Well. it might have been a dreary sort of day but it wasn't raining and it wasn't too cold so Mike and I ventured out to investigate some of our property and the area around us. The picture of the house is taken from the easement road that we share with the neighbors. Doesn't our house look eerie through the moss-ridden trees and in the foggy haze that surrounds it? Spooky! The next picture is of the split-rail fence being put in by my wonderful daughter and her husband. They are doing a fantastic job! The weather makes it slow going and they have about half of it finished but we are in no hurry. The ferns are all natural and absolutely everywhere. So beautiful. I'm worried about the trees as they are very old and as you can see, some are falling down. We hope to plant many more to start replacing the old ones and to help fill in the gaps a bit more.
The Lewis River is running fast right now, the water is high with all the rain and snow melt. There are a steady stream of fishermen that cast right off the bank. Many bring boats and canoes and kayaks. We don't mind the people but then when we see the garbage they leave behind, we get angry that they have such little respect for the beauty or for our property. It doesn't take much to leave a place better then how you found it. We all appreciate a clean place to walk and play. No one should do this to the earth.