Michelle’s Daily Post Photo challenge has us posting a photo that we took on the way to something else. Good idea. I visited Mt. Baker in WA State last week with some friends from Iowa. As we sadly viewed the melting glaciers on the mountain, we stumbled across a beautiful Spring flower that I don’t see often – An avalanche Lily.
Michelle W. has called for a study of scale this week. My entry was taken recently of Mt. Stuart, located in the Cascades Mountains of Washington State. At 9, 416 feet above sea level, its claim to fame is that it is the largest chunk of exposed granite in the contiguous US forty-eight states. Here it rises above the fog-filled Kittitas Valley of Eastern Washington with wind turbines shown in the middle ground left.
If you have ever watched a Great Blue Heron posed along a shore, unmoving and seemingly in a trance, you will have seen what looks like the serenity of a buddha. I have always enjoyed this photo of a GBH along the shore as it has to me, a Zen-like serenity to it.
Krista has challenged us with the color yellow. Here is one of the first emoticons – the Happy Face. This is at the entrance to someone’s driveway on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. I believe this was originally a buoy used in marine construction as a warning not to approach the area.
Jen challenges us with a bit of twinkle to jazz up the darkness that descends on us in the northern climes this time of year. So, here is a photo with twinkle, The Lady Washington glistening on Bellingham Bay in the summer sun.