Acres Of Inspiration

What did he just say?

“I am thinking of going into Agriculture.”

The back roads of Skagit Valley were enjoyed by my older son and myself on a slow paced day of gorgeous farmlands!

The back roads of Skagit Valley were enjoyed by my older son and myself on a slow paced day of gorgeous farmlands!

“What do you mean becoming a farmer?” Knowing all too well that my son had all ready given me 20 other occupations he had been investigating at the university. This time he sounded really serious.

As we finished our conversation I felt a twinge of excitement living vicariously through my son’s ideas and potential future career path.  After all hunting, searching,  and hoping are just the beginning as we progress though life and its many decisions.

Our conversation was two days ago and I could not help to think about it as I decided to take a day trip to Padilla Bay Reserve.  The weather was perfect and I knew it would be a beautiful drive on the back roads of the Skagit Valley here in Washington State.  There was much to see in the wetlands including up to 55,000 migrating birds!

Agriculture is a major component of these parts of our state from small organic gardens too much larger farms.  Follow me though the back roads just north of Seattle and see all the possibilities. Exploring these acres of inspiration brought to mind  that it is good to see countryside preserved.  Thinking that my son may be interested in being a part of a movement in his generation to roll up his sleeves and keep our lands protected made me awful proud.

The slow paced drive through the farmlands of Skagit Valley are eye candy to the nature and wildlife enthusiast.

The slow paced drive through the farmlands of Skagit Valley are eye candy to the nature and wildlife enthusiast.

 

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11 thoughts on “Acres Of Inspiration

  1. Garden Walk Garden Talk

    That is a wonderful aspiration of Luke’s. I wish he could experience it one day. Your photos are beautiful, the birds are lovely. I do have to mention though, watch the color saturation in your editing. The last photo looks more colorful than real life I think.

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      I think you meant Elijah. : ) Yes. Auburn University is a leader in agriculture. We will see! I have to tell you about that last photo! I took it in the car going 50 mph! Well I wasn’t driving…haha I actually thought about that saturation and wanted to talk with you about that sometime. : )

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      1. Garden Walk Garden Talk

        Oh sorry, my dyslexia. I thought in post you were talking about Luke. Elijah could very well make a difference if if chooses that field. Knowing that food is getting harder to grow with climate change around the world and there is an ever growing population, we need people schooled in agriculture and environmental studies.

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  2. alesiablogs Post author

    Its OK. I know having a photo of Luke up on the post probably would make someone think I am talking of him. I just know you know him! haha I hope you are having a great day! Miss you to hang out with!

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