Three Things Thursday

Here are some photos from our recent trip to Winthrop, WA, in honor of Three Things Thursday, the purpose of which is to “share three things from the previous week that made you smile or laugh or appreciate the awesome of your life.”

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1. Floyd

Floyd
Floyd

This North American bison from Wyoming greets visitors just inside the door at Sun Mountain Lodge.

2. Mule Deer

mule deer at lodge
mule deer at lodge

The Methow Valley has one of the largest herds of mule deer in the country. A good portion of them gather to graze on the lawn of Sun Mountain Lodge.

3. Stunted Pine

Stunted Ponderosa pine
Stunted Ponderosa pine

Just a bit behind the deer in photo #2, this Ponderosa pine sits atop a hill. Because it is growing from a crack in the rock, it has remained small. It reminded us of a bonsai tree.