The pacific Northwest, where I've lived for nearly five years, is one of those places in the American continent that is embarrassingly beautiful. Here is a (rare) photoblog, of my surroundings, taken on my trusty, old-fashioned, fully manual, Minolta XD-7 film camera (and converted to digital photos).
The North Cascades are just a stones throw (if you're strong) away from Seattle, less than 15 miles. Weekend hikes were never easier.
And one of the beautiful aspects of these mountains are the number of alpine meadows that exist, after a climb of 4000 feet.
Or the number of beautiful waterfalls (a pity that the waters are too cold to bathe in, or the height of the falls too high).
And there is that distant risk factor. After all, this is active volcano territory, like St. Helens here.
Mt. Rainier might be the most famous peak in these parts, but the "nicest" must be Mt. Adams, especially at sunrise.
But, life without that old devil (Mt. Rainier) wouldn't be the same here.
I thought I'll tease you with this picture, of Rainier, hidden behind clouds.
Living in the Northwest is a pleasure.