Modern residents also refer to "evergreen" as relating to the abundance of green, everywhere, not just the evergreen forests. Quilters in Washington sometimes think of green as a neutral color, since we are surrounded by green. Today lets look at trees.
Hillsides covered in trees
At center right you can see the top of a car - this is the view as we drive along I-5 - trees everywhere
More hillsides along the hiway
Trees as far as the eye can see
A car with three canoes on top - this site is almost as frequent as the trees
Heading into the rest stop - you have to just believe that it is there - amongst all the trees
Two curves and there are the cars at the rest stop
Trees in and around the rest stop - there are also picnic tables among the trees
Pull in for a peaceful, green rest
Not far past the Rest Stop is a truck weigh station - can you see the sign and the lights directing the trucks all nestled up in the trees?
The light post showing an on-ramp on the freeway - almost hidden by trees
Another road below us - cutting through the trees
Speed limit signs (lower almost-center) are often hidden by trees.
Watch for the exit signs - the trees surround it
At the top of the exit - more trees
Heading down the hill into Skagit Valley - trees and trees - and a sign telling us of good places to eat
Along with the trees there are lots of boulders and rock hillsides along the freeway. In the springtime water cascades down the rocks
A view of distant hills - taken from the moving car
Rounding a curve - more trees
And down the hillside into Skagit Valley - which is a very flat agricultural area - surrounded in the far distance by mountains
Trees covering a small hill on a farm (on the way to visit Julee)
Trees at the beach - a picnic canopy on the small strip of grass between the beach and the woods.
Wild roses, blackberries and trees in Birch Bay State Park
A sunny afternoon among the trees - see the bike rider far ahead?
Mountains with trees and trees on a point in a lakeA country road - fields surrounded by trees
A hiking trail through the trees in Bellingham
And back home,we are surrounded by trees
Across from our yard (that is a vintage cultivator in the front yard - Ben likes to push it around on the lawn)
The trees protect us from the wind - it is very calm on our deck (you can see the edge of the ramp and deck on the left. Our green deck umbrellas blend in with the trees.
This is just a tiny sampling of trees and green in the NW corner of Washington - I hope you found it relaxing, just as we do, surrounded by trees. The Eastern part of our state is far different - from famous fruit orchards to thousands of acres of wheat farms.
Is there something spectacular about your state that you enjoy?