First of all, here is a close-up look at the wonderful little city of Victoria (I did not take this photo)
And this is another view of the same city. From my side of the border. High atop Hurricane Ridge. (Victoria is the hazy little city across the water. You see it, right?)
We did a little hike on my day off this week. Well, we were led to believe it was a "little" hike. Only 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 750 feet. Hubby is quite sure that it was more like 4.5 to 5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 3,000,000 feet. Approximately.
But it was so worth it.
Olympic Mountain Peaks
I know it's only water--but it's unceasingly beautiful, isn't it?
Butterflies? Do not like to hold still to have their pictures taken. Bastards.
Neither do chipmunks. In fact, the way they scurry and dart and continually search and get easily distracted? It's like they're smoking crack. I'm just sayin'.
Bambi patiently waited for me to take my little picture and leave him alone.
So did he.
And so did she : )
Everything was in bloom and the smell was refreshing and heavenly!
Avalanche Lily. I think . . .
A red flower of some sort. Accompanied beautifully by lupine.
It was a day to give thanks just for being alive.