Uploading my photos was possible on Monday morning. The route that is highlighted in yellow was the road we took to get to the US/Canadian Border at Laurier. The following photos show some highlights along the way.
We are now on Highway 395 going north toward Kettle Falls and beyond.
The bridge across the Columbia River.
United States Post Office in Laurier, Washington. We made a u-turn here since the Border is still closed between the U.S.A. and Canada except for certain essential travel.
Dear spotted the burl on this tree as we passed and we turned around to get a closer look.
A burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is usually found on the trunk, at the base of the tree, and sometimes underground in the form of a rounded outgrowth. It is caused by some kind of stress, such as injury, virus, fungus, insect infestation or mold growth.
We pulled off the highway in Orient to get a closer look at this building.
The Kettle River.
Back to the bridge across the Columbia River towards home this time.
Back to views of the valleys of Colville. We enjoy knowing where the roads lead around our country bungalow.
Monday was a warm winter day and I was able to clear out several of the plant/flower beds getting them ready for Spring. My back keeps reminding me that I did that but I’m still happy for that progress.
Tuesday we are scheduled for our Heat Pump repair which is supposed to take all day. Here’s hoping all goes well.