Thursday, July 31, 2008

SkyWatch/PhotoHunt : Cloud

SkyWatch is found here.

PhotoHunt is at TnChick's place.
Stop by at the Sky Watch blog to see who else has posted delightful photos including the sky today. Visit TnChick on Saturday to see the clouds. These two themes just magically come together this week as I have seen lots of wonderful skies while traveling.
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Living along the Ring of Fire, there is always talk of the potential for an eruption, but as we drove along east of the Sierras last week, I got a kick out of this small cloud providing its imitation of a threatening volcano.
So I asked my Hubby if that was Mt. Whitney. I'd been looking for Mt. Whitney. Those darn California mountains! Here in Washington you can see your big mountains--they stand out among the shorter ones. Mt. Whitney--only 85 feet taller than Mt. Rainier--is hard to identify because there are lots of others which are not all that much shorter surrounding it.
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I think it's one of these.

But I'm not sure if I got the right picture. Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the continental United States--the "Lower 48."

33 comments:

Judi~Gmj said...

Funn to read your post and good to see your mountians. :) Great sky watching.

Jules said...

Eeny Meeny Miney Moe, huh? Sometimes a geo-locator tuned to the mountain frequency would come in so handy, wouldn't it?

Aileni said...

The mountains sem to be shimmering in the hot air.

Suzanne said...

Happy SWF, how exciting to live near a volcano as long as it doesnt erupt. Happy SWF.

Alice said...

Hi. My dog Reba and I both love your photos, especially the "volcano", haha.

We have both posted our first SWF posts today. You will find them here:

My 1st SWF post is here: Sky Watch Friday

Or visit my whole blog: I Was Born2Cree8


Reba’s 1st SWF post here: Sky Watch Friday

Her whole dog blog is here: Reba’s Run

Napaboaniya said...

Beautiful clouds you've capture :)

Leora said...

Great mountains, whatever each one is called.

Anne-Berit said...

Amazing photos,you made it look like a reel vulcano!

CrazyCath said...

Great shots Katney! Love the mountains...

Snap Catch said...

lovely catch for SWF! mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy weekend!

Daryl said...

Purty scenery .. like a postcard!

:-Daryl

RuneE said...

It looks like it is "on the way"!

imac said...

Sure looks fierce.

nonizamboni said...

Either one is fine. I'm a Westerner transplanted to the Midwest so they look heavenly to me.Thanks for sharing!

TiOheM said...

Two birds in one stone. I was also thinking of doing this but decided otherwise.

Nice take and pictures.

esnorway said...

great pics have nice weekend

Aileni said...

That should be 'seem'. And ditto for PH.

ArneA said...

Mt.Whitney is over 4400 meters. I have only got to 3300 m, mY wife to 4100 and Rikke 6.000 m.

♥tnchick♥ said...

Wow, it does look like smoke coming out - had you not told otherwise, I would have believed it to be. BTW, those sheep are really cows =)

Dianne said...

The little puff of cloud does seem to be giving off a smoke signal! Gorgeous scenery!!
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Nita said...

Nice choice! Have a great weekend!

Cheers,
Nita

Sandy said...

Great pictures

Greyscale Territory said...

Laughed at your comments! I simply love pics of mountains, no matter what they are called!

Yvy's said...

other than clouds, mountains are my next fav objects to snap. ;) lovely!

http://www.mistyeiz.com/2008/08/02/fluffy-fluffy-clouds/

karen said...

great shot!

karen said...

great shot!

Paulie said...

If that's an active volcano, then I have seen greater the past couple years with Mt. St Helens! lol Pretty funny photo!

aliceaudrey said...

Looks like you had as many clouds to work with as I did.

Paulie said...

Just to let you know I got your email and replied so hope you get it.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Twogreat shots and info.. love the wispy cloud..:O)

Forgive this part of my comment as this is done by Copy & Paste.. but with over 300 to visit and check I am sure you will understand...
May I thank you on behalf of the Sky Watch team for your post this week and for helping to make Sky Watch special.
Tom :O)

Mary said...

Like the "pseudo" volcano shot :-) Lovely post of mountains, whichever ones they are.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh that is pretty i like the setting

Lilli & Nevada said...

Hey Katney,
Next month Nevada and i are going to Mt Angel and Silver Falls. Mt Angel is having there Octoberfest if you have nothing else planned maybe you can come up there and or to Silver Falls. It is Sept 10th,11th, 12, 13. maybe the 14th as well. We would like to go a couple of days to each place.
We are going to be taking some small trips this yr compared to taking off for the month of Sept