Thursday, 31 July 2014

Enchanting Falls

Today we went to see Flood Falls,
a short hike on a winding wooded path,
a short distance from the road.

The falls plunge 1200 feet in 9 distinct drops...

...but we could only see the bottom 250 feet.

The falls flow into a pond and then
the water quietly disappears into the ground.
I wonder where it goes?

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Field of Fireweed

Running along a trail
high up on Vedder Mountain....
....between the tall dark trees,
we caught a glimpse of a beautiful field of pink fireweed .... a logged clearing...

...with a view of the mountain range behind.

What a lovely day!
Thank you for visiting!  :  )

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Mountain Memorial

One of the notable mountains
 seen on last week's hike, here
was Mt Slesse, (meaning fang),
rising above the narrow valleys
filled with early morning summer haze.
It was the site of a 1956 plane crash (see here).... tragic and now a memorial.

Looking north towards MT Cheam and Lady peak
and miles of wilderness.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Alpine Flowers

Some of the lovely alpine flowers we observed
on our Mt Thurston hike....

...bell flowers...



...Indian paint brush... lovely as anyone's garden.
Thank you for visiting today!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rewarding Hike

(Cultus Lake in the distance)
Went for a lovely hike early yesterday morning...

(Snow capped Mt. Baker)
...up Elk Mountain and on to Mt Thurston,
where there were lovely panoramic views
of the surrounding mountains
and the valleys below....

...along the ridge...

...on a well traveled trail
edged with lovely wildflowers.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Summer at the Lake

Summer at Cultus Lake gives you...

...excellent views of Mt Cheam,...

...the snow covered peak in the distant background.
Thank you for visiting my blog!  :  )

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

My Garden - Purple Phlox

(Purple Phlox and bee)
More delightful flowers...

(Rudbeckia and Daylily) photograph.

Monday, 7 July 2014

My Garden - A Rustic Bird

This rustic ornamental bird
 has been gracing my garden for several years...
...keeping an eye on the Shasta Daisies.
Had a wonderful week camping with family,
and it was a joy to see
 which plants in my garden
had developed blooms
in the meantime!