I know I've already commented on your photo before LeeAnne, but I couldn't help but notice how much your photo looks like it could have been taken the same time and near the same location as MY photo (except I know yours is a sunrise and mine's a sunset) it just made me smile, that's all ---->
Truly beautiful photo!! I've lived in the foothills of the Cascades for 20+ years and have a direct line-of-sight view of Mount Olympus from my deck. The Olympic Peninsula holds so many treasures once you get off the beaten path / road. The western / rainforest side is especially magical. And, of course, don't forget to vote for "Jim Buck"!
Congratulations on your new home! The mountain scenery never gets old for me either!
The only thing that gets old really fast is the clear-cut scars. While I understand the need for logging, but there are other environmentally friendly ways to do it; clear-cutting is simply the worst way to do it since it has so many negative 'down-stream' effects.
May I ask where you lived before? Your username suggests Los Angeles, but that's just a obvious speculation on my part. I grew up in Connecticut and moved here right after graduating college. New England sure has its charm, and it is imprinted on me, but I prefer the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast.