Archive for the ‘Mountains’ Category

Sunset in Seattle

There are a multitude of places in Cascadia where you can see a beautiful sunset and mountains, weather permitting. Here we can see the last bits of the sunset over the Olympic Mountains, from the North Beach neighborhood in North Seattle. We can agree that the view is typical — you always seem ot have […]

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Trains in the Columbia Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most scenic places in Cascadia. But despite all of that beauty, the area has successfully been a transportation artery for as long as there have been people here. Boat, train, and highway traffic co-exist with nature; sometimes more successfully than others. The train passes through at least […]

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Mount Hood in the Morning

It is still hazy on a Spring morning with the sun coming up. The city and the state come in layers: The mountain in the background. The hills of East Portland. A couple of buildings from the South Waterfront. And, finally, a bit of shrubbery next to the sidewalk on Terwilliger Blvd. Photo: Taken in […]

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Oso Landslide

You can read about a catastrophic event all you want, but it sometimes doesn’t really hit home until you see the destruction or the aftermath. I recently had reason to drive past the site of the 2014 Oso Landslide about 10 months after it happened. Seeing the size of the slide and the hill really […]

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Sunset Over Puget Sound

It’s really hard to pass up the opportunity to take photos at sunset, especially if the evening is as beautiful as this. Somewhere between the bright sunshine and darkness is an amazing light show seen against the sky and the clouds. And indeed. Fifteen minutes later, it was dark. Photo: Taken at Richmond Beach Waterfront […]

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Whitehorse Mountain

The Cascades offer a multitude of mountains beyond those we can see from the city. Among those is Whitehorse Mountain, in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Darrington. While not really tall, it is an impressive mountain that is clearly visible from the town and the highway. Photo: Taken near Darrington on 29 January 2015.

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Don’t Stare

Your mother told you so. Well? Don’t stare at the sun! You might start thinking that it looks like one of those art pictures you made in elementary school. You know, the one with the rays coming out. In crayon. And one day, you will be on a beautiful bluff, overlooking Puget Sound and the […]

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Olympic Mountains at Dusk

As the sun is setting on a Summer day in Edmonds, the silhouette of the Olympic Mountains can be seen against the flaming orange sky. The Edmonds Public Fishing Pier can be seen in the foreground. Time for the small craft to return to port. Photo: Taken in Edmonds on 5 September 2014.

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Ferry Coming In

The ferries keep coming in and leaving all day. The fine crew of the Washington State Ferry M/V Kittitas is keeping close watch as the ship makes its final approach to the terminal in Mukilteo. In the background, to be hidden from my vantage point for a few minutes is the City of Everett, with […]

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End of a Day of Fishing

A boat is coming back into the Port of Edmonds Marina as the sun sets through the clouds. That’s quite a few fishing poles you have there! The Olympic Mountains can be seen poking their heads out through the clouds. Photo: Taken in Edmonds on 10 October 2014.

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