I live near a small, close knit, logging town tucked into a plateau at the base of the Cascade Mountains with a view of Mt.Rainier.
Built around the turn of the century, it is full of charm.
This little cottage is especially dear and is the childhood home of my daughter's friend.
With cherry and plum trees blossoming, even the newer buildings look charming.
This is our local library.
Against the stormy, gray skies, this beautiful building really shows off it's turn of the century arches.
Everywhere you go, pink petals carpet the sidewalks.
This is a back alley.
This lovely church is located on the appropriately named, 'Cottage Street'.
Tucked into a sweet row of cottages.
Each one with it's own charm.
As we leave the little town behind, we see the new leaves are emerging on the line of Alder Trees.
I love the lime green against the gray sky.
The countryside also has it's charms.
Pink blossoms peeking out from dark evergreens.
And rows of flowering trees marching along to lead the way.
A world of beautiful blossoms and emerald green.
Every farm and cottage flaunting it's Spring Beauty.
Lovingly planted by painterly hands.
Tucked into quiet groves.
With hidden gardens.
|Foothills Museum buildings - log skidder, tower, cabin, mess hall for logging operations|
Or Showing off for the world to see.
Spring in all it's glory.
That says happiness to me!
Are you seeing signs of Spring?