Winter has it’s own color scheme around the Pacific Northwest. This year, the weather has been extraordinarily mild. It is the first year that I can remember with such little snow in the mountains. What would normally would be blanketed in snow, is a stark grey or covered in the frozen frosting left in the morning after a clear night. For some reason, the grey makes reds pop for me. Here are a couple of wandering shots from my mini-break with my favorite – The Natural Ginger while hanging out at Lake Cle Elum and the always beautiful Ritter Farms.