Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Photo(s)

On the last day of 2010, I was walking on the BPA trail when I noticed the unusual condition of Panther Lake:
Image credit: All photos by Cujo359

Here's a closeup:
I've photographed it in summer, when it was dry, and in a more ordinary winter, when it was full, but I've rarely seen it frozen.

We had quite an interesting storm the previous night. The trail still had some wintery coating on it late in the afternoon:
You might have assumed that white stuff was snow, but you wouldn't have been entirely correct, as this closeup shows:
It hailed first, then it snowed. Welcome to winter in the Pacific Northwest.

One good thing about winter in the Pacific Northwest is that it coats Mt. Rainier with snow, and on the really clear days it's very easy to see:
What's especially remarkable is that it's easy to see the Cascade Mountains in front of Mt. Rainier. Usually, they look kinda like one mountain ridge at this distance.

As always, click on the images to enlarge. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


One Fly said...

-20's this morning. The sun was out though.

Cujo359 said...

It was in the plus 20s here, which is all the colder it ever needs to get, if you ask me.

Suzanne said...

gorgeous cujo....

Dana Hunter said...

Ooo, that Mt. Rainier pic is gorgeous! Loves it!

Cujo359 said...

Thanks, Suzanne.

The Rainier photo turned out really nicely this time, except for the dust splotches.