Here in the Pacific Northwest we get lots of clouds and an occasional shower. (We are just now shaking off from the rainiest winter EVER.)
It doesn’t rain here 365 days of the year although it may seem like it from where I sit… and I sit along the beautiful Columbia River between the Coastal Mountain Range and the Cascade Mountain Range. I am surrounded by beauty… and sometimes I even get to see it.
I have lived in the PNW my entire life. So I’m used to not seeing the mountains for extended periods of time. But, I know they are there. It’s a lesson in faith. You don’t always have to see to believe.
I found I missed my mountains terribly when I took a trip to Florida a few years ago. (Hi Jeannie!) The one thing I distinctly remember…besides the beautiful sun filled days by the pool and long chats… was everything being flat. Pancake flat…
There were NO mountains to gage direction by. The highest point I experienced was the freeway overpass.
Back here at home, a mountain is like the North Star. Point me towards any mountain and I’ll know which direction I’m heading. Mountains make me feel at home… because it IS home. Anyway…
Four days ago the clouds decided to part, the sun peeked out, and the mountains made their grand appearance. After a winter of preparing for the spring reveal we are never disappointed. Crystal white peaks against a sky blue background is perfection in my book.
We have a term for this around here… The mountain is out today!
Even more special is that where I live, on exceptionally clear days, from certain areas we can have a Four Mountain Day! The peaks of Mt. Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams, and Mount Hood can all be seen at the same time. Outstanding!
I worry for those who don’t have the magic of mountains in their backyards.
But I have a plan. I’ll share mine because…
The mountain is out today!
Until next time… Cheers!