Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Washington spectrum.

The reason why Meesha and I went to Washington was actually this little bundle. She was being blessed, so we flew into Seattle, then drove over to Yakima for the blessing, then we all drove back to Seattle for a couple more days to play together. What is so surprising about Washington, is the difference in the landscape from one side to another. 
Meesh and I took a walk along Cowiche Canyon while we were in Yakima on Saturday, and it was gorgeous in its desertty way. Then I went back and ran it Monday morning. 

I was glad we took all of the pictures on Saturday so I could just enjoy the run Monday.
Dogwoods or willows? I love those bright red stems.  I think dogwoods of some sort.

Driving back over the Olympic pass (OK, I kept mixing up mountains while I was there, but I think these were the Olympias) we stopped at Snoqualmie Falls. 
That mysterious fog! This is what I picture for the Pacific Northwest!
They had some educational plaques there talking about the falls, and our pictures matched their "flood season" pictures. It was truly a massive amount of water. 
We beat Kira and her family by a few minutes, so went inside The Salish Lodge and Spa for hot herb tea with a view of the falls. My friend said she was proposed to here. I could see that! It was posh. I kind of wish I were back there now.
We rode the ferry the next day over to visit my Aunt who lives in Sequim. I tried to go back and figure out which ferry, and Kingston-Edmonds sounds familiar...psssh. I don't remember. 
Here are our little cousins all together. Poor Keaton was the only boy. I wished over and over again I had brought Kai. 

We took the ferry over, then drove and drove. We went right through Port Angeles (for you Twilight people --you know who you are!).

Then my Aunt Dawn drove us even further (God bless her! --I was done driving) to an enchanted forest for a walk. 

A little cabin right out of a Thomas Kinkade painting --it was even right on the edge of a lake!
I took this picture to help us remember where it was. 
I was enchanted while I was there --couldn't be counted on to be responsible. 
We don't have woods like this in the real world where I live.
Green lace.
Furry tree creature.
And the ferns! I love them and they hate it where I live!

Tree shelter for little golden-haired fairies.

These last two were for a second waterfall we got to see. Yeah. No idea the name, but it was just as pretty. 
Vacation is over, but I squeezed every last drop out of it that I could!


CowanTravels said...

Looks beautiful! I need a sisters trip!

Deja said...

I was jealous for all sorts of reasons that didn't go, and now I'm extra jealous of that gorgeous furry tree and everything else in the fairy forest. Can we all go do it again?

belann said...

Wow, you got some beautiful pictures. You are becoming quite the photographer. Fun trip.

Kira said...

Come anytime déjà! So grateful you guys came. It was super fun..... Although Keaton would agree next time bring Kai!

Dawn said...

Just saw this post and good memories of your visit - please come back! Bring that Deja!!