Sunday, May 3, 2009

THE MOUNTAIN

Somewhere I read that you can tell a Seattle-ite when they say, "Is the mountain out?" Mount Rainier is what they mean, even though we have lots more mountains from which to choose.
Mount Rainier
Once you've lived here for a few years though you come to realize that this particular mountain dominates the landscape from many different places. I am always amazed to look up and see it on I-90 near Issaquah, on I-5 from Seattle, from the UW campus, from the air, from a variety of bike trails; it is just THERE....unless it's cloudy, and then it disappears.
from Gig Harbor
But I think I love it most at twilight.
Night is coming.

4 comments:

Kathy A. said...

What lovely photos. Mt Rainier looks regal in every one!

Linda said...

What fabulous photos...especially the last one. Now I want to see it in real life...
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Cat said...

Rainier looks almost like a cloud in the sky.

When I lived in the Portland area, the saying was, "If you can see Mt. Hood, it's going to rain."

The valcano mountains are gorgeous.

Plays with Needles said...

What a beautiful view you have! Has it ever inspired any of your work?