Outdoor Washington State!

Time to travel around the Blogisphere and see the great outdoors!  Susan at A Southern DayDreamer is our hostess for this weekly event.

On Saturday I flew from our Condo in California to our home in the state of Washington. It’s been good to be home.


Here’s a view of the Maple tree that drops all it’s leaves on our lawn in Fall. It’s our neighbor’s tree but we get to enjoy it and suffer from it! On a really wet day I took the photo on the left. The window was dripping with raindrops so the tree is blurry. Today the sun peeked through and gave a different view.


My daughter’s 2nd class of the day was cancelled so she and I took advantage of the extra hours and went shopping on the Eastside of Lake Washington and also went in search of some remaining fall color.


It really was a beautiful day. We arrived home and I decided it would be good to take advantage of a little dry spell and mow the lawn for the last time this Fall (or we hope it will be the last time). We were wondering if we’d be able to get the lawn mower started since it hasn’t been started for quite a while. Well…between the two of us we got it to roar and then we said “I am woman, hear me roar!” You see until next week it’s just the two of us ladies around the homestead. I managed to get most of the lawn done before the raindrops came falling on my head. By the time I was done I was soaked but happy to have gotten the job accomplished! When I came inside I told my daughter that I felt like I had just finished my “last chance workout!” If you watch The Biggest Loser you’ll understand what I mean.  Here’s a little bit of unexpected color I still have in my yard…

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

32 thoughts on “Outdoor Washington State!

  1. I love your pink rose buds…the last roses before winter are always so pretty and give us a smile before the cold days set in. I love the pictures of the green field with the fall colors along the edges. Very lovely. Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  2. Beautiful photos. I love the bare trees against the gray sky, nice and moody. And I know just what you mean about neighbor’s trees. We do get the benefit in the summer, but come fall we usually get about 100 bags of leaves (no exaggeration) and we only have 2 trees in our yard! Glad you’re back safe and sound. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

  3. Beautiful pictures, Ellen. I love seeing how fall looks in other parts of the country. Those roses are exquisite and I bet they smell heavenly.

    There’s no place like home, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration in yours.

  4. Morning Ellen, I love the way you incorporated all the song titles in your post. The contrast pictures of the maple tree is quite interesting. I hope you have a great day.

  5. Your photos are wonderful How nice you were able to share your foliage search with your daughter. The rose is lovely. Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

  6. I can relate to you and yard work. I have so many leaves. I just cannot rake and pick them up. We are having a beautiful day for a change. I just finished mowing part of it. I am not up to the entire yard at one time. When you are 80. it takes a little more time.

  7. I’ve scrolled down through your WA posts and seen green grass (!), red and golden leaves, and grey skies. Autumn in the Pacific Northwest! Walks here have been sparce…

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