Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Cascade Foothills

After a busy weekend of high temperatures and two days of yard sale, Terry took me on an outing into the Cascade Foothills.  We drove through cities I haven't been to in years, and in no time, we were in the woods.
If you click on this picture, you can see the gorge that this stream has cut in the rocks.  You can also see the log that spans the gorge.  I didn't know where we were going, and didn't have the appropriate shoes or pants for a hike, but we will be going back.  This day, we just enjoyed the beauty of it all.

I'm in my glory, harvesting lots of moss to try out in my dying efforts.

A look at one of the holes the river and rock have carved out of the banks.

Above the rock is this lush greenery.
Well, now my pictures are out of order, and I can't seem to move this one.
We finished the day with grilled chicken thighs, pineapple macadamia nut coleslaw, and peaches grilled and topped with vanilla greek yogurt

I forgot to rotate this one, but it shows the heavy moss in the trees.

Lest you think I have forgotten my favorite pastime, I had lots of time to spin the past few days during the yard sales.

On our way home from the mountains, we stopped at the Renton Farmer's Market, where I bought this gorgeous bouquet for $5.

Here we are out of order again.  We made a stop at an Antique store in Duvall and I bought this container.  It just called to me.

And this planter that I will put succulents in.
What a wonderful day.  It has been so hot and humid here for the past week, I felt as if I were in Washington D.C. in August.  It was such a nice break to get away to the beauty and coolness of the mountains for part of a day.