On my ride a couple of days ago I was able to capture part of the Cascade Mountains but there was no way to get my bike in the photo. The I realized, the bike was not a necessary part of this challenge ;’-).

Sorry for the power lines, but cannot get those out either.

One more to go and that would be the impossible “Sheep in Shade” wouldn’t it?

We went for a one night RV adventure and what should I spy…

OK — I am being a little deceptive here. I was not actually ON my bike when I spotted the sheep in shade. But we had our bikes on the back of the RV just in case we wanted to take a ride soon. So I was CLOSE to being within the rule, wasn’t I? I mean after all, a sheep in the shade is a sheep in the shade right?

I will close out this month’s challenge with just another photo or two of our one night getaway from the campground. Just to show you some beauty of the PNW. On a sunny day!

At some point soon I will add more to my blog — when my busy schedule allows over the next few days! Thanks everyone for this fun and creative month’s challenge! See you in March tra-la-la.


  1. By: Scooter Posted: February 22, 2020

    A great sheep shot. Definitely counts, in my book. And all that snow in the mountains! I haven’t been up that way in the winter in a long time. I’d forgotten what it can look like.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: February 22, 2020

    Thanks for accepting the sheep shot Scott! The snow capped mountains are gorgeous now that we can see them!!!!!

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 22, 2020

    Im fairly certain that is one of the Serta Counting Sheep you have there — great catch!!
    Part of that photo does look a little ‘tired’ so who knows?

    Beautiful photos!

    • By: NancyG Posted: February 23, 2020

      They sure did look like the Serta counting sheep! Good catch Rich.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: February 22, 2020

    Now that was a perfect and serendipitous sheep in the shade shot! Hope you had a great camping weekend with SUN!! Yippee! You will have to give me pointers on van-shopping. My plan is to buy and live in one as I near and enter retirement… that way I can be mobile and just drive away from terrible conditions. If it is smoky, I just go where it is not. When it is extremely hot in summer, I go where it is less hot (because it is hot everywhere in Oz in summer – or will be as climate change gets worse). This plan has been solidifying in my head over the past 3 years and was really cemented into a plan after this summer from hell when I so wanted to escape the smoke, heat and fires!

    • By: Suzanne Posted: February 22, 2020

      Oh, Em! What an exciting plan! I can imagine you living the life of a nomad in your van. Perfect for you.

    • By: NancyG Posted: February 23, 2020

      Em, that does sound quite exciting, and from what I have learned about you here, seems it would fit your lifestyle very well.
      The RV van we have is very basic — it does have a sink, fridge, and induction stove burner, but no shower or toilet, but we have a porta-potty for those middle of the night and early morning needs ;’-). We use the campground facilities for all else, of if gone for only 1-2 nights we hold off for shower at home.
      We LOVE our Pleasure Way Tofino RV. Looked a long time for something similar to the old VWs like one we had in the past no longer made or available here. Finally found this that they just came out with last fall. Ordered it at RV show and waiting a few months for it to be manufactured (in Canada) and delivered. Worth the wait, but sorry we did not find something like it earlier!

  5. By: Suzanne Posted: February 22, 2020

    Not just mountains, but gorgeous ones! As for the SiS, bike shmike I’d say!

    • By: NancyG Posted: February 23, 2020

      We are so fortunate to be surrounded with gorgeous mountains ;’-)

      I thought the same about bike schmike when I snapped the photo. I mean — what are the chances that I would EVER find an actual sheep in Shade!!

  6. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: February 24, 2020

    SiS SCORE! Well done! At least you had your bike in the near vicinity. It’s possible you could make a case for not getting it off the rack, because you were afraid you’d scare the little lambie away. I’m still looking for a sheep in our parts and have not much hope I’ll find one in the shade, but who knows? Both you and Suzanne have scored on that merit, so I may yet!
    The PNW is sure looking white and pretty up your way!! Glad you got out for a camping trip! Best time of year to go is before the campgrounds are packed with people. Cheers & happy pedaling.

    • By: NancyG Posted: February 25, 2020

      I had not thought for a minute that I would find a sheep let alone one in the shade!!!!! YOu should have seen me jump out of the van before the sheep could move an inch to one side or the other. Yes, you are right — I did not take my bike off the rack so not to scare away the sheep. That’s it.

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