Thursday, April 23, 2009

Over the Cascades

I love the spectacular scenery of the Northwest. We enjoy and appreciate the breathtaking scenery in our own backyard, but I also love to range further afield in all directions.
We live just outside of Spokane, Washington and it's pretty much a straight shot west on I-90 to get to Seattle. Now, eastern Washington is not much to brag about in the way of scenery, but I always enjoy watching for the mountains in the west as we head that direction.
This time of year they are still snow-covered, with the fields below a delicate spring green. This is what I'm doing today... See you on Monday!

10 comments:

pse said...

Have a safe trip!

Beth in NC said...

Beautiful pics! Enjoy!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

How pretty! I love the mountains. They are beautiful and peaceful.

Have a great weekend my friend!

Reynie said...

How beautiful! I don't know how anyone could see that view and not believe there is a God. Just wonderful. Hav ea great trip!

Carrie said...

How wonderful that you are able to travel frequently. Enjoy your trip!

Farrah said...

We hope you all have a fine time over there, Karla! :-)

Margaret Cloud said...

Very beautiful pictures, you are so lucky to view mountains. It is no wonder earlier settlers moved out west. Here in Michigan we do have some pretty big sand dunes, some are so high that people hang glide off them. Hope you have a nice week, well it's almost gone.

My Journey said...

Aahhhh, the old familiar NW views! I've always wanted to go to Spokane. I hear it's beautiful! The only easter WA I've been to is Yakima and Ellensburg. I need to explore more!

Constance said...

I'm a tad bit envious to see your mountains. Here in North Texas we have to travel all day long just to get to Big Bend National Park where we have some mountains. Of course there is the beautiful "Hill Country" down around Fredericksburg and this time of year with the Bluebonnets blooming it's especially beautiful!

My Hub live in Kent Washington for a few years in the 1960's. I made my first ever trip to the Northwest in 2005. My Hub had a Haz Mat Seminar in Vancouver. I joined him when it was all done by flying into Seattle and then taking a rental across the border (didn't have a passport yet at the time). We drove up to Squamish, south of Whistler and hiked at Garibaldi State Park. It is a beautiful area!

Enjoy your wonderful weekend!
Connie

Michelle (hometc) said...

Love the pics! I really want to go see the Redwoods in California. By the way, I met you at the UBP this year and was inspired by your blog. That's why I have nominated you and your blog for the Attitude of Gratitude Award. Please stop by my blog,
Home Decorating News
and read the post, Attitude of Gratitude Award. Keep up the good work, Karla!