Hide and seek

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.

This shot is part of the Weekly Top Shot hosted by Madge and The View from Right Here. To see other Weekly Top Shot entries, click below:

Olympic sunrise

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.