Another Beautiful Day in the Mountains

This is a view of our drive looking down on to the city of Wenatchee or one side of it.  Across the street is the corner of the park where Joe and Luke ride their bikes and Sally loves to go and run with them.  I took these pictures with my phone and then the only way I know of to put them on my Mac, so I can put them on the blog is to send the pictures one at a time by email to myself,  From there I can drag them onto my desk top and then it easy to put them on the blog.  It takes 24 hours for the pictures to come into my email so I had to send them yesterday and got them this afternoon.  I don’t know why it takes so long but no trouble I have lots of that.
This looks straight across at the park  with the city beyond.  You can see the mountains on all sides of Wenatchee.  Leavenworth where Holly works in up into the mountains.   They say it is a pretty  place in the summer but this time of the year it is pretty bleak, just like New Hampshire where I grew up.  I never thought that was bleak but now I know it was.  

These are the neighbor’s skidoos  There is no snow here but just  a few miles up into the mountains there is plenty and most people here either ski or go ski-dooing.  I guess I would have done that 50 years ago myself but now I break too easily. I did then too but I didn’t know any better so went right back for more when I broke my leg. 

This is looking back at Joe and Holly’s town house.  There are three floors.  There are about a dozen of these places here and boy when the wind howls the tall houses rock and roll.  Most of the time there is no breeze at all here but when the weather comes blowing up from the south, the wind can really blow.  As Luke says’ That Wenatchee is trying to be an Oklahoma  wanta’ be “.  They are nice new apartments, very nice and snug,  

This is the road between the row of town houses we are in and the other side or row of town houses.   If you look in the distance you can see Saddle Back Mountain.  That is where Landen likes to go hiking,  He and his friend went up there again last week and called us from the top.  He stood right in the saddle and waved.  He asked if we could see him but for me I could not see them but Luke swore he could see the two little dots, he pointed them out to me and I guess I did see them when they left.  At least the two little dots on the top weren’t there when they left so I guess I did see them, maybe.  Anyways that is the view I have from my bedroom window.  I took some pictures from there too and I’ll show you them now. 

Here is the view I see out of my bedroom window.  Luke says it is awful because the neighbors don’t keep their yards picked up and one even has a soda can collection all over the back yard.  There must be a hundred cans in the pile.  It reminds me of the view out out picture window in Peterborough, NH.  We could see East Mountain and it was beautiful but all most people could see was the back of Joe Russell’s old barn, They thought it was ugly but I thought it was quaint and I never saw it anyways I looked to the mountains beyond.  And I do that here, I see the mountains and all the empty spaces, beautiful trees and beautiful sky.  Who cares what the back yard is like, look up not down, see beauty not man made messes.  Also from the bed you don’t see down the side of the house.


This is what Luke sees when he looks out my window.  He is always afraid that power pole will blow over in the wind but it doesn’t even shake as far as I can see.  At first I did see that but now I never see it and it is rather interesting.  I wonder who thought of that wiring?  The” can collection” is in the yard just to the right of that pole, I think that is the wiring for their house.  Lori, what would Tom think of that?   I asked Luke about the garden and all he said was, there are no tomatoes now anyways.  Luke doesn’t like tomatoes and I  guess that was all Luke could see in the garden.

Here  is a better view of the garden,  You see I do have screens on my windows.  

And there is some mess in some of the yards but after all that is their back yards and meant to be used.I think he is too picky. I guess that does it for the tour around my little world.  I still have two weeks so maybe I can get some more and better pictures of the area.  The mountains are interesting how they change from what looks like sand dunes here in Winatche to the rugged steep rock mountains of Leavenworth.

Have a great day

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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1 Response to Another Beautiful Day in the Mountains

  1. DONALD HANN says:

    Joe Russell’s barn was the backstop for our baseball and kickball games that we played there as kids. It did serve a purpose .

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