Earth Day was April 22nd, and though I’m a bit late, let’s just call it Earth Week, how about?
When I think of our beautiful planet, the stage on which we live our lives, I think of all the natural beauty surrounding me in my home state of Washington.
I showcase Mt. Rainier and the Olympics often enough, still I couldn’t leave them out, right? So I’ll start with those, then show you a couple more: Mt. Adams to the south and Liberty Bell to the north.
No, I’m not talking about the rain though there is that. I’m talking about the ocean. And lakes. And waterfalls. And yes, rivers, including the big kahuna, the Mighty Columbia.
Granted, you have to cross over to the middle and east side of the state to see them. But it’s worth the trip, especially to Grand Coulee country where you’ll find an ancient waterfall, though Dry Falls dried up thousands of years ago!
I love that we get to share the earth with friendly creatures like these.
Now I’m done. 🙂
Sharing with #Earth, Sunday Stills Challenge.
You do live in a beautiful area.
Thank you! I have to admit I love it here. 😊
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Earth is happy you shared her glory, Susanne! Washington puts on such a grand display of our planet’s amazing elements. Central WA has some cool sights as well. In the blink of an eye, Lake Spokane is FULL! Snow is melting quickly as we heat up over here to 79 by Saturday!
Thanks, Terri! I love the all the natural diversity to be found in our state! We also are expecting our first heat wave of the year with temps in the upper-seventies as well! We will take advantage of it! 🙂
Oh My 🙂
Thanks for the scenic trip through Washington! Beautiful photos! 😊🌺
So glad you enjoyed it! 😍 I only scratched the surface. Too many pictures to choose from!
I’ve never been up there, Susanne, and that is my loss! So many beautiful places, wow! Wonderful photography. ❤️
Thanks so much, John. There’s a lot of variety so it was really hard to pick just a few pictures.
You’re welcome, Susanne. ☺️
Absolutely stunning! I bow to the creativity of the universe! The Northwest is extraordinary! Thank you for sharing your images. Hugs, C
Aw thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures! 🙂
Beautiful photos Susanne. There’s so much to see and appreciate in Washington State!
Thanks, Graham. I have so many pictures it was hard to pick just a few!
Breathtaking! And I love the marmot!!
Thank you! That was such a friendly marmot!
Amazing scenery and wildlife 😍
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Beautiful pics, lovely post of our beautiful Mother Earth.
Thanks so much!
You definitely have it all on your doorstep, Susanne. No need to travel far to enjoy the splendour.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. When we no longer feel like traveling further afield we’ll have everything we want to see right here!
What a wonderful gallery from your home state! I see places I recognise from our visit and many others I don’t think we managed to get to, especially in the east of the state. You live in a beautiful part of the world for sure 😀
Thanks so much, Sarah! 😊 I mainly included pictures from the west side since that’s where I live. Even then it was hard to pick just a few to represent the state!
Nice photos, Susanne, and don’t worry about being late for Earth Day. Every day is Earth Day.
Thanks, Don. A beautiful place for us to dwell. 😊😊
The only place better than Washington State in my mind is Oregon. 😀 😀
It’s definitely a great neighbor and a wonderful place to visit!!
We do live in a gorgeous part of the country 😀
Yes!! Hooray for the Pacific Northwest!
You do live in a gorgeous part of the world. We loved exploring Washington State on our motorcycle when we lived in Vancouver. Your photos are fabulous!
Thank you so much! I love the Pacific Northwest!
Beautiful photos. I trained for at NCO academy at Fort Lewis and I went to Mount Rainier three time. So beautiful. I free-climbed and I saw so many beautiful places.
Thank you so much! Mt. Rainier has so much to offer. I’m glad you enjoyed our little corner of the world.
I was station at Fort Ord, California. I had my Big Sur near. Another place of great beauty. You are welcome Susanne.
Big Sur is wonderful too! And thank you for service. 😊
Thank you for the kind words dear Susanne.