Sunday, April 5, 2009

The 'Hood

Welcome to my 'hood.  We have been blessed with sun, sun, sun and I have been walking, walking, walking.  This is what I found.  I am surrounded, absolutely surrounded by amazing views.  Objects in camera are closer than they appear.  Okay, probably not...they sure appeared closer in person than they do in these photos.

This first is the Seattle skyline from my hill.  It's a trek up to this spot, good for my thighs.  Great for my eyes.  This shot is looking south.

Turning west I can see the Olympic Mountains.  These are the bothersome bumps that create the Convergence Zone here at Puget Sound (see previous post).  You may not be able to see it, but I did, they are snow capped and rugged looking. Spectacular view.

Looking East - literally turning around from the previous photo - are the Cascades.

I started walking back down the hill going south (using a road, rather than the "no trespassing" zone I usually use) and I have to remind myself to look up, the bill of my baseball cap can keep me from seeing what's right in front of me.  I was lifting my face to the sun and this THING jumped out at me.  The biggest damn hill I've seen in forever...Mt Rainier.  This one, this mountain, this has a presence. (Friggin' camera doesn't EVEN do it justice).

And finally,  I'm going out on a limb here...I'll share just a bit about my personal likes.  This is my dream house.  

I love it because you can't see it.  I could hide in a sanctuary like this.  My friends and I could be ourselves here.  This, to me, looks comforting and welcoming.

The best of my hood on a sunny, beautiful day.



  1. Yeah, a house in a hidey hole would be nice...

    That's some nice scenery out there. Keep the eyes & thighs limbered up, S.

  2. lucky you! what a beautiful area to live in... when it's not raining...

  3. That volcano is awsome...have been there (Seattle) and find the views breathtaking. you're lucky!

  4. I have never been to that part of the country. I'm still not over the idea that moss grows all over everything.

  5. You have GOT to take a drive south-bound. Head on East up towards Enumclaw -- or simply go to straight south to Sumner/Puyallup for the best mountain photos. Seriously.

    {Still finding joy reading your post -- seeing my state through the freshness of your eyes}

  6. From the pic, at first I thought your dream house was a tree. Then I read on. That tree doesn't look hollow.