Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fall at the lake and a remembrance

Fall came a little later this year in the Pacific Northwest. The fall colors were a little more subdued this year, but no less beautiful. We visited a lovely lake in SW Washington about 40 miles away from us  called Lake Sacajawea, and of course it was overcast that day with light rain, but I still managed to get some nice pictures.  This lake is about 3 miles long with a walking trail all the way around. Since it was raining we stopped at the part of the lake that was close to our church and took these pics. The fall colors really stand out with the overcast skies and although the pics are rather dark, I wanted to show the variety of trees that are in the area.
 
 
 
Many of the trees by the lake have a golden yellow color and they grow to be quite large
 
Another lovely view with a dock and the tower of a church in the background.
 
 
There are always pretty grasses that grow along the waters edge.
 
 

 
 
 
The trees are so huge and many of them surround the entire area of the lake.
 
  
I love the multiple trunks of this tree and the huge maple across the street
 
 
These purple ferns are lovely as well.
 
 Another view facing the northern part of the lake.  This is only a small portion of the lake and I'll be sharing more pics of it and the scenery of the Pacific Northwest in later posts.
 
 
We also visited the coast in late September and I wanted to share a few images of the beach.
The wild grasses....
 and the quiet beauty of our beaches on the west coast, serve as a reminder that we are all at the mercy of Mother Nature and can't take anything for granted. We know how lucky we are and continue to send our thoughts and prayers to those on the east coast who are facing the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
 
And also a remembrance to  our soldiers everywhere past and present on this Veterans Day,  for putting themselves in harms way every day. Our service men and women will never be  forgotten like driftwood on the shore, because we know the sacrifices you have made and we will always be here for you.
 
Thanks for stopping by. Comments are always welcome! 
 
 
 

 Diane
 

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9 comments:

  1. These are such beautiful pictures! Love the ones of the Fall trees and the lake! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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    1. So pretty here this time of year. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Lovely pictures!
    I'm a Pacific NW girl too.
    I'm over on the coast.

    Shannon :)

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    1. So nice to meet someone from the Pacific NW, and thanks for visiting!

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  3. Wow, lovely photos Diane! All of our trees here are pretty much bare already. Happy to follow you back : )

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  4. Exquisitely photographed Diane, I love being able to visit places through blogging I may never see in person - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday - I'll be featuring your post,
    Kathy

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  5. That is just gorgeous. I sure envy you your fall color. We don't get a whole lot down here.

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  6. I love the Fall colors ... thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Always a pleasure to see places that I know I will never see in person. Our color is slow in coming here in South Texas, but we do have a little color.
    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment.
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

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  7. That is a beautiful landscape. Thanks so much for sharing this .

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