Thursday, November 06, 2008

Country Roads


Last Sunday the kids were both at work and I was in dire need of some fresh cranberries from the bogs on the peninsula before they were all gone, so Riff and I decided to take a drive. We have been saying forever that we were going to explore the roads across the river on the Washington side and this seemed like a good day to do just that. First things first, we grabbed some fish 'n chips in Ilwaco and two gallons of fresh cranberries in Chinook, then off to explore.
October is my favorite month of the year but there is just something about November that speaks to my soul as well. There is still some color to be seen yet those bare branches raising their arms to the pewter sky are an incredible sight to behold. The air is still crisp and full of the scent of autumn, not yet just tired, dreary and wet. The geese are calling to each other in a symphony of sound, the raindrops splattering softly on the windshield as we drive. You will see that I have a love for photographs of country roads. There is something enchanting and magical down all of these roads, I can feel it. Can you?







Beautiful fall colors surrounded us, drawing our attention and camera lens time after time.


I think these are more than just mushrooms. Pretty sure they are little elf houses, don't you think?



We spotted some very interesting old buildings. Have you ever seen an A-frame barn before? I have now!



Riff grew-up in Deep River, Connecticut so we've always wanted to explore the Deep River area of Southern Washington. It consists of a few country roads and a very Deep River ~ gorgeous!



This ship was hauling a load down the Columbia River at a mighty fast clip. We could hardly keep up on the tiny little dirt road beside the river.
The covered bridge is, according to the sign, the last covered bridge left in Washington state, so we had to drive across it, of course!


May you all be blessed with country roads taking you home...

13 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great post!
I miss my WV country roads. Every now and then I HAVE to go visit!

Adrienne said...

Hi Paula -
Your adventure was wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us. I wish I could drop everything and head for those country roads. It looks like there's a lot to see!
~Adrienne~

ancient one said...

And today,in my neck of the woods, even on the familar roads, it was so pretty.. the sun shining just so on the colorful trees against a darkened sky...

Your photos were wonderful.. thanks for sharing...

Terri said...

You took some great photos there, girl!

Stacey's Treasures said...

I love country roads too!
You never know where they might lead you.
I have never seen mushrooms like that befor. I thought those where just in story books!

Adrienne said...

what beautiful pictures ...

Shelby said...

I absolutely LOVE Those fantastic looking mushrooms! I've never seen those!

Jeni said...

Beautiful pictures, Paula. And yes indeed, I'd say those mushrooms have to be elf houses! What else could they possibly be but that?

Sharon said...

What a lovely post!It's been far too long since I've paid a visit to you!Sharon in Salem

blop said...

Nice photos P....glad that you made it across the big river!

tipper said...

Paula-just WOW pictures. Love them all especially the church and the first one on the post so lovely-I do wish I could drive down those country roads. I'm glad you did and showed me the trip!

Mary said...

I love your post. The photos are beautiful. My favorite season is autumn and last week we had a full week of Indian Summer. Such nice weather. Now it is cold again and a few snowflakes fell today.

I'm glad you had such a good time and appreciate you sharing your photos.

Blessings,
Mary

happy zombie said...

What a great field trip!!! Hey... Tom got to help harvest cranberries a few weeks ago. Did he come home with cranberries?? Of course not! I may need to hop on over to Chinook too.