Thursday, July 7, 2011

north cascades highway

we went for a drive yesterday in the north cascades



these mountains are called "the cascades" because of all of the waterfalls created by the snowmelt



the lakes and rivers are a beautiful teal color because of the glaciers
the glaciers grind up stone as they flow and the minerals fill the streams



we went as far as Washington Pass .... stopping for a picnic and a snowball or two



this was the first time I ever went barefoot in snow



today, we are back to our typical cloud cover and possible rain ... a good day for creating art :)

15 comments:

rebecca said...

this
is like walking on water, or clouds...giant cotton bolls,
like looking down from heaven at the divinity of womankind.

such a simple act of brazen love
for life, earth, for each season and your tender willingness to embrace it all.

stunning in its bare simplicity.

Yvonne said...

Barefoot in the snow...that should be a poem or something. Looks like you all had a great time. It looks beautiful!

sukipoet said...

what gorgeous country!!! thank you. and what cute feet!

Dianne said...

Oh Kimmie! It's so beautiful up there... I spent a summer in Washington 30 years ago. I took a bus from Tampa, FL to Seattle and back... did some hiking in the Cascades (including to the bottom on Snoqualmie Falls) and spent some time in Seattle... It was glorious!

La Dolce Vita said...

barefoot in snow, looks like great fun and so beautiful!! ........the water, not the snow!!! lol!

Halle said...

I remember driving...well, riding along the Cascade Hwy as a kid. My mom worrying about us running out of gas...dad telling her to stop worrying. Standing in the snow on flip flops. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Elizabeth said...

Wow. That is absolutely stunning. And your girls are, too.

I want so much to visit your part of the world --

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What beautiful scenery and great photos. Loved the snow pics, but the lake photo was unbelievable.

PAK ART said...

Great little trip! Your pics are beautiful - I've been barefoot in the snow too many times, and not by choice!!! When you just slip something on to run to the mailbox or get the dog from the yard and then lose a slipper or shoe, it gets mighty cold!

Teri said...

They showed images of people skiing on the 4th up at Squaw Valley. I found it amazing that there was so much snow there still. We had one "over the top" winter didn't we! It seems that things are changing...climate change that is. I miss the beautiful blues of your area lakes. Banff was my first introduction to that color blue when we first visited Canada. Wonderful. Sorry about the clouds but I'd trade you for a few days.

~*~Patty S said...

you wild and crazy girl you...barefoot in the snow = Love it!

your gorgeous photos remind me of Switzerland...sweet photos of what must have been a really lovely drive!

oxo

ooglebloops said...

Wow!!! That third photo would make a wonderful painting or picture postcard!!! I have a pic of my daughter's bare footprint in the snow - gotta do it at least once in your life!!!LOL

girlunwinding said...

number 1 that water is the most amazing color! and number 2 snowballs in summer~~Craziness!! lol
~Dawn

Lynn said...

Love your barefeet in the snow. This all is heaven to me. Love the Washington area.

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