Hello my friend, thanks for taking the time to pop in for a visit! I was away at my daughter's house for 2 weeks in Ohio and almost missed the Trillium bloom! I saw this outside in the woods off our master bedroom and Dayle held the screen door open while I zoomed in and snapped this pretty bloom.
Then I got this shot of our "woods". Looks like there is a small tree down, hubby will get that with his tractor and haul it to the burn pile in the pasture. These are Cedar and Douglas Fir trees along with some deciduous trees such as wild cherry, alder and vine maple. When this farmhouse was built in 1906, farmers always had a wood lot for harvesting trees for firewood. This little forest also protects the house from the east winds that wreak havoc out here in the Columbia River Gorge.
My blog title today is "Different Perspectives" - so this shot shows our house and barn from the woods.
This is from the top of our "water feature" (what an awful name for a creek, waterfalls and pond!). When we were adding some garden sculptures to our backyard, Dayle picked out a Chinese Warrior which protects the stream from the top. I picked out an Art Nouveau lady down below.
Yesterday I drove down to Rooster Rock to attend a meeting for the Friends of Vista House. After the meeting I drove around the park looking for something fun to photograph and look what I found! The Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, heading upriver to Cascade Locks!
Then I drove down to the boat launch area and got this fun shot of Rooster Rock with the blooming wild cherry trees and the new green leaves of the cottonwoods and alders. To give you perspective, those are people on a dock in the lower left hand corner of this photo. :-) A different "perspective" of Rooster Rock than I usually show you, eh?
When I drove east in the park to leave I saw the sternwheeler steaming along, showing you the paddle wheel at work driving the boat.
Then I drove to the east end of the park to show you a different perspective of Vista House from below - quite the stone cliff isn't it? The Vista House sits 733 feet high.
Zoom up to VH! Hello people!
Now I just had to share this cute photo of Dayle and Hayden when we took him out to dinner the the other night when the kids took Caleb to school to register him. Dayle and Hayden were discussing the American Flag flying across the street. :-)
An important part of being a grandparent is making sure your grandsons get a LOT of ice cream, with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles. Does he look happy? :-)
Then last night we had both boys while the kids did some errands. We took them to a Japanese restaurant and then through the car wash, filled my car with gas, got a bag of dog food, stopped at a bakery to get some.. um.. stuff for the boys. :-) Then Grandpa suggested we stop at the Dairy Queen for a cone. Caleb knows how to enjoy ice cream. :-) After that he wanted a cheeseburger, so grandpa got two in case Hayden wanted one - which he didn't so Caleb had two cheeseburgers for.. "dessert". LOL!
My "big boy" Hayden.
I think they're tired out, what do you think? They get their brown eyes from me. :-D
Pammy Sue posted some photos of some wash cloths she'd done - so I printed up the pattern and started my own - with the yarn gifted to me by my blog friend Betsy!! And this is why I love blogging!