Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Country Drive with Good Fences

Hello, Dear Friends, we are having 
beautiful sunshine in these first 
days of fall, 
so come along with me and we 
will take a country drive through
the farmlands of western Washington State
near Mt. Rainier. 

The pumpkins have been harvested
under blue skies as we enjoy this 
lovely season. 

You can see the first hint of color
in the trees. 

This flimsy barbed wire fence seems
very inadequate for this herd of cows.....

but when this is your home, 
why would you want to leave? 

Can you see the para-glider?
It's a beautiful day for sight-seeing! 

Lovely patina on this old barn.
I wish my walls were this color :)

An uncut field with a modern barn
and fencing in the distance. 

A faded barn with silo 
on a once thriving dairy.
Now a few lucky cattle call
this home. 

A beautiful green, but empty paddock, 
surrounded by modern homes.

I can see a soccer ball and goal nets
by the gorgeous purple trees. 

A happy dog, enjoying the drive.
(Golden Retriever with ears blowing in the wind :)

Mt. Rainier in the distance. 

This would make a pretty painting....

The corn is high! 

A nice variety of fencing with a 
beautiful hedge. 

A llama guards a field
as we travel the last 
3 miles to home.

There were several more lying
in the grass with their long necks
raised like periscopes. 

A mountain meadow 
near my home as we wiz by.

Ramblin' Man saw elk here recently
on his way home. 

The welcoming committee....
Whitey Bear and Kai.

Home Sweet Home! 


Thank you for coming along!

Today I am linking with:
Run*A*Round Ranch Report - Good Fences

Won't you join the fun? 

Thank you, Dear Friends for your 
sweet anniversary wishes
in my last post :) 

"The everyday kindness of the back roads
more than makes up for the acts of 
greed in the headlines."

- Charles Kuralt, journalist -


  1. Beautiful photo's Karen! I am glad you are having fine autumn weather. Love your wreath of autumn leaves.

    Happy weekend ahead!

    Madelief x

  2. These pics are so lovely...

  3. It was wonderful seeing those beautiful blue skies as we have had rain and dark dreary days for it seems like weeks. Mt. Rainier is beautiful. And I don't think I have ever seen so many pumpkins in one place before unless it was a field where they hadn't been harvested....Beautiful drive as always...

  4. Such beautiful pics and loveeee the fields of pumpkins!

  5. Wow! Those are really GREAT photos, Karen. It is wonderful to see fall pictures and it is my favorite time of year. Love the pumpkins in the field. Your part of the country is just beautiful. Thanks for your comment on my blog- xo Diana

  6. Another beautiful drive through your country roads. I liked the pumpkins all lined up in rows.

  7. I always love to go along on these drives with you, it is o beautiful in your part of the world. Love the field of pumpkins especially!! xx

  8. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for sharing these awesome photos and I loved the drive with you. The mountains, farms and pumpkins are just amazing. Thanks for taking us on the drive.
    Have a nice weekend.

  9. Fall has certainly arrived in your beautiful neck of the woods. Sweet friend, your drive was simply lovely and I am so glad you shared it with us :) Happy October. Hugs!

  10. Thank you for your taking me on a drive through your beautiful part of the world. Oh my, glorious Mt Napier rising from the mountains, those wonderful barns dotted here and there in the landscape, row upon row of bewitching pumpkins and those cute Llamas peeping out of the long grass and then returning home to your welcoming front door....I have had a lovely little sojourn; thank you, Karen!

  11. So many pumpkins! A beautiful drive in the countryside. :-)

  12. Hi Karen: I enjoyed seeing some of your beautiful area. How lovely it must be to call that 'home'.
    I can just imagine what our little Gwynn would think of all those pumpkins. :)) Her mom grew three for her in their garden this year and they are very special to her. Although all your photos are pretty my favorite one is with Whitey Bear and Kai welcoming you home. So sweet. I'm glad I found your blog, Karen. It's refreshing, warm and homey. Deb

  13. always love your gate keepers. :) wonderful farm country with such a great view!!

