Home Again…

We had a lot of joy being with this little one for several days in a row. Lots to share from our family time in northeastern Washington. We drove home today and we were happy it only poured down rain when we approached Snoqualmie Pass and descended on this side of the Cascades. The vibrant Fall colors out the windows as we drove entertained me as well as a book on cd by Louise Penny.

Lots of fallen leaves welcomed us home on our driveway and yard. Do you deal with lots of leaves in the fall where you live?

Autumn

Lovely, lovely October

Ere, in the northern gale,
The summer tresses of the trees are gone,
The woods of Autumn, all around our vale,
Have put their glory on.

~ William Cullen Bryant

Hoping to see more views like this one above soon. Our family and friends who had to evacuate their homes are back now safe and sound and they did not have any damage just a lot of smoky air. I’ll be sporadic on the internet the next several days. Cheers!

Autumn Mosaics

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We took a drive a couple of Mondays ago to see what we could see along Hwy 9 and Hwy 20 north of Seattle in Washington state.

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We saw some lakes we hadn’t seen before like Big Lake.

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It was a beautiful drive for the hours we had until the rain came in.

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Along the Skagit River in Rockport.

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This afternoon Josh, Laura, and I attended the final season game of the Sounders Soccer Team and said goodbye to a fan favorite player Zach Scott. Winning this game means we are now headed to the playoffs. We are happy fans. We also had a wee visit from our dear daughter in law and her Granny who were on this side of the mountains for a memorial service for Granny’s brother. It was a great afternoon from start to finish.

Linking up to Mosaic Monday hosted with Maggie at Normandy Life.

A New Season

Last Thursday Dear and I took a little drive not far from home to see if we could catch any new views of Autumn.

It looks promising as we hit the road east to Duvall and Carnation.

Along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Duvall.

 

There were still some nice flower patches filled with Dahlias.

This day started out with low misty clouds drifting in the sky.

It was a very nice day for an Autumn drive. We walked a little, shopped a little, ate a little, too. We came home with a pie from Remlinger farms and a nice bunch of carrots from Oxbow farm in Carnation. Both of these farms had pumpkin patches but I’ll wait for the letter P for those photos. We are enjoying this new season. Do you enjoy Autumn?

I’m linking up with ABC Wednesday that was started by Mrs. Nesbitt and is now administered by Roger and the ABC team!

Horsin Around…

We’re having a good time in Eastern Washington and I’ll share all about it when we get home again, home again, jiggety jig. Beautiful colors, wonderful family and lots of good eats!

These photos are from our Halloween Hike where we saw some scary evidence of bears in the vicinity. Hope your Halloween isn’t too scary! We’re ready to welcome the wonderful month of November…