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