Went on a hike last week on a different section of the logging trail. This time we decided to take the road less traveled.
We soon found out why it was less traveled...
It was mostly uphill ... It took us two hours going up... and less than an hour coming down... talk about leg muscles getting a workout!
A rock or a snow bank rest stop...
Snow banks make the best rest stops! Even the dogs appreciated a chance to catch a breath!
As we were driving this past Saturday on our way into Spokane, my daughter spotted this bald eagle in the field right by the road. I just happened to have my camera with me, so we were able to get a few great shots of this amazing creature!
After a few minutes, the eagle decided that he had enough of our camera snapping pictures, and took off.
The eagle as he was taking flight to get away from our clicking camera!
The eagle came to land in a tree right above our car, where I got a few more great shots!
After stopping to see the eagle, I thought it would be nice to drive down to the nearby lake, and see if there were any more eagles to be seen. We didn't see any more eagles, but we did see some ice fishermen out on the frozen lake. I was surprised that this lake was still frozen over!
The beautiful sunset over Lake Eloika, in Washington.
Washington is full of lakes, just as Idaho is. You can't drive very far in this area without seeing a sign announcing a lake ahead.
This is Diamond Lake. It was hard to find a place on this lake to take a picture, because there are houses around the entire lake. The only open view you have is in front of a small lakeside park. The rest of the lake is surrounded by homes built so close together that you could stand between them and stretch out your hands and touch the sides of both houses. I was incredulous at how many houses they have built so close together around this lake. Although it does have an amazing view of the mountains, I don't think I would want to have a home on this lake, because of the "house crowding".
So... I am off to get my house duties done... so that I can enjoy this day to the fullest... May your day be full of the goodness of the Lord and may His many blessings be your song of joy!
Psalms 90:14 says it well, "O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days."