Thursday, June 18, 2009

Skywatch Friday #49 - North Cascades

I took another trip along the North Cascades Highway. The day started off overcast and gray, but as I got high up into the mountains, the sky turned to a bright blue. Then the clouds and rain came back.

The Gorge Dam

The Clouds are Starting to Clear

Clear Blue Sky near Washington Pass

Here Comes the Rain

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27 comments:

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome shots, the third one is really cool!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots! Love the fog/mist in the mountains!

Have a great weekend!

Photo Cache said...

What a lovely drive. The views are fantastic, not to mention the views looking up.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Pretty photos

J Bar said...

Great scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Louise said...

What a great progression! Love all of the shots!

SandyCarlson said...

Such beauty I could only imagine.

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic pictures!
I loved this series!
Léia

fishing guy said...

Sally: what a neat look at the wonderful skies over Washington.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Don't you just love the way the sky changes like that! Lovely photos. It felt like we were riding alongside you!

Gaelyn said...

What a marvelous place for a drive, and a nice variety of skies along the way. Haven't been there is way too long. Thanks for the memories.

I have a friend Rangering in N Cascades at Marblemount.

chrome3d said...

I didn´t want the sky to clear as it was so spooky fun in the beginning!

Guy D said...

Marvelous photos, the first one of the dam is definitely my favourite.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

magiceye said...

all such lovely captures!

prkl said...

The Dam shot is great. The scenery and the mist/clouds works so well together. Wonderful shot indeed. Happy SWF!

Carol said...

Beautiful...I love the misty morning shot...and the dark moody sky...

koand said...

Jak tam pięknie , zupełnie jak u nas w Tatrach ( Tatry to najwyższe polskie góry ) , uwielbiam górskie klimaty , pozdrawiam :)

SquirrelQueen said...

That is such a beautiful drive through that area. We haven't been in awhile, maybe it's time for a road trip.

Have a wonderful weekend,
SQ

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so beautiful !!This is a fascinating post...!!Unseen Rajasthan

ms toast burner said...

Ah! Another multi-tasking drive-by photographer! ;-)

Great photos!

Linnea W said...

Beautiful views! I especially like the second shot with the rising mist and blue sky. What a contrast to the last shot with the coming rain clouds.

Thanks for visiting my sunset shot from Anacortes. Yes, I'm up in Anacortes a lot, especially during the summer months except for this summer - I have to leave Sunday to go back to San Ramon for the rest of the month and most of July. Next time I'm up for a longer period of time, I'll let you know and perhaps we could hook up and go photo hunting together!

Gennasus said...

When it cleared, it REALLY cleared! Those gorgeous mountains just leap out at you.

asthmagirl said...

Mountain shots are among the best! Beautiful shots of the north Cascades!

Mocha Momma said...

Wow, what a beautiful place to have such close access to.

Your pictures are breathtaking. Glad I dropped by.

I'll be back to see more.
Nannette

at the cottage said...

Great shots. I love the first one with the fog and mist in tne mountains!

Lovely blog

Deb

Sally said...

Hello,
It is Sunday and no new pictures since Friday.

Karen said...

WOW...those are very cool !!!

I love those first two, with the mountains and the mist... beautiful !