Tuesday, October 13, 2009

House on a Hill

This was taken just outside Winthrop, Washington, while we were passing through on our mini-vacation. This picture is a good illustration of the enormous difference between western and eastern Washington. Our Cascade Range of mountains are cloud-trappers, keeping most of the moisture on the western side of the state, and leaving the eastern side quite arid. That dramatic difference is something I love about Washington-- there aren't many states where you can drive for a few hours and feel like you're on a different planet!


  1. Isn't it amazing? And look at those houses, clinging to the parched land.

  2. Love the expanse of mountainous land, stretching forever, what a grand place to live!