More often than not, I take for granted the natural beauty of the area where I was raised. I was recently reminded of how lucky I am when some friends dropped me off at home and couldn’t stop commenting on our gorgeous surroundings.
Living in a small town affords us the luxury of always having an ample yard and my family has always gravitated toward properties that offer a bit of privacy as well. It doesn’t hurt that my mother has the greenest thumbs of anyone I know and constantly maintains exquisite gardens.
I finally gave in to the desire to take advantage of the magical late afternoon sunlight and get some photos of my own home (felt a little weird, but whatever), and since my SLR is currently without battery, it was an exercise in point-and-shoot photography.
If I have to be “stuck” somewhere for a few months, it could be a LOT worse! This’ll be my home for the next 3 months, and summer in central Washington is pretty wonderful. I’ll happily play hostess if anyone wants to pay me a visit!