Spring has come to my little corner of the world
and the first flowering trees are already in bloom.
Come along with me as we take a little drive
to visit daughter Heather on a beautiful spring day.
Days like this just make me smile, as we travel
along familiar country roads.
Every home seems to have at least one beautiful
This beauty is a flowering plum.
A little blue cottage shyly peeks out.
Pink and white behind a handsome fence.
Drama in the skies.
Can you see Mt. Rainier?
(Behind the trees on the left)
And old barns.
A frothy group of wild plum make me slow down
for a closer look.
Sometimes I see a herd of cows sheltering here in the heat
of the summer.
The house is abandoned now and the barns falling down,
but there are young cows in the remaining barn.
Not long ago this farm was truly loved.
And this is why......
the view of
beautiful Mt. Rainier.
My heart skips a beat when I see this view.
I can imagine the farmer and his wife waking up
every morning, aching and weary, but gaining
strength and resolve from the privilege of tending
I can remember a very old man tending to the cows here
for many years, and then he was gone, the house
boarded up and part of the land slowly sold off
But I can feel his gentle presence whenever I turn the corner
and see this amazing sight. I can only pray that there are others
with more influence than I, who see the value of preserving
I've seen great herds of elk here, and flocks of snow geese,
and on my way home from this drive, a barn owl lifting
from the fence line in the beam of my headlights.
Surely these things are more precious than another
Meadows bordered by loveliness.
One last glimpse before we turn away.
Ancient trees along a fence line.
A well-tended farmhouse.
Isn't spring wonderful?
One last scene before we arrive at my daughter's
She is not quite ready for me to give you a tour yet -
clocks need hanging and there are boxes still to unpack,
but look at the delicious offerings she shared!
We have gathered (Aunties, Best Friend, and Grandmother) to help plan a baby shower
for my new grandchild due in May! (Son Gabe and
Spring is full of lovely beginnings!
Wishing you lovely beginnings, also,
Dear Friends. I know it has been a difficult
winter for many of you this year. I am sending
you hopeful encouragement as you wait for those
beautiful signs of spring.
Today I am linking with: Good Fences
Won't you join the fun?
Won't you join the fun?