Sunday evening we decided to take Smarty for a ride in the car. He’d been for three rides with Don the day before but I don’t think his weekend feels complete unless he gets to go somewhere with his mom and dad. (Yes, we call ourselves Mom and Dad to the dog!)
We’d only gone a few miles when the sky began to clear after an extremely dark and rainy day. Since it was suddenly sunny and not raining, I suggested we stop and take Smarty for a short walk at Silver Lake. The sky was so very March-like with sun and dramatic rain clouds drifting around, which made it perfect for taking photos with the HDR setting on my iPhone camera. Silver Lake really isn’t as pretty as it looks here, being a lake surrounded by houses and apartments on one side and a busy road on the other. It sounds and looks very city-like, with the constant noise of traffic and some sketchy-looking people around. And it was very cold! Still, I enjoyed being out at sunset with the skies looking as dramatic as they were.
Next weekend, I’m hoping to go on a longer adventure up to the tulip fields in the Skagit Valley. The weather, as usual for spring, is making planning this difficult. Every time I look at the forecast for the weekend it’s different. First Saturday looked nice, now it looks rather iffy and Sunday looks better, although nowhere near as nice as the rest of the work week looks. I love how changeable our weather is in the spring but it sure makes it hard to plan anything!