoming

Devils Tower Wyoming. ….



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Devil’s Tower, Wyoming



in the end…



“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
Ernest Hemingway


Over the spot of it’s going…….


“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant…… over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.”
John Steinbeck


If you are a Dreamer…..come in

There be Dragons
“If you are a dreamer…. Come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer
If you are a pretender ……..Come….. sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!….. Come in!”

Shel Silverstein 

Shel Silverstein


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a special burn……….

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”~Henry Rollins 



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the anthem of eternity……

Behold, I have reached the peak of the mountain and my spirit has taken flight in the heavens of freedom and liberation.  I have gone far, far away, O children of my mother; the hills beyond the mists are now hidden from my view, the last traces of the valleys have been flooded by the ocean of serenity, and the paths and trails have been erased by the hand of oblivion.  The roar of ocean waves has faded.  I no longer hear anything but the anthem of eternity, which harmonizes with the spirit.

Khalil Gibran


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We searchers…..

“I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains,, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know – unless it be to share our laughter. 
We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide. Most of all we love and want to be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.

For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.” 
― James KavanaughThere Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves


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Occasionally you see something……

That just makes you feel happy!


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