Vibrant : vi·brant : viˈvībrənt : [adjective] : (of color) bright and striking.
was the word of the day
when I saw this farm field under
the broad shaded canopy of maple trees.
We, my husband and I,
a week ago drove up to Windy Ridge
on the northeast flank of Mount Saint Helens
to see the fall colors and view the mountain
which is now just a little over 30 miles from our new home
in the small logging town of Morton WA,
nestled in a narrow valley in the brilliant green fir covered foothills
of the Cascade Mountain range in southwestern
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It has been a whirlwind these past six months,
buying and moving to our new home,
prepping and selling our
I made a trip up to Seattle last week
to retrieve my medical records (for naught, but that’s another story.. lol),
running a number of errands including a short visit with my son,
leaving town about 3:45pm.
I cannot tell you how refreshing it was
to finally run out of traffic jams as I approached Eatonville
about 30 miles from home.
While the influx of new residents
is super for the economy of the Puget Sound region,
it has also clogged highways,
and sky-rocketed home prices for those
wishing to purchase a home.
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back to Windy Ridge and Mount Saint Helens.
The fall colors were at their height of vibrance, the air was crisp
and a down vest made a cozy piece of attire!
At the top of Windy Ridge,we could see four volcanoes,
the top of Mount Rainier to the north, Mount Adams to the east,
Mount Saint Helens right in front of us and Mount Hood
across the Columbia River in Oregon probably several hundred miles away as the crow flies.
I’ll be posting some mount images over
the next few days.
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Wear a vest,
wear a sweater and cap,
boots, gloves as needed and
get out there and enjoy the fall gorgeousness while you can!
Come home to a hot cup of tea!
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