Thursday, October 20, 2011


This past weekend we were able to get away for one last little bit before winter sets in.
It was beautiful and sunny and oh so peaceful.

I never get tired of coming to this secluded camping spot.

The beautiful little pond for fishing.

Yes there are still a few trout swimming around.  I am sure they are feeling the seasons changing too.

Have you ever seen moss so thick on the side of a tree that ferns are able to grow there?
It pretty much confirms that we get our share of rain here in the Pacific Northwest.

I love the bursts of color the trees and foliage display.

We even were able to find a frog.  We spent a week here last August where two of our grandsons,  Spencer and Landon had so much fun catching frogs.  I posted about them here. 
(It looks like my hubby could use some hand lotion.)

Here the poor little thing is trying to make it's escape.

There were also dragonflies galore.  They seemed a little dazed but would stop and get warmed up by the sun and then take off again.

A unique looking  bee landed on the outside of the truck window.  It was a pale yellow color with huge bulging eyes.

 One of the many waterfalls that we came across while driving on old logging roads in the mountains.

 Nature's artwork

More of the changing foliage

 This is a shot of Mt. St. Helen's from the northeast side. 
You can see the crater on the top right hand side.

Not too far from the place where I took the photo of Mt. St. Helen's I got this shot of Mt. Rainier.
We really do live in a very beautiful place,  I feel so blessed.


Just One Donna said...

Lovely pictures. Isn't it nice to take the time to appreciate nature's beauty, including the insects. You do live in a beautiful palce.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

So beautiful! Glad you were able to get out and enjoy it one last time this season.

Laraine Eddington said...

This will have to hold me until I can go back.

Jane Isfeld Still said...

CONNIE those are awesome pictures :) What a great time to go camping too. Such nice weather. I'm jealous :)

--Amie-- said...

GORGEOUS pictures!!!! It's like you are living in a painting! :)

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Just amazing! You've shown me that the northwest isn't always foggy and raining.

Lori said...

What a great way to celebrate Fall. It is so beautiful there. What a great trip!!

Cherie said...

That little frog is so cute!

I also love your pictures. We have been to this area many times and it is so beautiful!!!

Momza said...

Man, Connie those are beautiful pictures! I've never been to the NW. Sure would love to someday!
Lovely lovely pictures!! And wow! that is one teeny tiny frog!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Nothing beats Washington on a sunny day. We just don't get enough of them.