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.
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.