Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Watchful Eye

Everything that we do around here, is under the watchful eye of Mt. Rainier. Alot of natives to this area--including my husband!!--wonder why I would ever want to leave this place, with its humidity, mold, and rain...eh hem...I mean its mountains, rivers, and woods!!! The mountain is beautiful to look at, but when we had a rather significant earthquake, about seven years ago, the first thing I did was to run outside and see if the mountain was erupting...and I wonder why the horses are so paranoid (lol)!The scary thing about living in a valley beneath the foothills, is that when/if the mountain does erupt, the resulting mud flow will come rushing down several of the glacier fed rivers--like the ones my previous posts!!--and kill us all...I mean cause a lot of damage!!
It is a beautiful sight though, and I feel blessed to be able to see it on a daily basis; when it is not raining, or just chronically overcast, as is frequently is around here. To give you an idea of how close we are to this monster...I mean beauty...as the "crow flies," it is about 42-50 miles away.
The above picture was taken on the cross/side street next to ours. We live on a dead end street, that has a big patch of trees, which block most of our view during the summer months. There are those darn trees getting in my way again:) We can see most of it in the fall and winter...when there are no clouds that is!!
On another note...I spent ALL day at the logger's rodeo yesterday, so stay tuned for some pics of my big, bad, brother-in-law!!

5 comments:

Cowboys, Kids, and Sunsets said...

What a beautiful view! Now that's what everyone should be so lucky to see every morning!

The Knutson's said...

Thats funny...I was thinking the same thing about the landscape around your arena!!! I think that sometimes I get so caught up in living anywhere but here, that I forget to enjoy the beauty that is around me. I still yearn for different scenery though...I can't help it:)

Pony Girl said...

Beautiful mountain....when the clouds aren't hiding, lol! ;)

Pony Girl said...

One more thing...yes, it's easy to take for granted where you live, and covet what someone else has where they live. For example, in my blog pics, there are SO many trees, people probably think I live in a rainforest! I love seeing the blog pics from people who have open land and fields forever.
I guess the grass is always greener....:)

The Knutson's said...

Pony Girl-Whoever came up with that saying was very wise (lol)! One day, both of us WILL have our very own "wide open spaces!"