The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Our winter in the Northwest has been almost non existent.  I am so sorry for all of you who are snowed under and dealing with frigid temperatures.  We have had many socked in gray days with no sun visible for weeks.  Yesterday the sun was out for a few hours and the temps were unseasonably warm.  Our 50 plus degrees is well above mid February temps.  Flowers are budding and everything in the garden is showing new growth.
                     We haven't been out and about much since that is easier when one feels well
 Yesterday was a good day and we hopped in the car with Shelka and headed one mile to the river where we are blessed to have a 'Centennial Trail"  that winds around the river and into the state of Idaho.
                                    Everyone was out enjoying the unusual warm weather
                                                        Even Shelka met new friends.
                                I grew up  here playing along and in this river....The Spokane River.

                        My brothers and I lazily floated down the river when it was lower in the summer.

      Dodging rapids in simple tire inner tubes.  When our children got older the river was off limits.
We on the other hand road our bikes down here every day in the summer to swim and play in the rocks.

                        I love the contrast of the different trees here in our area.  Both evergreens and
                                              deciduous trees grow and sprawl in harmony here.
New growth in tandem with old and dying growth
                                          Spring moss in its bright green coat was abundant.

                                       New pine cones emerging nestled in the needles

                           And the GLORIOUS SUN  setting in an almost cloudless sky
                                     lifts everyone's spirits and renews our faith
                                                                that Mother Nature knows best.


Sarah Huizenga said...

Looks like a glorious day. So wonderful to see nature not covered by mountains of snow. I am dreaming of 50 degree weather :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, glad you were out and about. Today the sun came out here, too - that was lovely! Valerie

Sylvia said...

Beautiful photo's. It was 17 degrees here this morning felt colder with the wind blowing.

Mary Ann Potter said...

A perfect kind of day! We're still cold here in North Carolina. The bitter conditions are, however, temporary. This is unusual weather for us.

My brother and his family live in Anacortes, by the way. Nice place.

Laurie said...

What a gorgeous day. We had sun today, but also, wind and frigid temps. It was 29 degrees F at lunch today and the wind would cut right through you. I'm not complaining, though. It finally feels like winter.

kath001 said...

Great photos! We have not been very cold much here either. I've been hibernating anyway. :)

J said...

I'm just glad that somebody, somewhere is enjoying what you are! It's "zero" here today. These past two have the first years where we have missed a wonderful mid-February thaw. At least the sun is out. Enjoy your lovely setting!

Barbara said...

Beautiful!!! It's been forever! ! Thinking of skipping back to blogging. ..big hugs

Barbara said...

Beautiful!!! It's been forever! ! Thinking of skipping back to blogging. ..big hugs

Boud said...

It looks lovely. And here in the really frozen northeast, especially appealing!

Miss Green arrived today, amid great
fanfare, and is duly celebrated in Field and Fen! she's lovely and was well received, great relief there. Thank you!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh what a beautiful day to get out walking the dogs along the river where you used to swim and play when young!
Your photos are beautiful especially with the setting sun at the end of the day - giving you hope for the coming Spring as we approach Autumn here in Australia.
Thank you Catie for your lovely comment!

Cindy said...

Isn't it sad the things we used to do as kids, that are off limits to our children now. Such gorgeous pictures, looks like a gorgeous day to be outside

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks like a wonderful trail to walk, run or ride on. Beautiful! :-)

sandy said...

Looking forward to some weather like yours! Great photos!