Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Postcards from Idaho


Spring has come to our valley! A couple weeks ago we took a drive up the mountain to a nearby community to attend a funeral. I spotted this idyllic scene on the way up, so persuaded dear husband to stop for me on the way back down,...to grab a photo.



This is a view of the beautiful Clearwater Valley. I loved the resting cattle in the foreground and the grazing sheep in the background. (Click on the photo to enlarge)






Just before we approached the above scene, we were surprised to see this herd of Elk, on the opposite side of the road. Seeing Elk is always an occasion, and a good reason to pull over and stop the car! (Click on photo to enlarge)






And lastly, I leave you with a lovely Spring sunset .... captured from our deck. There wasn't much light left when this was taken, but I liked the effect of the mountain silhouette.


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Happy Spring..... to everyone!


11 comments:

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing the beauty of your neck of the woods...it is so pretty!!

Beth said...

Such beautiful photos!!! Happy Spring!

Jan said...

Lovely countryside, and the sunset from your deck too, great to see your photos.
Blessings

Catherine said...

The view from your deck is certainly lovely, Connie! And don't you love going for a drive and spotting something unusual like a herd of elk. We hear that the reason we haven't seen many lately is because of the wolves. Happy Spring and Gardening to you!

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Wow...what a lovely view you have from your deck! That sky was gorgeous that night. Happy spring;-)

Bernie said...

Fabulous photos ... it's a beautiful part of our world!

Priscilla said...
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Priscilla said...

You live in a beautiful place. We want to get out of California. My husband said either Idaho or Vancouver Washington someday. We're newly weds renting his parents cabin in the mountains, a challenge in gardening so far!

sweet bay said...

Beautiful views both of the sunset and of Clearwater Valley!

Kim and Victoria said...

Very nice, Connie! I just love those long vistas....with the trees, hills and farm. Lovely.

em said...

so beautiful, and so different than here in ny! i had to look closely, that's a large herd of elk!