Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Headbangers--the Other Side

I was the one who came up with the theme of "The Other Side" a few weeks ago when we were camping with the kids and my daughter wondered what was on the other side of the restroom window. It turned out to be:

I have thought since of what I could use as the other side.

Here in Washington (and in Oregon), there are two sides of the Cascade mountain range. On our side it is dry and we have weather extremes, on the other side it is wet and mild.

The view of a mountain can be disorienting when we view it from the other side. Let me show you Mt. Rainier from different sides.

from Bonney Lake

from Sunrise

near Paradise (Do you see that ridge on the right? Notice that it is the same ridge that is on the left from Sunrise.)

from Sunrise

another from Sunrise area

from Hwy 12--this and Packwood and Sunrise are MY side of the mountain

from Packwood

from Puyallup

I remember taking my Campfire group to a weekend sponsored by the Council in Portland Oregon. On Sunday morning we had a service at their campfire circle, which had an amazing view of Mt. Hood. As I sat and looked at it I was a bit puzzled, till I realized why I was disjointed. We had several times hiked near Satus Pass in Washington, where there is a view of Mt. Hood.

It is not as obvious from this photo taken near Goldendale, WA, but there is a slight but
definite hook to the top of the peak. Seeing it from Portland, the hook hooked the opposite direction. I made the comment at the time that we need to remember that sometimes we need to see things from the other side to understand others.

I am going to go back to that first Rainier image for my header. It is the other side of the mountain almost literally from where we live. It also represents the other side of the family, as it was take from the window of my daughter's in-laws' home in Bonney Lake. They have that incredible picture postcard view--when it isn't raining.

What did the other Header challengers find on the other side? My sidebar bears the answer in their links.


Lew said...

From any side that is a magnificent mountain! Wonderful images. And a reminder that we should remember that in life there is always another side to consider.

imac said...

You have a beautiful Mountain with all sides viewed Kathy.
Also loved the baby birds too.

katney said...

And I forgot to mention that when the bear went over the mountain to see what he could see...

He saw the other side of the mountain.

Craver Vii said...

That shot near Paradise is postcard-perfect! I hope you printed and framed one of those.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Very nice Kathy, Mount Rainier certainly is impressive from all sides.