Come along with me, Dear Friends,
and we will take
a quiet country drive on
the back roads that I call home.
It is a beautiful spring day
and the trees are leafing out,
with cherry and apple trees blooming.
Here we see a pretty pink azalea
lighting up this front yard along
a neat white fence.
Blue skies, pink trees and white fencing
make a lovely scene.
We have the road all to ourselves!
A lacy crab-apple - delicate
against a horizon with an
ancient Douglas Fir.
A chain link boundary fence beautifully framed
with lovely trees.
I love the burgundy and lime Japanese maples
at the end.
Trees as fence posts are dear to my country heart <3
This beautiful crab-apple stays
a tall and sturdy fence.
Shafts of sunlight cloud
my camera lens.
Dappled sunlight on a country lane
with tall trees.
Wooden telephone poles
make me smile and remind
me of childhood days.
These are slowly going away,
replaced by steel or going underground.
Mt. Rainier shimmers on the horizon
behind a lovely green field.
A section of new boundary fence stands
underneath a tall Douglas fir.
I would estimate this fir to be at least
100 years old, maybe older.
A split rail fence dwarfed by tall trees.
As a child, I lived in a log cabin
in a forest of 150 year old pine trees,
on a dirt lane by a large lake.
We didn't have a lawn - instead,
our yard was carpeted with golden needles.
Dappled sunlight under tall trees
brings back sweet memories
of childhood days....
Cascade mountains and Douglas fir
form the backdrop to a pretty farm
with flowering trees and large greenhouse.
There's something so charming about a rusty tin roof.
My Great Grandmother lived on a farm in Vermont
in a house with a tin roof.
My Mother always spoke fondly of
sleepovers under hand-pieced quilts,
listening to the sound of rain on the tin roof.
Pink blossoms have given way to bright,
rosy leaves on these ornamental plum
along a pretty rail fence.
A young red alder forest leafing out
with Mt. Rainier in the background.
This tract of land was logged about
10 years ago and red alder have sprung
up in the void.
Red alder is a reclamation species,
quickly populating and stabilizing disturbed land.
It is a short-lived species, giving
shelter to young evergreens
and dying out by the
time the evergreens mature.
Nature always works in amazing ways.
Our local equine veterinary clinic
with lovely white fencing
for recovering patients.
Can you see Mt. Rainier behind the trees?
Reflections on the hood of my little Ford Ranger
as we take the final road to home.
Green tree pollen collects in the nooks and crannies.
Soon these green fields will be full of wildflowers.
This familiar road has been traveled
countless times over many long years,
with mini-vans full of children,
on shopping trips with my Dear Mother,
and special outings with my
sweet Ramblin' Man.
No matter where I roam, or
who I am with - even when
my heart always skips a little
beat when I am returning home.
There's no place like home!
Thank you, Dear Friends for coming along!
'I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend'.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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