Thursday, December 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Rainier

Time for Skywatch Friday! This past Saturday on my trip to Enumclaw, Washington, I really figured I would not be able to see Mt. Rainier. When I left home, it was very cloudy to the south and past trips with similar skies have kept Rainier hidden from view.

However, the farther south I drove, the clearer the skies became. After cresting the Tiger Mountain summit, there it was in all its splendor.

What really caught my eye was the cloud to the northeast of Rainier. I first saw it driving through the small town of Black Diamond and was looking for a place to pull over and take pictures. After a couple of attempts, I finally found a spot just outside of Enumclaw.

Mt. Rainier
Around 1600 hrs, we left my sister's to go to do some shopping. The sun was setting and casting a lovely pink glow on Rainier. The cloud was still there and the angle of the sun was lighting up the one side of it. I was enthralled with the beauty of it all.


Evening at Rainier
Thanks to the Skywatch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise & Sylvia who bring us this wonderful meme each week. Click on the Skywatch badge below to see more great skies from around the world.

22 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sally: That is outstanding, certainly one to frame with the mountain viewing.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are right dear Sally,the Montain and its splendorous, those pics are outstanding!
Thanks so much!
Léia

Guy D said...

Gorgeous as always Sally.

All the best :)
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Gaelyn said...

Great shots of Rainier and the lenticular cloud is like a cap of color.

Bill S. said...

Fantastic pictures. I love your cloud shots.

Evelyn Howard said...

Amazing country, amazing photos. Have a nice weekend Sally.

Johnny Nutcase said...

The Mountain is out! Great photos of such a beautiful place.

joo said...

The last photo is marvellous- this pinkis mountain is beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, you warned me about the Rainier shots and now I see why!! These are so awesome, Sally! Don't you love those strange clouds that seem to wrap themselves around the mountain. Someone explained those to me and what they're called, needless to say, with my fading memory I can't remember exactly what it is. But you need no explanation to enjoy the beauty!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

storyteller said...

Breath taking views of the mountain ... reminds me of trying to photograph Mount Shasta ... unpredictable at best! I'm sharing my beautiful beach sunset views at Sacred Ruminations this week ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Hildred and Charles said...

You have captured it beautifully. What a lovely mountain.

Julie said...

There are some beautiful sights in our world if only we slow down and open our hearts to them. Both shots of Ranier show differing types of beauty. This mountain probably is capped by snow most of the year round.

It is raining here in Sydney today but yesterday it crested 40C.

Samson said...

Stunning, first shot is superb

Red Red Sun

Amanda said...

Beautiful! You got some fantastic shots of the lenticular cloud!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

gorgeous sky shots. That first one is breath taking.

Linnea W said...

Those are really beautiful captures. I've never seen the mountain from that angle. That cloud is amazing too. It seems that often such clouds can be found in the vicinity of Mr. Rainier! Great skywatch friday post!

Small City Scenes said...

Sally as others have noted that is a lenticular cloud. Aren't they great. Google it and you will see many different shapes of the same type cloud.

Super shot of 'OUR' mountain. MN

Rajesh said...

Lovely clouds over the snow clad mountain. Beautiful.

luna miranda said...

there's an angel flying over Mount Rainier.:p wonderful photos.

Misalyn said...

It looks so heavenly..lovely photos. I love the last photo , a touch of pink sky.
Fantastic!

Eaglesbrother said...

Creator sure has blessed you with visions of Beauty there.

eileeninmd said...

Cool capture of the clouds. great shot of Mt Rainier.