over the mountain

Yesterday after the dishwasher was emptied and the linens were laundered we decided to go for a ride over the mountain. We live in a valley and we are surrounded by mountains that are covered in snow through the winter months. Within a half hour we can be in a beautiful winter wonderland and forget that in the valley down below we had mostly a green Christmas.
The rode we travelled was virtually empty except for some tobogganers and ATV's. My beloved asked me a few times if I was nervous . .. .nope. Keep going. I clicked away with my camera. Terry just smiled.

Who knows how far we would have gone if it had not been for the abandoned truck in the middle of the road. The ride over the mountain hasn't changed that much over the years. It's still as magical as I remembered it.
Terry backed the truck down the hill for a mile until he could find a place to turn around. What a guy.

At the base of the mountain is a railroad track. We waited for the train. . . .just because we could. No rush, no scurrying about . . .just chatting about the last few days.
Today, we're out and about looking for some fun. Have a wonderful day my friends.


  1. Oh what lovely pictures!!! The snow scenes are just gorgeous! i'm glad you got out for that drive.

  2. The snow beneath the boughs looks like a setting for a magical event.
    I love just driving around with my man too. Simply blissful to have someone else handle the driving, and conversations without interruptions (at least when B. leaves the work cell phone at home.)

  3. There is nothing like a world covered in the silent beauty of snow! We are high enough that we went to bed Christmas Day gazing at the winter wonderland outside out bedroom window... but sadly the warmer weather had melted the snow off the trees by morning...
    Beautiful photos... Lovella...

    We too love to go for 'drives' and I always stop for a train ...even if I DO have time to sneak through!!

    Hope you find some fun !!!

  4. Great snow pic's, Lovella! And I like your new header.

    It looks like we had more snow at this end of the valley yesterday than you did. I'm sure it is white all around you by now.

    Hope you have a fun day!

  5. Beautiful snow shots! Enjoy your day!

  6. what a beautiful drive...
    lucky lucky you

  7. What a sweet ride you had...glad you got a breath of snow in the mountains.

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  8. Sounds like a fun day out in the snow...what lovely pics you captured, Lovella...and all with the new camera??

  9. Oh, how beautiful! The photos are marvelous (were they taken with the new camera?), the snow looks so peaceful and calm, and you were on a date with someone very special. What fun!

  10. The snow looks just like here - we had a fresh fall last night. I'm hoping to get some pictures with my new camera. So glad you were bale to have a relaxing day with Terry. We have one more celebration - a family shower tonight - then I can join you in the relaxing mode - I'm looking forward to it!

  11. I do so enjoy reading your blog. You have a way, through your words and pictures, of just taking us all there! Thanks so much!


  12. i like that you have an option to be in winter wonderland or not. we here in the praries are always in winter wonderland. the pictures are beautiful and so serene. how nice to make time for each other all the time. a vital tradition that i need to grasp hold of.


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