Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Love Affair With The Cascades

Hello everyone and hello to the new week :) Hope your weekend was nice. My kids are out of school for the summer and I have family visiting from India so its been busy at MDC :) One of the reasons why I love where I live is because of its proximity to the mountains. We are a few hours away from the Cascade mountains range. Every time I see the jagged peaks I am mesmerized by their beauty.

This weekend we drove two hours to a German village called Leavenworth which is nestled in the foothills of the Cascades. Leavenworth is a replica of a German village. Its touristy, its crowded and yet there is something fun and magical about this place. I have seen this picturesque town in every season and its pretty anytime of the year. However, this weekend the place looked happier as the streets were lined with flowering baskets in a myriad hues. Wherever I looked, these swaying baskets where vying for my attention :) Leavenworth is a place filled with laughter and smiles and I too caught the bug :) It was nice to get away from the humdrum of everyday life. Here are a few pictures.......

I did stop at a great home store and managed to take a few pictures. Stay tuned for a post about this lovely little place filled with delightful treasures!


A short stop for coffee en route....


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The pretty flowering baskets......



The town.....





A family enjoying a carriage ride......




Chocolates.....yum yum....




We spotted some pear and apple orchards on our drive back home....




Images: Copyright My Dream Canvas and taken by Me.


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6 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos of the Cascades Mountains and Leavenworth. Hubby and I visited this pretty city and loved it. Thanks for sharing, brought back great memories of our trip.

Suzan Sweatman said...

What gorgeous photos!
They belong in a travel magazine - just beautiful!
XOX

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Anu- I just love Leavenworth. We stayed there one night on our way home from British Columbia years ago. Your pictures are gorgeous- xo Diana

AB said...

Stunning photos. Love, love, love! Arundhati.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The Cascades are gorgeous. I've never been to Leavenworth, but it looks fabulous. I would love for you to link this up to my 170th Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/06/170th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

Swaram said...

Lovely!:)

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