Monday, April 20, 2015
Riley's Day Earrings
Yesterday was my grandson, Riley's 5th birthday party! Riley, his dad (our son) and Riley's mom live in the eastern part of Washington State, while we live in the western part. The Cascade Mountain Range divides our state. On the west side, where we live, the climate is temperate and it rains a lot in the fall and winter. On the eastern side it is arid, with a steppe-like geography. It is very hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
So although we just live 4 hours away from one another, it was much warmer there yesterday, and there were many more flowers than on our side of the mountains. It was a delight to drive around and see pink and white dogwoods, huge lilac bushes, tulips and fruit trees in bloom. If you know me, then you know that I love flowers and that they are endlessly inspiring to me.