We've been having an amazing run of beautiful weather. Yesterday my blog friend Gracie and I decided to meet up for lunch and go to Jonsrud Point to get some photos of Mt. Hood with it's fresh coat of snow. We met at a Chinese restaurant and chatted away, Gracie had her phone on as her her daughter is going to have her 4th baby girl any time! After lunch Gracie took me to the one and only yarn shop in Sandy where we looked and looked and felt the softness of the fibers.. I wish I'd bought a big luscious skein of handspun alpaca from a local farm. But I was anxious to move to our next thing.. looking at our mountain, so we left without purchasing anything. And off we went...
What is interesting is when you are standing at the viewpoint, the mountain looks close, but when you snap an image, it looks tiny, so thank heavens for the zoom lens. The image above is as close as you can get and still get both sides in and some foreground. The one below shows more of the forest and see all the fall colors in the trees?
This one is without much zoom and shows the Sandy River below that starts with snowmelt from the mountain and runs all the way to the Columbia River, which runs into the Pacific Ocean. Gracie even spied a fisherman in the river!
This is the closest zoom.. I love this!
I love this big patch of mowed grass..
After we left the viewpoint, Gracie took me down a country road to where she'd seen a good image before... I was enchanted by this image of the mountain with the white farmhouse, colorful trees and golden pasture.
And then this one, I wanted to show you both shots, but this is my own personal favorite. I think it's the perfect composition. :-) I think it would be a great subject for an oil painting!
The fun thing is to the left of where I took those two photos above is a pumpkin patch where you park there, then you go on a hayride, pulled by tractors to the patch to pick out your pumpkin!!
Gracie and I then parted ways and I ended up finding my own country roads to see what I could see.. this is a tree nursery with trees of brilliant colors.
My "aha moment" was when I saw this old silo with Mt. Hood looming behind it. Now if only I had a crane attached to my Ford Explorer so I could have gone up higher for this shot. :-)
When I got home I decided to do some 4-wheeling and drove to the top of our back pasture to get a photo of the Hawthorne berries up there.
And my final Mt. Hood photo of the day was gotten from our back pasture near the berries.. how cool is that?
A different perspective of our farm buildings.. the barn, the garage and the shed.
Kristi showed me the pumpkin that she and Travis had carved while I was gone.. isn't it wonderful?
I just had to show you the turkey breast that Dayle roasted in his Green Mountain pellet grill/smoker for several hours - I just wish you could have tasted this!
He served it with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and corn. All 6 of us enjoyed it!
Another sunny day today.. no plans but to enjoy the day. What are you up to?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)