Monday, August 16, 2010

The Beautiful Pacific Northwest

I usually feel fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest.  Typically our weather is mild, summer or winter.  However, I just started a week of vacation and for the past few days we've had a heat wave. Yesterday, it was 86 degrees in the shade at 10:30 am.  I know, I know, some of you in hotter parts are thinking WHAT?? You call that a heat wave?  Yep, we do.  When our average high is at most 75, this is a heat wave.  Today is supposed to hit the mid 90's, cooling tomorrow to the mid-high 80's... back to normal by the middle of the week.


That said, I live between the water and the mountains.  Most of you don't have this to the east...

Bellingham Bay-part of the Puget Sound















OR

Mt. Baker - from my field















this to the west...  I'll put up with the heat wave, it'll be over before you know it and we'll be back to our mild weather.  I wouldn't live any place else.

3 comments:

  1. Your post made me think of my visual to both the east and west and what I see is my neighbours' homes, up close and personal. Your panoramic view is simply divine!

    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  2. Beautiful pictures! Makes me miss home...

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  3. Hmm... I think we used to live very close to each other!! I really miss that view. The view from our current condo in BC is nice, but not quite as captivating as a snow-peaked Mt. Baker!

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