Monday, April 22, 2019

A Spring Country Drive

The other night, the Full Pink Moon rose over the 
Cascade mountains. These are unedited photos. 
 I've never seen the moon with a pink aura
before, but here it is. 

I can't explain it......

You can read more about Traditional Full Moon names, Here.

It may have been all the pollen in the air! 
Spring is moving forward full speed
here in the foothills of Mt. Rainier.

April has been too wet for staying outside,
so we satisfied our 'spring fever' by taking a country drive.

Won't you come along? 

The cherries are blooming......
Mother Nature's lace. 

Adding delicate beauty to an evergreen world. 

The ground is green velvet, embroidered with blooms. 

Cows are released to pasture. 

A lonely bull with a beautiful view. 

Lush, green countryside under moody, gray skies. 

Wild cherry bloom 
on the edges of pastures, roads and woodlands. 
Many species of birds are attracted here for the harvest.

A local farm advertises for Easter.

Old farms amidst the rolling pastures.

Open land is increasingly becoming vulnerable to developers.
My heart breaks a little bit every time I see
another beautiful old farm sold off......

Although, there is hope.
Young farmers are buying them and turning
them into co-op's, organic and specialty farms.

There is also a farming preservation organization
in our county.

On a clear day, Mt. Rainier
looms over the landscape.

This cherry-lined driveway leads to that view.

Some nice patina.

Country roads take me home.

Pink Cherry trees on a soft, cloudy day.

A classic Northwest home tucked beneath stately Douglas fir. 

Well-trimmed hedges against a wild, mountain backdrop.

Silvery patina and a magnificent old cherry.

Two old cottages in town that were recently
 remodeled by young 'fixer-uppers'.

A pretty, curb-side garden.

Historical buildings. 
Love the tiny log cabin and faded, country blue. 

Late afternoon.

Our country road.

Home sweet home.

The end of a gentle spring day.

Thanks for coming along, Dear Friends.



  1. Hello, gorgeous views of the moon and the pretty rural scenes. I love the blossoming trees in the Spring. Lovely view of Mt Rainier. It is sad to see the farms being developed, it make sense to preserve the land. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week ahead.

  2. O MY!! What a beautiful post full of so much eye candy!! Just gorgeous!! Stunning countryside!! I love any picture that you share with Mt. Rainer in the background!! Breathtaking!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  3. Such a lovely post, I enjoyed my ride with you :)
    Fabulous photographs of the moon and the countryside scenes.

    All the best Jan

  4. I've never seen nor heard of a pink moon. There are some pretty spectacular moonscapes this year though. I miss seeing flowering cherry trees. Not much flowering here in CO.

  5. A glorious moon, a perfect mountain, a bunny patch and beautiful sunset. Fabulous!

  6. Karen, absolutely beautiful. Isn't it wonderful that we can get out now and enjoy breathtaking views like these. Just the right inbetween time of the seasons..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  7. I just love that all that spring rain brings so much green beauty!! That is cool about the moon, I don't know if I have seen that or not either. Love the picture of the mountain too, so fun to come along your drive with you, sure hope that country side stays that way!

  8. It all looks a bit chilly with the impressive clouds around. Fancy a pink moon, I haven't heard about that before. Thanks for a lovely drive. I seem to have underlined everything, I wonder how I did that!! x

  9. Hi Karen, I am not sure why but your blog is not coming up on my blog list even though I am following you. :( Thanks for the visit to my blog and your sweet comment on the cauliflower and pasta dish I made.
    I enjoyed looking at all of the gorgeous photos and spring time looks so beautiful and I love that mountain! Hope you have a nice week.
    Julie xo

  10. So beautiful, Karen! Spring is in full bloom there...I can hardly wait for trees to blossom! The leaves are starting to appear now!

  11. I like the idea of a pink moon. Perfect for a little girl's dreams.

  12. things sure are greening up...prettying up in your neck of the woods!! gorgeous captures of the moon, i missed it!!

    spring sure is popping up all over, i liked the bunny patch sign and the view of mt. rainer!!!

  13. Karen, I so enjoyed your country drive. Everything is awake and green and flowering! Simply beautiful! Thank you for taking us along with you! xo

  14. Hello Dearest Karen! 😊
    I adore these country drives with you!! They are so hopeful to see the beginning of green and growing things, aren't they? I can't believe how vivid the green is out there. Like being in Ireland in my imagination. Lol And the flowering trees just make me smile. I love seeing folks buying old to fix up new - ultimate upcycling. And that they're turning old farms into useful ones again. ❤️

    And that moon looked so cool! We're starting to get the pollen kick around here too. The downside of Spring I guess. Blessings to you and thanks for sharing xoxo

  15. i am overwhelmed by your road trip dear Karen!

    you live in such a glorious part of land which is loaded with natural beauty and grace of Lord!

    the lush greenery on the your way, the cows ,the cottage ,the cherries and mt rainier everything is SPLENDID AND MAGICAL

    your area has worn the delightful dress of spring and my heart is soothing with the beauty it brought along!

    more blessings to you my friend!


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