Friday, March 9, 2012

Down the Road in Late Winter


At this time of year, as quickly as the snow comes...it goes. We've had a couple of glorious days recently that have felt tantalizingly like spring, with that perfect combination of new warmth and lingering chill, and just a little bit of a sweet fragrance in the air. 

Along one of the roads to our house, the fruit trees are still sleeping, with cherries to the left and pears to the right. It won't be long before they show signs of awakening. In just over a month, the valley will be resplendent with white-pink blossoms, a sure sign of spring and one of our favorite times of year.

Mt. Adams in southern Washington is the mountain that we see from our property. Some days it feels like it is right there. It is, however, across the Columbia River from us here in Oregon. 

43 comments :

  1. What a wonderful view... and what a wonderful spring!

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  2. How I love reading your post, Trina. I look for them every day. What a fabulous photo and beautiful country! I look forward to seeing more wonderful photos of spring. Thank you for lifting me up with another wonderful post. All the best -Maggie

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  3. You live a such a beautiful corner of the world.
    Thank-you for sharing with us your view.
    pve

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  4. I would love a view like that - just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I so enjoy your writing style, Trina -- it's very poetic. The photo of Mt. Adams is spectacular. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful location. It would be fun to see this same view once the cherry and pear trees are in bloom!
    Claudia

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  6. I'm so looking forward to your photos of the blossoms. Our town is surrounded by orchards and it's a favourite time of year here too!

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  7. Hi Trina,

    Just want to let you know that I am a frequent visitor to your blog and love it! The scenery in this photo is stunning. You live in such beautiful surroundings! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great weekend,
    Sanna

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  8. Stunning view! Thanks for sharing it. Happy Spring!

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  9. Beautiful view! The view from our front porch is of the Cascades foothills and I love it...

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  10. I ditto the gorgeous comments!

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  11. What a wonderful, gorgeous place to live. Thank you for sharing it with us....

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  12. Dear Triana...

    I follow your blog with great respect and joy.
    Your photos and writing tells a graet deal about what a wonderful person you must bee, the way you see life and the way you present life to your children. I am so greatful that I get to know you just a little bit, and I hope you find the time to keep giving us inspiration for many years to come!

    I wonder if you are aware that lately there has been several ads that appears in your blog, at least when I view it here in Norway, and it doesn´t look like "your kind" of ads... Just wanted to let you know..

    I would LOVE to have you visiting my blog! :)

    All the best,
    Kamilla

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  13. It is beautiful there! What a stunning landscape for the kids to grow up with!
    Spring has pretty much arrived here in South Central Texas!

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  14. hope you post this photo in the spring time in all it's glory...have a nice weekend

    Pattie

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  15. Excelentes fotos.
    Good luck, from Portugal
    Ana Bela

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  16. stunning view...we here in B.C. are anxious for spring!

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  17. Beautiful! I love the mountains!

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  18. lovely shot. Just tells us all how lovely and clean the air is where you are.

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  19. Oh, Trina....you are so very blessed to live with such beauty outside your door. What a breathtaking view! I'm just sitting here in total awe. Thank you for sharing it today! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  20. Such a beautiful sight you have before you each day . . . fabulous . . .

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  21. What a lovely road to live on. And that mountain view. To die for! Spring with snow on the mountain tops is what I love best in our part of the world. :) Kit

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  22. I'm looking forward to seeing the trees in bloom, must be stunning.

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  23. We lived in on Hwy 35 near Parkdale, Oregon for several years, right in the midst of all the orchards at the base of Mt. Hood. We live in Portland now, but your photo reminded me of those happy years gone by.

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  24. I think you couldn't keep me off that particular road come bloom time. I hope you'll share this same photo a little later on, mid-bloom.

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  25. We spent three months in Oregon this past summer and the views of the surrounding mountains were everywhere. We fell in love and can't wait to make Oregon our home.

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  26. Beautiful scene! I wish I could walk through those orchards, they will be gorgeous in a month!

    ~Shanon

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  27. Spring is in the air in Georgia too! Have a great weekend.

    xo, Lissy

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  28. Great shot and such a lovely view! I'm from WA state too and have been out your way many times. Gorgeous area! Enjoying your blog and thank you for sharing your home :)

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  29. Can't wait to see this road in a month or so then, with the blossoms in full view. Just beautiful!

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  30. I love the area you live in we often go to Hood River and the views are amazing, the fall fruit tours are awesome and just breath taking. Thanks for showing the beauty to others.

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  31. Oh this is such a nice reminder of how much I loved living in Oregon .. we were in Portland but could see Mt Hood from our apartment.
    Such an amazing and beautiful state.

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  32. Amazing view! Wouldn't mind waking up to that every day! Hope you're enjoying a restful weekend.
    xo E + J

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  33. You live in a wonderful area!

    Elma from germany

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  34. Wow, just stunning...I grew up in Denver and this reminds me of seeing the snow capped mountains as I drove west. The bright blue sky and the trees just waiting to burst...lovely!

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  35. I think in all the Northwest...you live in one of it's *most* beautiful regions Trina...and that's saying a lot as there are so many beautiful area's here.
    Spring is on it's way!!!
    xo J~

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  36. I'm pretty sure you live in heaven.

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  37. I just love it in Oregon. My brother lives in Beaverton but just to drive through Washington into Oregon and explore in the country is something that I would die to do one day soon.

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  38. Peace, peace wonderful peace. Beautiful views and fabulous photography.

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  39. wonderful photo; I was born and (almost) raised in Portland, OR so I can so appreciate the beauty; we could see Mt. Hood from our house. Lovely part of the country!

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  40. Lovely view... you must be in Hood River (or thereabouts) I'm your newest follower... come visit my photoblog (I'm a northwesterner too)...

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