Sunday, November 9, 2008

Red Top Lookout

One of the best decisions ever...deciding to try and get out on a family outing every weekend that Dave isn't working. We have enjoyed our family trips sooooo much. For me it is so nice to get out of the house on Saturday. For the family as a whole it is fun to spend time together. We have seen so much more of Washington too. The weather was less than desirable this week. So we attempted a hike on the dry side of the mountain with our friends the Bakers. We have children that are all close in age and so we are a pretty good match.

We started with a small (but steep) hike up to a fire lookout. On a clear day we would have had fantastical views. And come Spring time we will totally have to go back. I imagine the wild flowers would be beautiful and the view crystal clear. So I can't wait...but yesterday we were pretty socked in by a wet fog. After being at the summit of our hike for a little while the fog parted right in the middle of the sky. By that I mean that there was a layer of fog hugging the mountains, valleys, hills etc...then a small ribbon of clear sky and then more fog and clouds. It was really cool. I love to watch fog creeping along the tree lines. It is amazing that it can come and go so quickly and it is so mysterious.

But later that evening after digging for agates on a different hike, finding a Geo cache to raid and playing in snow, the sun started to set. You would not believe the gorgeousness. I am a big believer that film can never catch the wonder and true beauty of a moment. It can come close but never really make it. So I am posting pictures just to prove that we were bathed in the most beautiful light I have ever seen. But be prepared to drool knowing you are hardly getting the half of it. It was amazing. I have never seen clouds with such breathtaking silver linings either. It was just such a fun day out.

And did I mention the moon?
P.S. Yes this was taken with my camera!


Sarah said...

WOW! These pictures are amazing. I can't get over the one with Dave & looks like you are "on top of the world." You are a great photographer!

Sarah said...

Yeah, awesome pics. I love your family outing idea--what a way to spend a Saturday!

Nicole said...

Wow- great shots.

sixlayerdip said...

How the heck did you do that? I'm referring to the moon one!! Wow! You are awesome!

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to live in such a wonderful place. You are making memories that will last a lifetime.
And you are really good about living in the moment.

Anonymous said...

That picture of Dave and my granddaughter makes me nervous. Dave can fix his own teeth, but my little Sarah doesn't even have hers' all yet!!!!
Tucson Grandpa

Daniel said...

Absolutely fantastical...the one above all the clouds and the moon shot...amazing.