Partly sunny today as days ahead are promised to get better and better. Still in all, this was a great ride up through the Skagit Flats. Skagit County is just north of our Snohomish County.
A few bits of flora were about, but not much yet.
Skagit County is more rural and has lots of farms and a few ranches along the way. I could not stop for EVERY type of fauna that I saw as I was riding with two friends, and did not want to intrude on their enjoyment of riding by stopping too much. I did get some of the lingering trumpeter swans (I heard them trumpeting so that is why I am pretty sure they were).
I include both photos so you can see that I was on my bike ;’-)
I enjoy seeing the old farm houses and outbuildings and often think of the stories they hold. Some add a picturesque view to the world.
While I was enticing the horse to come near by offering it some of my apple slices (which s/he loved), Cindy was sure to snap a photo of who she called the ‘horse whisperer’ ;’’-). In that outfit I did not feel the need to include my bike in the photo.