Spring Creek Ranch is a vacation rental property located in Winthrop, Washington in the bucolic Methow Valley. The ranch consists of sixty acres with three separate lodgingaccommodations. Spring Creek Ranch hosts numerous weddings and family reunions each year. Call Sarah @ 509-996-2495 to learn more.
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Two days ago I gave a tour around Spring Creek Ranch to a lovely couple from Seattle considering the ranch for their nuptials and I found myself having to promise that the ranch would indeed green up. I promised over and over that the tight buds would stretch open, thirsty for the warm sun and spring rains.
And in no less than twenty four hours (after they left- no less) we got a little bit of precipitation and warm sun and BOOM- it is almost as if I can watch the Cottonwood buds unfolding. It is a spectacular site and smell. Oh, the Cottonwood stands all over the ranch smell like glowing honey. Or at least what I imagine honey would smell like if it could glow.
So as the local temps soared through the 70 degree marker today I found our family in a brand new rhythm. No longer does ever voyage outside take 10 minutes to dress each member in the appropriate boots, gloves, hat and snow suit- no! Now crocs are the default footwear and the day became a flow between baseball, tennis(for the first time!), climbing rocks, then trees, flying a kite, chasing chickens and my favorite- the pre-dinner walk to the river.
Walking along the river before dinner, with a magnifying glass and leftover Matzoh. Does a Spring day get better than this?