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.
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