Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mountain Magic

Late Monday afternoon, at the spur of the moment, we jumped into the car and headed to Snoqualmie Pass which is about 25 miles east on I-90. That's the same I-90 that ends around Boston! We were surprised at the amount of snow because there is no snow at our house at all.

Even more surprising were the pink snow-capped peaks, thanks to the setting sun.

We had heard about "pink snow" connected with Mount Rainier but had never seen it ourselves. How fun and how magical!

Here's a plane taking off, we hope to somewhere warm. Wouldn't it be great to capture these colors in yarn or fabric?

In no time at all the pink had faded into a dusty blue, and it was time to head home. For me it was yet another reminder to take joy in the moment. These beautiful minutes are all too fleeting and can escape entirely unnoticed! Carpe diem!

19 comments:

Jane said...

Thanks again for taking me on one of your getaways... love the pink you captured so well... have a great New Year!

Cranberry Morning said...

What beautiful scenery, especially the pink tinge of the mountain tops! What a fun little escape! I love it that you're still always thinking fabrics and yarn. :-)

Dee said...

Beautiful pictures, but even better memories.

Yesterday I wish I had my camera with me. In one of the small trees at the shopping center a ring-neck dove was hunkered down and all fluffed up. It would have been a great 365 Project picture.

But even without the "proof" --- it was a great find.

Kathy A. said...

That is indeed magic! I have never even heard of pink snow. Thanks for showing it to me.

Lynn said...

I've never heard of pink snow either but it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pics.

Lanette Marie Photography said...

yes, very pretty! Makes me think Kendall and I need to get out more LOL Mom is doing fine Judy, her surgery went well last night and she will actually hopefully be released sometime today. Hope you are good too!

Pringeling said...

very pretty colors. The snow doesn't impress me much, we have about one meter here in Tromsø (north in Norway).

But the roads! We have only two fields (is that right? You have three I see), one go north the other one south. My highway is a little bit smaller then yours!

Love the toy you've blogged on saturday (dunno the english word, though)

Have a nice weekend

ps. pardon my english :P

hakucho said...

Breathtaking!! You should have stayed on I-90 and you could have visited me ;)

ROZ said...

What wonderful scenes and great photos!

Lapplisor said...

Have a nice trip did you do dear Judy.
With us the most of snow has melted, and there are zero temperatures.
The year has started well for you -all the best in 2011
♥ڿڰۣ♥ಌڿڰۣ«ಌ♥ڿڰۣ«ಌ♥ڿڰۣ«ಌ♥
Take care
♥☼♥Barbara♥☼♥

Rian said...

How beautiful. Lovely photos...I'm goin now to put on some mittens, it looks cold.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What beautiful photography! and lovely scenery to capture! Like your new toys, and glad you feel up to travel again!

Janet said...

Terrific photos. I love the pink snowcaps. Each time you share a trip it makes me want to visit your area.

Pam Kellogg said...

Judy, these are such beautiful photos! And if snow were really pink, I'll bet I'd like it better! LOL!

Hope you're feeling well. Thinking of you!

Hugs, Pam

Judy D said...

Awesome photos! We live in a pretty awesome state don't we??

Linda said...

What a beautiful drive. I think the pink on the mountains is very pretty...I never seen anything like that before.

deb said...

wow...soooo pretty!!!!!!! never heard of pink snow...thanks for sharing!!!!

Susan said...

How beautiful that is. It reminds me, yet again, that I live in foothills.

Kathy said...

Enjoyed your pictures - even with the snow. :) You know my love for snow.....NOT!