Friday, June 7, 2013

A SkyWatch

A few weekends ago--the one between hospital visits--we took a drive into the mountains. This was the view of Mt. Adams as we came through Yakima.
When we got to the mountains they were totally hiding, till on the way home I could see Mt. Rainier very clearly in the rear view mirror as we drove down the Valley.

Our Cascade Range plays hide and seek. We enjoy the days of a clear view of the peaks, and those when one might say "Mountains? What mountains?" as well. It is where our city got its name--Grandview--because we have a grand view, or not as the case may be.

I hope that the folks we met from St. Louis who had taken a day from their business in Seattle to see the mountains finally got to see at least one. They had struck out in finding a view of St. Helens, and also missed seeing Adams as they came over the hill. It did not look good for them to spot Rainier. They may have seen it from the city the next day.

I thought it was about time I posted a Skywatch. You will find other Skywatchers here, undoubtedly more regular about it than myself.


Joyful said...

Beautiful photo. Have a relaxing weekend.

RuneE said...

Magnificent mountain! We have no volcanoes in mainland Norway, but I have flown over St. Helens and seen (and shot!) Rainier from Seattle.

Liz said...

You can understand why it's called Grandview.

Merisi said...

Gorgeous view!