A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

North Central Washington

is where we are – and still enjoying the sunshine.

As we drove past the near-desert scenery we appreciated the similarities of our province and this state. 

Bit we haven’t  seen wind generators in BC (they may be out there, we just haven’t seen them), though we have in southern Alberta.  Reality – you need wind for wind generators – and wind there was!

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We’ve never been this close to these giants before, and were amazed at how huge they really are!

We drove past the Wild Horses Monument – sorry to say we weren’t able to stop, not seeing a good place to maneuver the trailers, but I retrieved these pictures from the internet:wild-horses-monument-melstone883889267_b36dc3ef06

And found this description:

A sculpture of 15 wild horses has crowned a barren Central Washington hillside for more than a decade, but the rusted sheets of steel still are an inspiring sight to travelers along busy Interstate 90.

The 200-foot line of life-size charging horses, the creation of David Govedare of Chewelah, Wash., captures a mystical spirit from a time when real wild horses roamed the steppes.

Titled "Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies," the scene symbolically re-creates the Great Spirit turning loose a herd of wild horses above the Columbia River's Wanapum Lake.

As we ate dinner a thunderstorm flashed and crashed over our heads – haven’t experienced one of those in a few years.  But we were snug under the canopy of our trailer and enjoyed this wonder of nature!

After the storm passed, the setting sun gave us promise of beautiful weather in the morning:

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And it does look like another beautiful day as we sit here over our breakfast.

Happy enjoyment of Mother Nature!     Blessings, Peg

3 comments:

  1. That is one of our favorite areas - the cliffs and canyons and then high above - the horses. We stopped there one time (didn't have a trailer) and it was glorious. Actually there is a huge parking lot at the base of the mountain and there were several trailers and 5th wheels there too - lots of space it seemed for turning around. Depends on your preferences I'm sure - but the scenery is worth the drive is you have a car.

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  2. I have heard of those Peg. That is magnificent. Glad you are having a great time. Be safe.
    QMM

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  3. That sculpture is amazing. How utterly beautiful - not, perhaps, as beautiful as the real thing, but pretty beautiful. I hope you enjoyed the storm. Keep having fun.

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