Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I Spy

A whole lot of Green.

Hello
How are you?  I do hope your November is off to a great start.
We are loving it here in Washington state so far.  This Campground host gig is a piece
of cake in the winter when there are only a handful of campers. 

We took off today to do a little exploring, one of our favorite things to do.
We ended up at a quaint little place with views that did not disappoint.
Crescent Lake is where we ended up.  We had lunch in the lodge and then took off
for a hike. There were so many shades of green, it was a beautiful site to see.
My photos don't even begin to show the beauty here.



I Spy the color green.
  
While we were hiking, we hiked past a group of kids on a field trip.
I had to smile when I heard the teach say
I Spy the color green.


  

There was no shortage of green... that's for sure.
I just love to see all the moss hanging off the trees.
It gives a spooky creepy feeling as you're hiking.




A whole lot of rain happens it this part of the country.
Which I love. That explains why it is so Green.


  

There was no shortage of mushrooms in this area either.



I am petty excited about doing some more hiking in this
area.  Really if you don't mind hiking in the rain it's the perfect time
of year to hike. The paths are pretty much empty.  It's a little bit chilly but if
you have a good rain coat its not too bad.



I did grab a photo of this little guy on the trail singing his little heart
out.  According to my hubby he wasn't singing he was yelling at
me to put my camera down.  I still say he was singing.


Till next time

Hugs~


P.S. - That spooky building that is behind us that I showed you in my last post.. We got the keys to the building.  Not so spooky inside.  Just a bunch of gardening tools.  Oh Well... 

60 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love that little wren! and SO much lush green! so definitely NOT texas. :)

Lynn said...

delightful shots, each one, I love them all, and of course so like 'home' to me. Your little Wren is adorable, the raindrop is a great shot...the first shot caught m off guard and struck me in the solar plexus, really you could be just a little bitty bit further North ;-).

Kim Stevens said...

Oh my, these are so great...and those mushrooms!!

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

So lush and pretty! Your pics are awesome!

augcott said...

Wow ..... so beautiful. I would have stayed in there for hours .... shooting and just being amazed by the beauty!
Lovely lovely shots!!!
What lens were you using?

It's me said...

Wowwww....what a beautiful pictures Linda !!...love from me...x !

Terry said...

Love those pictures of course and you are right, no lush green without the wet stuff! Steve is coming home today and it was overcast and sprinkled pretty much his entire time! Enjoy, GF!

S. Etole said...

So much verdant beauty.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful photographs, it looks a wonderful place to be, Annette x

Kathy McB said...

Yowzers! The light in these photos is exquisite!

Crafting Queen said...

Love the photos, love the photo of the Wren.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oooh such pretty photos! The light in that first one is sublime. Looks like you had a fun time exploring :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty photos Linda! That forest looks amazing!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful photos, hope you continue to have fun exploring your new place! Hugs, Valerie

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, Linda, what a place to be with a camera!!! So very peaceful.

I think those gardening tools would make great subjects, and you DO have the key! Just sayin'...
:-)

Have a wonderful evening, my friend! xo.

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous photographs and wonderful places you are visiting Linda, you make me want to come over and explore again, ...very soon :D hugs Gay xx

Deanna said...

Oh this does look like a very GREEN place...the 1st shot is a dazzler and those mushrooms....sigh!! Enjoy your stay and I know you are the perfect hostess!!

Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin said...

Those photos are all so lovely!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, beautiful green, Linda! I love the green. We have had a lot of rain as well, I love walking in the rain after no rain for so long! Love that beautiful bird, I am sure he was singing! Have a beautiful Thursday!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such beautiful photos, Linda! I've only been to Washington state once, and it was a long time ago, but I'd love to go back for another visit. So pretty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I love love love your photos!! Glad you are having a good time at the camping site!!!!!

Nancy said...

That first shot is perfection...Such a beautiful place to spend some time; I don't think I would want to leave...

Barb said...

Green indeed! I love the moist and dripping photos you took. And, I'm sure the bird was encouraging you.

Saun said...

Definitely a lot of green! Great shots....

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your photos are very beautiful. Looks like a nice place to hike, if only my husband loves camping! : (

Lynnda said...

OH these are simply stunning photos... Love them all the green just full of tranquility ! hugs...x

Shahrul Niza said...

