Jun 2, 2012

Sunday Drive...

Do you love a lazy Sunday Drive?

feet up on the dash,
not a care in the world...


last Wednesday we went for a long drive
(it doesn't really have to be Sunday :-)
East on HWY 12

I thought you might like to come along...



these cute little lake houses
sit along Ohop Lake...

they make me wanna pack up
 and spend a long summer sitting on the dock...



we stopped for lunch
on a meadows edge...

the wild grasses already knee high...


common Vetch flowers
twinning up the blades...


wild Lupines were popping up on hillsides...




Blackberries in production...


Christmas Tree farms
dot the rolling hills...


when we got into the small town of Mossyrock,
the real surprise of the trip...


fields of Iris...



PURPLE!



it was a beautiful day,
a day to replenish...

Today I am joining...


Thanks for coming along...

25 comments:

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for sharing your Sunday drive, the scenery is beautiful. It all looks very lush and fertile.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a lovely drive..such a beautiful area!

Roselle said...

Wow....the colors of the Iris and Lupinnes are amazing. Thanks for taking us along on your peaceful journey!
Roselle

Lavender Cottage said...

A drive through the country with a picnic lunch can be as romantic a date as something more sophisticated, can't it?
Beautiful scenery and oh, those rows of purple irises. They must be grown for florist shops and markets.
Judith

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your photos are Beautiful love them all !!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Larry said...

What a beautiful little lake... Larry

Susan said...

Oh, Bella. What a fabulous ride that was! Those lupines! Divine! The iris! Irresistible! Wow. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my I would have to travel a long way to see views like this! Your wildflower shots are wonderful. Those little cabins sort of break my heart. Very nice little trip!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Beautiful!

pembrokeshire lass said...

What a lovely, relaxing drive, thanks for taking me along with you! I loved the close up pictures of vetch and other wild flowers and the iris field...words fail me...what a lovely colour is all I cann say! Joan

Hjem og Glede said...

Lovely Bella;)
Have a great sunday.

Hugs Camilla.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Beautiful flower photo's and what a nice drive you had! One of my favorite subjects for picture taking is flowers.

Katie from
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

Joil said...

Bella you are so creative.
p.s. See my roses on my blog. :)

Ann said...

Simply a stunning view for your Sunday drive. The purple iris look so dramatic all together. I would certainly feel refreshed after such a drive.
Ann

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi Bella~

I love your Sunday drive post, hubby and I like to do those as well. Looks like you live in a beautiful area with picturesque views! I also love all your spring roses, so gorgeous. I spend as much time as mother nature will allow me as well! My Eden climbing opened up a couple days ago around the arbor in the front yard. I can't believe how beautiful they are, just loving all the precious moments I have with them. Does that sound kooky? LOL...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

~ Stephanie

Pamela Gordon said...

Thanks for taking us on your trip in the countryside. It is very beautiful. I love your photos and the iris farm is something really different. Beautiful!

Bernideen said...

Loved every photo!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful way to spend the day, Bella! You live in such an amazing area! Those hills and lakes are gorgeous - not to mention the mass of iris! :) The perfect way to kick back and regroup!

xoxo laurie

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bella: It was a beautiful Sunday. Thanks for the ride..Happy Monday..Judy

Cathy and Steve said...

Thanks for taking us along on your drive! And I so agree, it doesn't have to be a Sunday!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful drive. Thanks for taking us along.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Yes, I love long drives in the country. Beautiful photos!

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful. Thanks so much for being a part of blog-a-versary.

- The Tablescaper

Rowan said...

Lovely 'Sunday' drive, the fields of iris are a lovely sight.

Haworth said...

Lazy drives are so refreshing, aren't they? And those lake cabins are so adorable! Like something from a fairy tale. I hope you had a lot of lovely days like that this summer.