Sandpoint Beauty Not Always Found in the Distance

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Sandpoint Beauty Not Always Found in the Distance

While my visits to Active Rain have been limited of late I still am very much aware of the good friends within.  While at a home preview this week I saw this flower with the butterfly and the sun hitting just right on both.  I was reminded that one does not always have to look to the distance for seeing Sandpoint Beauty. Looking out most any window in the North Idaho area will give a special view of something.

With the above photo I was immediately reminded of the wonderful photographs always shared by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate.  I also know that while I do not know the name of the flower I am guessing Roy Kelley most likely will be able to enlighten me.  

While at a listing preview, the owner John Ross, shared a recent sunset photo he was quite proud of, and will should be.  Shot from a kayak at just the right moment it shows why we do take so much pride in our Lake Pend Oreille sunsets.  I immediately thought of Robert Vegas Bob Swetz and that he no doubt would appreciate the beauty of the clouds.  While I would love to take credit for the pic I must again give credit to John Ross and thank him for sending it to me to use as I please.  Very generous.  

Sandpoint Beauty, and all North Idaho Beauty for that matter, can be found out your kitchen window, or on the distant horizon.  Always keep your camera handy. 

And Kathy Streib I would be remiss in not thanking you for recently checking up on me to be sure I am alright.  Active Rain definitely creates friendships that are unique and lasting.  Looking forward to soon getting back into Active Rain and all it has to offer.  PS Kathy... I do not have a pic of chocolate here but do know of a special chocolate shop in Sandpoint that I think I can search out a shot or two to send your way.  

Experience the difference 'Living In North Idaho' will make.  Contact me, Mark Don McInnes, as your local North Idaho Real Estate Resource.

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Mark Don McInnes

208 255-6227

"Your local North Idaho Realtor for Life, everyday - Mark my Words!"



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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Beauty can be found wherever we are at any given point in time. It's good to hear from you! 

Jun 25, 2017 05:12 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Mark, Thanks for sharing the pictures with us here in the rain.  I am almost up in your area for the week in Yellowstone.

Jun 25, 2017 05:23 AM #2
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint Ironically, this week I was quizzing myself as to where you might be hiding these days. I assumed you might be on a long distance bike ride or just out busy with clients. Great post!

Jun 25, 2017 06:16 AM #3
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mark and old VB has not been around the AR network much either, Nice to hear from you and a very heartfelt post with some friends mention and beautiful photos ... Featured to the group:

CLOUDS AT ACTIVERAIN (clouds attached)

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Jun 25, 2017 08:17 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Mark and what a smile you brought to my face this morning. Both photos are stunning!!!!  Come back when you can (and often I hope!!!!)

Jun 25, 2017 08:24 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mark Don and so nice to see you. The pictures are lovely and your thoughts even more special.

Jun 25, 2017 08:26 AM #6
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Mark

So nice to see you again, and what a beautiful set of photos to share with us. Hope all is well!


Jun 25, 2017 08:28 AM #7
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Mark, what a truly wonderful way to check in this morning on ActiveRain and be greeted by such beauty and friendship! My husband was just commenting this morning about our Swallowtail that was visiting my flowers on the deck outside of our dining room and I had just gotten some photos a couple of days before. I know those flowers as I have some, but they haven't bloomed just yet...can't tell you what they are, but I love them as they seem so tropical. 

Butterflies mean something very special to me, and I always feel as if a dear departed friend is saying hello when they pass right near me, which happens often. Had one leading the way the other day down the dirt road I was driving on...showing me the way to go I guess! 

Mark, I haven't been in the Rain much, either, so this was a great and delightful surprise to be hearing from you and to be included with some truly iconic AR peeps! 

Jun 25, 2017 08:58 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a gorgeous shot--oops, I meant shots!  I love the flower and butterfly,  The swallowtail is remarkable...and that sunset, gorgeous.  A

Jun 25, 2017 09:09 AM #9
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Thanks for the wonderful eye candy this fine day.  You are right about the flower and the butterfly.  Very pretty.

Jun 25, 2017 12:34 PM #10
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Funny how the friendships we make here in the Rain stick with us in our leisure time and we find ourselves thinking of this or that AR member.

Jun 25, 2017 01:55 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs. Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

The yellow flower looks like a flame lily.

Jun 25, 2017 04:17 PM #12
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Mark - That second photo of the sunset, absolutely knocks my socks off.  It is truly spectacular.

Jun 26, 2017 03:52 PM #13
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - I pray you are okay and doing well. Thank you for posting on my blog post recently. It gave me an opportunity to see what you're up to. Your photographs are beautiful! Nice a nice tribute to members on ActiveRain. You truly are a gentleman and a very good soul. 

Jul 14, 2017 09:49 PM #14
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