Friday, August 31, 2007

This is one of the lakes on the north Cascade highway taken on our motorcycle trip in July.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Ranger and I went up to MT. Spokane Sunday and went for a little hike, it was hazy but still beautiful. I am not sure what lake this is.

This tower was near where we started our hike which is where the first ski lodge was at on the mountain.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Friday sunrise

Here are a series of sunrise pictures I took Friday morning, hope you enjoy them. Feel free to leave comments on any of my pictures,and thank you for visiting Ranger's and my blog.

Friday, August 24, 2007


These are the tanks behind the old service station in Clayton, it appears that they use to store the fuel above ground instead of underground like they do now.

I found this little guy in front of our house.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I don't know what this machine is or was but I love old machinery. I think I will go back and try some close up shots.

Saw the wild turkeys on the way to Clayton.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

baby Ranger

Here is Ranger when he was a baby , I am not sure how old he is in this picture as he didn't come to live with me until he was about 7 months old.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

more clayton

Here are a few more shots of the old service station at Clayton.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Ranger and I were up around Clayton and found this old gas station, I remember when gas was this price I wish it was still this cheap.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


These pictures were taken near Silver creek in Leadpoint.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

This is the Columbia River as it flows out of Canada into the US. A few miles down stream it turns into Lake Roosevelt which is about 130 miles long, it is the water backed up by Coulee dam.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Ranger and I invited my father-in-law,and nephew, to go on a picture taking journey with us,so we went north Colville, about 70 miles from home and had breakfast at Arby's , and then north from there to the Canadian border. We went via Deep Lake and Leadpoint , you can still find Leadpoint on some maps. Then we traveled back along the Columbia river to Kettle Falls and then home. About a 250 mile round trip. Ranger and I had a great time, thanks Don and Luke for going with us.

This is Silver Creek at Leadpoint.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Sunrise in July

Another beautiful sunrise in July taken from my driveway.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Mount Baker Washington taken on our motorcycle trip in July. Ranger was sad because he didn't get to go, but he was very excited to see me when I got back.

Monday, August 6, 2007

This is Tasha Ranger's friend.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The last of Leavenworth

Here are the last Leavenworth pictures for awhile, hope you enjoy.

I didn't notice that this butterfly was missing a part of it's wing until I got the picture on the computer, it is still very beautiful.

Another of the many beautiful flowers that are everywhere in this little town. You can't capture the beauty of all the hanging baskets with a camera , you need to go and see them in person.

This was taken at O'Grady's where we ate most of our meals.

This is the Wenatchee River taken from the park that is on the edge of Leavenworth, about a three min. walk from down town. This is the place to be on a hot day as there are many swimming spots in the park.

I just thought this guy was cool and very big, and he was nice enough to turn and look so I could get a good picture of him.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Leavenworth is a lot of fun at the foot of the Cascade mountains there are lots of opportunity's for hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, and all the winter activity's too.

There were two people doing carriage rides downtown, this guy was nice enough to pose for a picture.

This is O'Grady's not exactly a Bavarian name, but the food is very delicious. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The setting is beautiful, it is only about two miles out of town, well worth the drive. They have inside and outside seating, Ranger prefers the outside seating, they also have a gift shop.

This is the view at the end of the seating area that is in the previous picture.

Friday, August 3, 2007

more Leavenworth

I haven't had time to post any pictures the last couple of days so here are a few more pictures from Leavenworth hope you enjoy.

This goat was in a pen on the west end of town

Another view of downtown.