Saturday, March 31, 2012

Orcas Island

Even though the San Juan islands seem to be right at our doorstep, it seems we don't make it out to them as often as we'd like.  An extention of a birthday gift made for a great getaway and a continued appreciation of island life.  This time of year, the islands are slow and lazy, and really perfect especially when the sun shines.  Although the road to Mt. Constitution was blocked by snow, the sun shown our entire stay and so we explored and relaxed.  
The Madrona trees, which are frequented in many of the following photos are one of our favorite trees.  Maybe it's because they only grow on the coastline in this area of the world, or the way the bark peels and glows especially red in the sunset.  Whatever be the fascination, they are truly beautiful.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mt. Baker

Always a wonderful winter wonderland up at Baker.  A beloved way to celebrate another birthday, and grateful for the beautiful weather and powder to go with it!

Happy Birthday John!!


Construction of the remodel is still underway.  We're holding off those pictures until everything's completed.  In the meantime, the days go by.  Hoping this finds you all in good health and surrounded by people and places you love.

Seattle's record snow...

made igloo building and decorating possible,

as well as splitting rounds of wood. :)

neighborhood view on a semi-clear day
Mt. Rainier

the birds of bothell

**kitty reunion**
so great to visit with Puma & Chino once again!

visits back to bayview and bow

Meet Moag. A new addition to our 'extended' family.

natural horsemanship lessons

hiking and biking with Kassidy :)

we've been lighting many a candle for those we love :)

crossing many waterways on our way to Seattle, and now with the new 520 toll, it makes it even more of an event somehow.

first signs of spring
hope you're enjoying it!!