Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Our Mountain View


Some of you commented on the tiny sliver of a view visible in the background on my last post, so I thought you might enjoy seeing a full view of 'our' mountain. The photo below was taken a few years ago in springtime after some heavy rains, evidenced by the ultra-green hues of the landscape!



Not much has changed since the above photo was taken, except that there are now several homes dotting the hillside. The view is looking due west. Most of our rain and/or storms come from this direction, from behind the mountain.





Another earlier photo. This one was taken at sunset, in early summer, from a spot near where my greenhouse now stands. Poppies and daisies are growing in the foreground, along with a Heritage rose on the far right.





This photo was taken this morning from our patio, as the sun was just coming up over the mountains behind me to the east. We are close to the river in sort of a wide valley. We have hot dry summers with plenty of sun! With the progression of summer, the mountain turns a soft shade of brown as the grasses dry out.

I was a little concerned that the greenhouse would block the view, but as you can see it is still quite intact!



At lastly, this sunset photo was taken yesterday evening. I have quite a collection of mountain sunset photos....maybe I will share them sometime. We feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place and are ever grateful we have been 'planted' here. We have no desire to be anywhere else!






15 comments:

Nancy said...

Connie, what beautiful country you live in! And your photos are wonderful! Please, do share them sometimes, along with more garden pictures. I love your gardening style; it feels like home. Nancy

Owin & Irena said...

Hi Connie. Your photos make me want to give up city living once and for all.
Irena

gloria said...

It's breathtaking! I love the pictures and I envy your views!

Carol said...

Absolutely stunning, your views of the mountain. And I love your garden and greenhouse. It looks so welcoming, just beautiful.

Wicked Gardener said...

What an amazing view -right out of a fairy tale.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Wow, that's a view to die for! Love that white picket fence. Is Tom Sawyer coming to paint it for you?;-)

Connie said...

YE,
Actually we just repainted the fence this year! It was a ton of work....scraping, cleaning off the mildew with a stiff brush and soapy water, priming and painting. Whew! Funny about your remark, because hubby did make the comment about how he now has a deeper understanding of ol' Tom. :-)

Andrea's Garden said...

Connie, I live in a mountain area too, but I don't have my personal mountain right in front of me, because new houses are taking some of the view away. Great pictures. Just like Yolanda, my first thought was a book of Mark Twain is coming alive. Just love it! we have a lot of fencing to treat, too. I know what your husband went through. Greetings from Germany, Andrea

Hillside Garden said...

Connie,thank you for your comment. As I saw your photos on your blog, my firth thought was: Like in a film. What a wonderful view you have! We also look on hills, but yours are realy great!

Sigrun

Becky said...

You are so lucky to have a greenhouse. The garden is gorgeous!

Molly said...

I love the wide open mountain scenery. On this side of the cascades you can't see the mountains for all the trees.

kris said...

Beautiful photos - looks like a very pretty place to live.

joey said...

You must feel like you're in Heaven, Connie. What a lovely piece of earth. Love the poppy photo!

Kathi said...

Just so beautiful. You are indeed blessed to be surrounded by such beauty. I would love to see more of your mountain pictures. But don't stop posting the flowers - I love their beauty too!

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