You’d think a mountain range as prominent as the Olympic Mountains would stay put. But they play a convincing game of hide and seek, often hiding in the mists of our maritime climate. This makes them all the more stunning when, on a clear morning, they decide to really strut their stuff. By midday on the day I took this shot they were back behind the shroud of clouds.
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Here’s an Olympic view that flashed past one afternoon recently. The mountains will play hide and seek as weather fronts come and go. They’ll be there at dawn. Turn away and within minutes they’ll be hidden behind a bank of clouds. This late afternoon light and the mountains were gone in seconds.
Sequim is nestled north of the Olympic mountain range. Much is made of the protective rainshadow that the mountains provide and the “blue hole” that gives us many sunny days, unquestionable benefits.
What makes my heart sing time and again is the beauty of the mountains: The play of light, shadow and color, wind and weather. I would hate to be so jaded as to tire of the view.
Here is an early morning capture. You can see that the mountains are accumulating snow. Tomorrow I’ll post a late afternoon shot.
A quiet moment on Dungeness Bay.
The Olympic Mountains got what looks like their first dusting of fall snow. This was the view yesterday morning. Most of that snow is fresh. It largely disappeared by day’s end, but it won’t be long before it’s cold enough to begin a winter build-up.