Pretty as a…

Picture Lake!

On Tuesday when we reached Picture Lake there was a breeze that made ripples on the surface of the water so the reflections were not as clear as they could be. The lake has a very nice 1/2 mile trail all around it. Picture Lake is at 4100 feet with a postcard view of Mt. Shuksan, elev. 9,131 ft.

You don’t even have to hike in to enjoy this spot. We parked right on the road next to the lake.

The weather was just right for us this day with no need for a jacket. Our next stop and my next post from our time on the Mt. Baker Scenic highway will be from Artist Point.

Meanwhile back at this old house Dear continues on some home improvement projects. We have new closet doors in our Master bedroom. I’m hoping to sort through my clothes before I put them back into the closet and face reality on which I’ll never wear again. In the last 7 days our water leak got fixed, the shingles on 3 peaks of our house have fresh stain on them, our overhangs are sanded and repainted and we have new closet doors. I’m thankful for my hard working husband.

Our kids from eastern Washington are on the Oregon coast far away from their smoky skies and heat. They sent us this photo of the three of them at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Now they have to beat all the solar eclipse traffic to get home.

Love these three and praying that their long trip home goes well for all of them.

What’s going on at your house?

18 thoughts on “Pretty as a…

  1. Ellen, what gorgeous photos of Picture Lake? Is that in Washington or Oregon? Your family photo is priceless and they’ll be in my prayers for a safe trip home! Blessings to you.❀😎

  2. Addy’s thought bubble: Yesssss? You called? πŸ™‚

    Pretty lake!

    My niece is headed for Tennessee (I think) to enjoy (if that’s the correct word) the eclipse.

  3. A sweet photo of your family, precious little one πŸ™‚ Loved those stunning views and hope to get over there again one day. The mountain always call me, and I must go, lol. Shades of Muir to be sure πŸ™‚ wishing you a great weekend Elle.

  4. OH! I so enjoyed all the photos, especially the one of your sweet family! It has been a busy summer for us as well, lots of projects going on here too! I used to keep three sizes of clothes in my closet, until I finally gave up and stopped dreaming!~wink~
    Have a blessed evening,
    Sue

  5. Such gorgeous photos of the scenery, Ellen, and love the sweet selfie of your precious loved ones. Sounds like your Mr. is keeping busy with home improvement projects.These things never end……but it is so fulfilling to cross things off the list. Praying for a safe trip home for the little family. xx K

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