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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snow Covered Mountains

Hello ladies, did you remember to "fall behind"?  While I love getting that extra hour of sleep, I really don't like the thought of darkness settling in so much earlier!  How about you?
Since we've moved out here to the Pacific Northwest, hubby and I try to explore our little slice of paradise as much as we can!  So yesterday we took a road trip to Leavenworth, a beautiful and quaint Bavarian style town amid the Cascade Mountains.  We'd been there several times before, and thought we could catch the tale end of fall colors enroute.  Well, we did manage to see some color, but also lots of snow, too!

 These photos simply do not do the gorgeous scenery justice!  I wish that you could all have come along with me yesterday, the snow covered mountains were just stunning!
 The mountains are always beautiful, but with a fresh dusting of snow, they are even more dramatic!
 Luckily there was no snow on the roads.  When it gets bad, drivers are required to put chains on their cars.  Yikes!
 I am continually amazed at how breathtaking the scenery is here in Washington State!
 I took these photos as we were buzzing along in the car.  The pine trees blanketed in snow were so pretty!

 We love the town of Leavenworth, and thankfully it wasn't as busy as it was there in the summer.  The first time we visited in August, it was in the upper 80's.  Yesterday it was just above freezing!  Luckily I thought to take along my winter coat!
 It truly feels as if you are in a quaint old European village in the heart of the alps!

 I especially love this pretty building, below, with the blue shutters and trim.
 As pretty as the town is, I missed all of the gorgeous flowers that were everywhere last summer, below.

 Another summer shot.
 And speaking of snow covered mountains, the next photos of the Olympic Mountains, is the view that we are treated to from our home!
 I wish that the mountains would have shown up better in the photos.  They are stunning in their fresh coating of snow!
 That's the Puget Sound, and Camano Island that you see in the distance.  Aaahhhh, I don't think I could ever get tired of this view!
Hope you all have a great week!  Can't wait to get caught up with you all, and see what you've been up to!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a gorgeous view to have! Looks like you are enjoying Washington State!

Kim K. said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying your relocation. You have the most gorgeous scenery. Thank you for bringing us along.

Linda said...

It is stunningly beautiful there, Donna! I love seeing the charming town...it really does look like you are somewhere in the Alps!

NanaDiana said...

That was one of my favorite towns on my whole trip, Donna. I have been in all of those shops! You're right-WA is a beautiful state..but I know you will be missing MI along about Christmas time....just a few more months, sweetie! xo Diana

Gracie's Cottage said...

Beautiful! I miss the mountain view I enjoyed growing up - thanks for reminding me!


Karen said...

Donna, thanks for sharing these stunning photos. They are breath-taking to say the least and I'm sure even more so in person.


Debbie said...

What beautiful pictures you took, Donna! You are right...the views are breathtaking!

Tete said...

Oh, Donna, what blessings God has given you! Those mountains are just breath taking and your photos are so good!
Just in here catching up on you. Love your sheet music ornaments and all those fun frames you have been finding are just too cute. I had some in a pile, not old, to get rid of but now I am going to paint them white and see how they look.
We have rainy days here again and will be here the best part of the week. Time for me to get caught up again...we have been so blessed with the most amazing fall days, so warm and sunny. Still have so many things blooming here!

Lynn Richards said...

wow, Donna! These are wonderful photos, you can just feel the air through these!

Emreen said...

Wow..What a beautiful place... Lovely snaps.... !!

Love of the Sea said...

Love these photos. The scenery is beautiful. Such a lovely place you live in.