Put Your Boots On!

It’s time for a trek through Dan’s 6.5 acres!

Head past the old barn…

through the gate…

past the brush…

up the rise…

now down the other side of the rise…

keep going across the brush that the deer and the bears enjoy…

keep going…we’re headed to the creek…

past more beautiful fall colors…

through the evergreens…

along the boundary marked by barbed wire fencing…

to the creek…

Don’t forget to look up and see the distinctive Western Larch.

The largest of the nine larch or tamarack species growing in the Pacific Northwest, the western has pale green foliage, a rather “feathery” graceful arrangement of branches, and an open crown. Brilliant yellow in late fall, the needles drop in November. In fact, this species is one of only two coniferous species that sheds its needles every fall. Its thick bark is reddish-brown in color and features elongated scale plates.”

And speaking of elongated scale plates…

More fencing marking his boundaries with fair warning to those who might pass by…

At the boundary of his property on the old mining road…

We trek back listening to his ideas of what to do with this piece of land…

He describes to us what he has learned about the Western Larch…

I keep exclaiming about the beautiful fall colors that we are enjoying on our trek…

A close up of the Western Larch…

We are shown the evidence of this being a favorite of deer for bedding down at night. I’ll spare you the close up of what they have left behind…

I’ll end this part of our trek at the road and his little stand of “Christmas trees”…

More to come from our time at Dan’s…

We are so thankful to God for his provision for a home and land for our son Dan. We put in lots of hours to organize the shop and house for his comfort. I’ll be sharing more in the future. Our trip over the pass to and from Eastern Washington was good with no snow or significant slow downs.

Dear is back to work today and I’m trying to get back in my groove. Our niece’s family is still without electricity and running water in their high rise in New York City. Continued prayers are going up for the people effected and for all the first responders who are working hard to restore services to everyone without.

I’m also getting ready to hand out treats to the children in the neighborhood who will brave the cold and wet to ring my doorbell!

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.

16 thoughts on “Put Your Boots On!

  1. Love love love the colors! What a grand place to live.

    I have never seen western larch, except in pictures, but apparently the Banff area has ones that put on an amazing show for just a few days. People come from all over and the rangers have quite the time with parking.

  2. What fun to explore… we had similar experiences on our properties.
    The Western Larch is very interesting, have seen it driving through
    northern Idaho.
    Praying for all the ones that are suffering from the storm and those
    who have lost loved ones.

  3. What a beautiful property!!

    We have wet and cold here too for Halloween. Poor little kiddies – although it will probably be their parents who mind the most.

  4. Love the pictures Ellen – such scope for future posts, eh? It’s a lovely piece of land Dan has there and I’m sure he has many plans for it. What a gift it is when our kids can find a place they love and be able to latch on to it.
    Love the barn and gate. – our neighbours have a Larch in their yard but I’m not sure what variety it is.

  5. Ellen.. so great how you took pictures of every nook and cranny on your son’s new stomping ground! I like the gate too!

  6. What a beautiful place your son has found! I’ll be your Dear was thrilled to walk with his proud son on that big property. I hope that by now you’re sitting with your feet up eating the leftover Hallowe’en candy!

  7. I can’t imagine anyone owning this beautiful piece of nature. Wow this is really unique, Ellen, to show us your son’s 6.5 acres of pristine location. I look forward to more beautiful photos. These are sumptuous!

  8. I love this tour of your son’s property. Here in Switzerland we have many Larch (not sure if they are Western or another type) – they are gorgeous right now. Glad you had a safe trip over. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I have just loved perusing your blog this afternoon—it is so pretty—from the background, to the photos you have taken of this lovely property—-to your words describing thankfulness—I have thoroughly appreciated it all.

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