Thursday, July 07, 2005

Round Robin Photo Challenge - Summer

The photo challenge this time is "Summer." I already had it in my mind where I wanted to go and get pictures but with my vacation there just wasn't enough time. I had hoped to find something while on vacation but I just didn't quite see anything that screamed "Summer" to me. So, I dug through my archive of photos and came up with two or three that I thought about sharing but then I changed my mind and decided to go with something from my vacation to keep the momentum up of sharing my experience.

On my plane trip up to Seattle, I was stunned as we flew over snow-covered mountain tops. I was also kicking myself in the butt because my camera was stuck in the overhead baggage and I couldn't get pictures of the incredible scenery that I was seeing. I rectified that on the plane trip back though. I even got a picture of Mt. St. Helen's!

However, the two pictures that I decided to share for the challenge are from the ground. Actually, it's more like a picture from the water taken from a ferry that we took over to Bainbridge Island.  It is of the regal Mt. Rainer. Apparently, it is the tallest mountain in the Cascades. And, a magnificent sight it is. I felt very fortunate to get to see it several times because according to locals she shows herself at whim. I guess what a picture of her means to me is the antithesis of Summer though because I was quite enthralled by the idea that there are areas in the Continental U.S. that are still snow-covered in the middle of the Summer.

As such, I present her majesty, Mt. Rainer:

And for a grainy, close-up:

For more interpretations of "Summer" click on this link for links to other participants in the challenge.


judithheartsong said...

beautiful!! Someday I will make it there:):):) judi

lisaram1955 said... the mountain DID come out while you were here!  Wish you'd have been able to drive all the way down to my place.  You might have seen three mountains at once!  Lisa :-]  

babyshark28 said...

Ahhh, yes the majestic Mt. Rainer!  what an absolute stunner of a mountain.  We catch a glimps here and there from our house once in awhile.  I love the mountains that surround Washington, everywhere else I have lived, I always have missed  those rocky beasts.   they remind of silent guardians.  Well, except for Mt. St. Helens, she's the rebellious one. :)

Glad you got a great veiw from the plane, I caught a great view when I flew to Reno in December.  It's breathtaking. :)
I love the grainy close-up!

freeepeace said...

Oooh beautiful - both views.  I wanna go!  

olddog299 said...

Robbie, when I lived in Seattle I was first awed and then came to love that mountain looming over me. So much so that I ended up in Bellingham so I'd have another, even closer, looming over me as I built the condominiums that overlooked the harbor.
Thanks for sharing.


ryanagi said...

I have some amazing photos of Mt. Rainer taken from a flight several years ago. I know exactly the view you are talking about. :-)

sepintx said...

Mt. Rainer looks like a mirage floating in the distance. Cool shots!

deabvt said...

Robbie is everywhere!

geminiwilder said...

that's wild.  looks like just clouds!  

robbie, dyin' to hear, who's the beautiful baby!??!!  

xo Phin

txsguinan said...

Love Her Majesty ~ Love Her Grainy Close-up!

Now about that 'momentum' re: sharing the experience....  ;D

sunflowerkat321 said...

What a beautiful place.  I'm glad you decided on these.

deveil said...

I miss your neck of the woods every time I see these kinds of wonderful shots.


sonensmilinmon said...

I LOVE the pictures and I'm one who happens to be blessed with enjoying her beauty on a fairly regular basis - when she so desires to show herself.  :-)  I have several pictures of Mt Rainier in my jrn - I NEVER get enough. :-)