There is a small mountain near my home that provides beautiful views from the top of some of the area's lakes. I really enjoy going up there and looking out over the vistas. You can see lakes in Washington as well as some in Western Idaho. The 4th of July provided a wonderful day, so my husband, I, and another couple took a picnic lunch and headed for the mountain. My friend, Evelyn, had never been up on Mt. Spokane before, so I was excited to show her what beauty the mountain provided.
We stopped at a lovely spot to eat our lunch, then headed up the mountain. We parked at a parking lot and set out on the two mile walk to the top, stopping to look at the lovely flowers and hoping to find some huckleberry bushes along the way. The streams were running full, as the snow melt had just finished a few short weeks ago. There were wonderful photos to be taken as we ascended the road, and at one point we found this great rock formation. It just begged to be painted at the next painting opportunity. My husband snapped a photo and I filed it away for a week or so. This week provided the time for me to commit the image to paper and this small painting is the result. I have called it "They Withstood the Test of Time" in honor of the age of these old rocks.