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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Barns and Mountains


 A large farm, snuggled up against a hill - on the way to Sedro Woolley, WA
And then on to the flats and a fabulous view of Mt. Baker.  It was a dark, cloudy day - and with the dark background clouds a bright patch of sunlight appeared and lit the new snow on Mt. Baker - viewed from Skagit Valley.  The sun lasted only a few minutes and the mountain merged back into the clouds and was barely visible.  Our timing was perfect for the lit up mountain!
Turn to the southeast from that view - and here is another mountain - covered in the first snow of the year.  I don't know the name of this mountain - anyone local know it?  It too was lit briefly with sunshine. 
 And below - a farm shed and a green field of winter cover crop.
 Now - turning to the Southwest - and behold - the Olympic Mountain Range!!!!!!
 The Olympics are approximately 100 miles, as the crow flies, from Bellingham - and about 175 miles by road.  We rarely get such a clear view of them and it was thrilling to see them - along with the other mountains surrounding us.  Off to the south I could see the "mound" of Mt. Ranier - but not clear enough to show up in a photo -  some day I'll find it clear enough.
 The Olympics are in Olympic National Park - on the Olympic Peninsula.  Glorious country to explore.

And on the way home - one more farm - with fields mowed and ready for the hay to begin growing in the spring

15 comments:

Tom said...

First off, I love your pumpkin trucks! If I had those mountains to look at everyday, I might miss the barns. What lovely countryside. Thanks JoAnn for joining the party this week, I hope that you stop back again.

J said...

Well, no mountains here for miles and miles! I would enjoy being nestled beneath them as the farm is! Even just glancing over to see that ever present majesty would be comforting!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the mountains and barns. Those are two of my favorite things.

Kay said...

Hooray! You caught the Olympics! We had clear views of the Cascades and Mt. Baker yesterday (I haven't checked my photos yet to see if I got a good one of Baker). Those short clear views make up for so many days when they're not crystal clear.

Brian King said...

Wow! Now that's some impressive landscape!

The Furry Gnome said...

I look forward to exploring some of the country out there.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful mountain shots!!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Your countryside looks so fresh and clean, I can almost smell that mountain air! Lovely!

Julie Fukuda said...

That snow ads a lovely touch of drama and mountains are a great backdrop to any picture.

Elzie said...

Just love the Pictures of the Mountains. Even if they're snowy they look Lovely.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Lea said...

Pretty red barns with wonderful views of the mountains!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These pictures are all wonderful! It is such a beautiful part of the great Pacific Northwest. You certainly did have perfect timing to get that beautiful Mountain shot in that short window of light.

Felicia said...

Love your gorgeous mountain views in that part of the country. Your barns aren't too shabby either.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - those are stunning mountain views!

Happyone said...

Oh wow those mountains are breathtaking.