Friday, October 30, 2009

Loved Ones!

Loved ones are always the best subject for photos. Here is Keith, amongst the salmon being led upstream by the Coyote, who is taking the salmon to the Native American people in the area. Will Keith go with them? He looks like a fish out of water! This sculpture is at Walla Walla Point Park  near the confluence of the Columbia River and the Wenatchee River.

What can I say? Is this the prettiest red-headed, freckle-faced girl you've ever seen? She loves to make music on her grandpa's guitar and on her grannie's piano.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn in Wenatchee

What could be more fun than a campfire with a cute granddaughter! Bop, as Katy calls him, is starting the fire.

The fallen leaves are beautiful, covering the ground, fun to crunch through. The fire is almost going!

 Now for the enjoyment. Bop watches, Katy plays. Bring out the hotdogs and marshmallows!

 The trees in Wenatchee are especially brilliant this fall. This photo was taken in Riverfront Park near the Orondo Street boat launch.

Here is a lovely photo of the red trees, hills in the distance, and an awesome sky.

Monday, October 12, 2009


"Next to the friendship of God, a friend's affection is the greatest treasure."
I don't remember where I got that quote, but it is one of the truest statements I know of. A frost has taken the golden leaves from the trees in our RV park, a joy to see as they rained down upon the grass and the roads. What a pleasure to see two friends scuffing through the deep layer of leaves. Our buddies from western Washington were here for the weekend, and they got to see all this beauty. Autumn is truly my favorite season, the weather, the colors, the odors in the air. We could go south like other RVers but we'd miss most of autumn, wouldn't we!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Home at last! The Wenatchee River County Park is one of the most beautiful parks we've stayed in. The layout is quite different, too. The sites are arranged in 4 wheel-like circles with 10 spokes in each. The distance between RVs is about right, not close to each other. Add to that some lovely, old trees, now turning color, and a calm, pretty river right along the park edge. We love it here!

Here we are—in a perfect parking spot!

We took this photo from a new road leading up to Fancher Heights, a housing area high above East Wenatchee. You can see the Sunset Highway right below, then the Columbia River (talk about "a river runs through it!) and across the way, looking west towards Cashmere, is where the Wenatchee River merges with the Columbia. We need a panoramic shot to see the magnificence of the whole valley.
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To me, even more beautiful than the Wenatchee Valley, is this shot of my daughter with one of her pet chickens. What could be more delightful than being reunited with one's family, the best part of coming home!