OMG!!!! Linda, this is Twilight!!. I want to live here, do you see any sparkly souls? LOL. If I ever got back to visiting the States, I'll take up the twilight movie sites tour any day, the nature of the Northwestern states is gorgeous!. I feel I'm at home now. Thanks so much for this wonderful tour. HUGS.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ohhh it looks like Germany:):) Fabulous shots!!

Catherine said...

Oh Linda - you are surrounded by such beauty! I love all that moss and all that green. It looks so peaceful!
Lucky girl!
xo Catherine

Lisa Graham Art said...

Oh wow, I can just hear how quiet it is and the birds echoing song. If you happen to make it to Kansas, will you bring some of that with you? :)

Nicki said...

What a pretty and inviting walking path.

Ros Crawford said...

What beauty Linda ... Thanks so much for sharing these ... they are stunning!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Lol, where to start with guessing... The moss, it must be the moss! Lol. What a beautiful shot of that mossy branch, wow... These are all great and stunning shots again dear, chapeau!

hugs

Charlene said...

OM Goodness Linda FABULOUS pics!!!! Hugs!!

Christina @ Life. Home. Projects. said...

I love your photos in this post. I hope to one day visit that area and the Hoh Rainforest north of Seattle. I love the rain and I know that I would love that area.

Bruce Robinson said...

I really like this post about all the green up here in Washington. It's a welcome change from all the 'brown' in Nevada!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

The are wonderful photos. Love the green.

Julie said...

Your adventure sure is pretty ! X

unikorna said...

OOOOOOOOO Linda that first photo is incredible....So magical, I can almost see little faes flying around...where is this place Crescent Lake?

Buttons said...

Oh Linda now this is a place I would truly love to be your photos are incredible I LOVE your green. Thank you. Hug B

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, what a lush forest you got to hike through! It is stunning, magnificent..and yes, just a wee bit creepy, but I LOVE it! And holy cow, your photos are just amazing! When are you going to put out a book?

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a beautiful place you have found,crammed full of nature-and you have captured it all so beautifully :)
So,your haunted house turned out to be a too shed hey?Well,at least you can sleep well at night now LOL!
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Becca said...

Beautiful pictures Linda, you captured the moss and rain forest perfectly! Love the little wren...they remind me of the little bushtits we see here at the house...(google bushtit and see the images) cute!

Cindy said...

It sounds to me like you and your husband have the perfect job, hosting campsite, particularly nearly empty ones, must be wonderful! And the sights that you get to see as well as the experiences living in different places must be fun!
I was born on the coast of Washington state and spent nine years there, I love to visit the area, but I could never live there..They get WAYYY too much rain.

Justine said...

oh that green is so beautiful!

julieprice3 said...

Oooh, I love those trees!! The green is just so serene, I've been so very busy lately it's an absolute pleasure to stop by and relax in your wonderful photos
Hugs Julie P

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Linda! Have fun and be safe!

Tracy said...

Oh goodness it all looks so lush. What an amazing place to explore. Don't you dare listen to hubby. Keep snappin' those photos. :-) Hugs!

Rose said...

What a great series of photos...and that last one might well have been signing...looks like a wren to me...

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Linda!! Your photos are AMAZING!! We visited Crescent Lake in WA this summer, too! It is such a gorgeous area. Glad you had some time to explore!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the lush green and those mushrooms and the birdie and the drop of water! Fascinating photos!

Reena Walkling said...

Such a beautiful area! Love your green and that little wren.

Pride In Photos said...

I can't imagine how beautiful it has to be there this time of year...the green is so lush. Your photos are breathtaking my friend.

yyam said...

You take THE most amazing photos! Love them!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Linda, these photos are gorgeous....
you are turning them into cards or prints or calendars when?????
xo
lynn

Davi said...

Oh you are in beautiful country there Linda! Love the pics! So glad you are getting to enjoy hiking and seeing all the lovely places! Take care my friend :)

Rosie Grey said...

Oh wow, Linda, what a gorgeous green! Such fantastic photos! It's so good to see some vibrant colours these days! ;-)
Have a great time!

julieprice3 said...

What a wonderful journey we are traveling on, love the vibrant greens and the seagull eating his lunch in the post above, thankyou again for brightening my day
Hugs Julie P

Colleen Dietrich said...

The spooky not-so-spooky place reminds me of my grandparents weathered old barn, which i just love to remember. It is gone now but would have been a great place to photograph.

Love those fungi pics!

Heather Jensen said...

I can just hear that Wren singing now. We used to have a family of Wrens in our backyard. I like to have never found out what was singing so beautifully. They are small, but sound so pretty. :)