Thursday, August 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday #56 - Peaks of the North Cascades

On our trip over to pick up the camper in Okanogan two Fridays ago, we drove through some thunder storms in the North Cascades. In the aftermath of the storms, the peaks of the North Cascade range were crisp and clear in evening light.


We passed through another quick downpour. Upon rounding a bend in the road, we were treated to a spectacular double rainbow although the outer one was much fainter.


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34 comments:

Erin said...

happy thursday sally

beautiful captures.
that second one is particularly awesome.
have a great weekend.

Carol said...

Gorgeous mountain views! I love the light...and the rainbow!

JC said...

Those are fabulous photos of the Mts. ...

I like the double rainbow too

Thanks ...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I live in such a flat area compared to yours. I'm feeling a bit envious. ;-)

okanogangirl said...

beautiful pics - love that you're loading them elsewhere so they are bigger!

Sally in WA said...

okanogangirl said...
beautiful pics - love that you're loading them elsewhere so they are bigger!

Oh, but I'm not loading them elsewhere. :-) I still need to make a few tweaks to the blog itself, but I do like the larger picture size.

SandyCarlson said...

All of these are wonderful!

bobbie said...

Marvelous mountain peaks! And then a rainbow!!! Love it!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, Sally! And the rainbow is perfect!

Happy SWF!

Sylvia

Kilauea Poetry said...

Very striking photos- they really speak of another land..Aloha-

J Bar said...

Really good shots of the range.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rob Ripma said...

Wow, incredible mountains. Very well shot!

LV said...

My, but you really did a super job on your pictures. Beautiful country and scenery.

JOE TODD said...

Thanks for letting me visit your state via the internet. Love the photos

kRiZ cPEc said...

what a morning to wake up to if I was there.

kRiZ cPEc said...

I mean evening to spend. LOL.

Shirl said...

Oh these mountains are to die for! Love all of these shots!

Ebie said...

Love and the rainbow and the rugged mountains!

VioletSky said...

Beautiful scenery. That third shot was a bit of a shock! Being kissed by the sun.

Gaelyn said...

Oh how gorgeous the North Cascades, so rugged yet can be smoothed by a good rain. How special to get a double rainbow.

Regina said...

Hi Sally. These are awesome and fantastic. Another great shots.
Happy weekend.

Lew said...

Fantastic mountains! And a double rainbow too!

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

Wow, your photos just get better and better. Love the simplicity.

chrome3d said...

That was some mega hyper super blockbuster epic to me. The golden mountains were simply breathtaking.

Carolyn said...

Sally these are amazing shots, so crisp and clear and the mountains are outstanding. Have a great weekend.
Smiles

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shots Sally. I love the North Cascades. Where's the snow? MB

quilly said...

Sigh I spent the summer in Friday Harbor and every day I longed for clear, haze-free and/or cloud free skies. I got only one -- excellent sunset shot -- of Mount Baker. I would have loved a chance to shoot these! The slanting light is perfect. Lucky you. thanks for sharing!

P-TER said...

The differing sky make the
pictures this so beautiful ! ! !
great!
Gr.
P-TER

Pam said...

Your photos are all so beautiful, Sally. What spectacular views you encountered on your journey.
I love rainbows, it makes the sky look like its smiling:)
Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend...

storyteller said...

What MARVELOUS mountain views and the double rainbow is wonderful! It's fun to 'travel' vicariously through your beautiful post. Thanks for dropping by my 13 sky views and playful mosaic experimentation at Happily Retired Gal ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The mountains are so pretty. I bet you see lots of rainbows there...nut a double one is soooo special!

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

these photos are heavenly ... thanks for checking out my post! have a great weekend. xoxo from the prairie.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sally: That is certainly a beautiful view of the mountains.

Michelle Johnson said...

You could not have shared anything more beautiful than these mountains and double rainbow. Gorgeous. Hope all is well.