We are having a beautiful Indian Summer
here in Western Washington State.
Lovely golden days and cooler nights
makes this my favorite time of year.
Come along with me
and we will take a country drive.
As we look beyond the old split rail fence,
we see a large patch of sunflowers
across the field, with beautiful Mt. Rainier
rising like an ice cream sundae in the distance.
Yellow sunflowers against tall Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Red Alder
and blue skies.
Tawny grasses soften the edges.
More tall evergreens dwarf this charming hillside barn.
This is the view.
Part of this farm was sold off to build houses....
Vintage trucks retire along the tree-line.
Clouds start to move in...
I love this little barn with its many sweet windows.
A cedar split rail fence frames a view of a working
farm with a large old stock truck and other equipment.
As clouds thicken, we travel into open farmland,
with the Cascade mountains forming the backdrop,
This ancient barn and outbuildings have not seen a paint brush
in many long years.
Another large farm is tucked into a pretty valley.
Handsome fencing and 200 year old Douglas Fir
stand out in the mist.
Meandering through the farmland
we find this neatly laid out Dahlia farm.
We slow down to see if it is open.....
Not today - too bad!
More sunflowers on another farm.
A pretty tree stands guard.
A classic barnyard hugs the foothills.
Let's take a closer look....
Lovely fencing here.
I expect to see Lassie come running around the corner!
I think I see her way off in the distance.....
Can you hear the song 'Greensleeves' ?
A stiff breeze blows the trees.
We leave the farmland behind as we cross the Green River Gorge,
One hundred feet down, the Green River flows placidly past.
All the rivers are low this time of year, but come spring
they turn into raging torrents.
We drive through an old coal mining town
with tiny vintage cottages once owned by the mining company
and rented out to the miners at the turn of the century.
Sweet picket fences lined with a tumult of late summer flowers.
Time to turn around and head for home.
The skies are starting to look threatening....
I hope you enjoyed taking this country drive with me.
With some Good Fences along the way!
Come and join the fun!
Come and join the fun!