Thankfulness Thursdays: Week 5 - Pacific Northwest Scenery

It is time for another installment of Thankfulness Thursdays.  I've only managed to participate twice out of the four weeks it has been going so far.  I just keep juggling things without really making much progress towards being prepared.  I'm going to work harder on that.

This week I am thankful for the lovely scenery here in the Pacific Northwest.  I am from the South, and even though we moved around a lot, I never really remember seeing such beautiful landscapes when I was a kid.  The mountains (Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens are visible from my area) continue to look like movie backdrops to me even though I have lived here for twelve years now.

We recently took a scenic drive to Hood River, Oregon.  The views on the way are just gorgeous.  Snow-capped mountains, tree-covered mountains, large rock formations, and the Columbia River.

I want to constantly stop and get out to take photos.  On one such drive, we even saw an abundance of windsurfers all out playing in the choppy water.  It is a wonder they didn't run smack into each other.

Even though it rains here a majority of the year, I still feel fortunate to have such beautiful surroundings as the norm.  It recharges my batteries and makes me feel at peace when I take in the pretty visions of nature.

What are you thankful for this week?


  1. Absolutely stunning and definitely something worth being thankful for!!! So much beauty around you. I am so glad you stop and take it in...and take pictures! Something about the beauty of nature that can stop you and bring you to such a place of peace. It is a beautiful thing and you are very lucky to be so close to it on a daily basis! So glad you linked up this week! xo Ashley

  2. Thank you! I am glad I linked up this week too. I'm going to try to stay on top of things better. It is that pesky Time Management again. lol