Always looking for a road we haven't taken - we head off down a new road in Skagit County
We've seen this mountain many times - but never knew the name - then the other day I saw it on Small City Scenes of Stanwood , and now we know. It is Three Fingers, but on her blog she says she calls it Three Finger Jack and I love that name too. Stop over at her blog - she's got some amazing photos there.
And then a rustling sound catches my attention
Dry grass, growing out of a fence post. They say if you stand still very long in Washington that something will grown on you. We do get a lot of rain - though this winter we've not had our usual amounts.
A lovely red barn in front of Mt. Baker
I learned something new about Mt. Baker today. The entire mountain is Mt. Baker - but there are several peaks surrounding the smooth round dome. The dome is Grant Peak, and to the left you see Colfax Peak - and to the right - Sherman Peak
Lincoln Peak is the middle peak - it has not been climbed because it is volcanic rock which disintegrates in the summer.
Notice the size of the trees up on the ridge in front of this gigantic mountain
A little farther down the road we find this produce stand - we've seen the signs for it many times when coming back from viewing the snow geese, but never took the time to travel down here. There was a sign on the road that simply said, "Closed for Now"
The apple trees are trimmed up and ready for the new season
An apple a day at Pleasant Ridge Farm. We'll be back in the summer for sure.
Going no place in particular, we wander down another country road - and find this meandering ditch that farmers use to drain the excess rainfall out of the fields
And in the distance - Trumpeter Swans - we can hear them from the car
And at the end of our ride a thrift store - or junk store - or antique store - nooo - not really antiques - but sure a lot of junk. But now and then you find something fun in there - Don found a pair of Boy Scout pants just like the ones he wore when he was a boy scout - and a gift for me that he is saving for later - I wonder what it is.