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.
Washington, my home... It really is a wonderfully diverse, beautiful land. Wherever I go, I wall always carry a piece of Washington in my heart. Wonderful capture; I wish I were there to see it in person.
Oh, glad to welcome a new Washingtonian. =] It will always be home to me in my heart... I have philosophical and personal issues with the government, society, and the country, but... I love the land. Sometimes, I wish the modern world, any influence of man, could just... disappear, and I could be left alone in the grace and majesty of the land around me. Places that are like that are just magical when I find them, and I've found many such places in Washington.
That's one of the things I love most about Washington. You don't have to drive very far from the cities to find complete solitude. I love being able to lose myself in all that beauty, only if for a few hours!