  14. I like your welcoming committee!

  15. Karen, you have such lovely country roads near your home. That sweet llama looking on made me smile. My favorite part of this post was seeing the field of pumpkins! Every year we go to the pumpkin patch, and it's so much fun that the kids act like kids themselves.......including me. : ) Whitey Bear and Kai are such pretty dogs. I bet they keep you company on most days.

    A lovely ride in the country, Karen, thanks for taking me along.


  16. So beautiful Karen. That mountain just can't be beat. I love the pumpkin patch! That empty paddock with the houses by it looks exactly like where my Brother lived! He's renting his house out currently, as he's stationed in N.C. right now.
    Love your welcoming committee. Such sweethearts. xoxo
    Blessings to you!

  17. Autumn in your part of the state is very pretty. - Lots of great fences here and of course lovely farms and that awesome mountain to look at. Loved all those pumpkins in the fields.

  18. That is a lot of pumpkins, you live in a very pretty place.

  19. Dear Karen,
    thank you for those lovely pictures again! I love those with all the big beautiful :O))) Autumn is my favortie time of the year, I love all the Autumn colours in the nature!
    Wishing you a lovely and blessed weekend, filled with love and joy and hugs for Whitey bear and Kai :O)
    Claudia xo

  20. The pumpkin field is so pretty, even if they are picked.
    xoxo Su

  21. The pumpkin field is so pretty, even if they are picked.
    xoxo Su

  22. Lovely the countryside and seeeing the snow capped mountain. great dogs and lovely welcome door

  23. Gorgeous photos!! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend.


  24. Hi Karen, your photos are always so beautiful showing nature's beauty. I love the pumpkins and the cows. I hope your enjoying Autumn weather. It's been so warm down here in southern California. We're expecting some rain on Saturday :) My best to you, Pat xx

  25. Dear Karen ~ I always enjoy these country drives with you. You live in such a beautiful place.

    Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

  26. It is always relaxing to get out and view the scenery.

  27. Karen,
    Breathtaking photos!! Stunning scenery!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  28. So many lovely photos here! The countryside and the mountains are beautiful! And neat to see the pumpkins all lined up. My sister recently made some pumpkin pie with her homegrown pumpkins--it was sure good!

  29. Karen, what gorgeous pictures! I love those pumpkins! And wouldn't it be nice to be one of those cows just chillin' in the pasture?

  30. Dearest Karen,
    You got beauty in all seasons but the fall is really colorful.
    Love your welcoming committee and Whitey Bear seems to be very happy with his new companion Kai!
    Happy weekend and hugs,

  31. We do live in a most beautiful state and your pictures are wonderful ! It is easy to take the views for granted, isn't it ? To see Mt. Rainier from pretty near everywhere around here is a blessing and a reminder to me of my awesome God who created this beauty.

  32. What a wonderful country drive, Karen! Thank you for taking us along!
    The gorgeous mountains and the harvested pumpkins are fascinating views I can never see here where I live.
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

  33. Lovely drive, like how the pumpkins are in long rows, we are seeing a small touch of colors here already, gets you all excited for the color show that is coming. The hedge row reminds me of England they are all over there.

  34. Beautiful photographs!!! I always enjoy the rides with you!!!

  35. Such a lovely drive...thank you for bringing us along to see the beautiful scenery. You have the most adorable welcoming committee. Have a great fall weekend!
    Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters

  36. The pumpkin feelds are funny. There is one county in Austria you see it the same way but without your beautiful mountain - that's for sure!
    Thank you so much for your words and for your lovely support! Realy happy to have you around!
    All my best

  37. Beautiful photos, Karen! Every season looks gorgeous there!

  38. We're always in for a treat when you take us on one of your country drives. Gorgeous photos!!

  39. Karen, your photos are sooooooooooooo beautiful. Seeing the mountain everyday off in the distance must be so therapeutic. You're so lucky to live in such a majestic place. I'm so glad I was able to experience Washington state last month. It's a trip I'l never forget.


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