I watch a lot of movies. I watch a lot of movies with friends. Often, when I am watching movies with my friends, there will be at least one shot within the film, and I’ll feel the unquenchable need to inform everyone present that the landscape onscreen “Looks like Washington”.
So, in order to explain this obsession, I took an obnoxious amount of pictures on my last trip across the state.
I hope you’re ready for the slideshow.
(Here’s a soundtrack, for your listening needs.)
If you’ve ever wondered what the hill from the default background of Windows XP would look like near around harvest time, wonder no more:
Or what it would look like around harvest time, but also, with a barn!
Washington: West of Farmland
“They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard!”
We could follow them, but let’s stop in wine country instead.
Or if you’d rather be dry as a desert…
Crossing the Columbia River:
Where we farm windmills.
Entering the foothills:
The first glimpse of
Rohan the mountains.
(Says friend: “I’ve always identifited strongly with the Rohirrim. They probably listen to alt-country.”)
Oh Look! Another River! It’s pretty!
Ten points for horses!
The mountains. They’re pretty gorgeous.
The Pacific Ocean.
Seriously. Washington is *beautiful*.