Chris Jeffris is a retired public health and critical care nurse. She lives, writes and ponders life in the Wenatchee Valley, but her mind can often be found in the mountains and national parks, at art museums and historic sites, and on America’s scenic byways. She loves spending time with family, hiking, e-biking and flower gardening. Sometimes she paints, although she is scared of her paintbrushes. Her work has appeared in Frogpond Journal, Wales Haiku Journal, bottle rockets press, Twenty-Seventh, and in the Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal.