View to the north from Sunrise Point in Mt. Rainier National Park. I did not venture this far into the park (from the Nisqually entrance) during my first trip to Mt. Rainier due to Stevens Canyon road being closed for repairs. Very different vegetation on this side of the mountain and at this elevation (Sunrise Point is at an elevation of 1860 meters or about 6100 feet).
Archive for April, 2010
Well, maybe. I don’t know a lot about how Lenticular clouds form, but the cloud shown here, at Reflection lakes, turned into one shortly after. In September of last year I drove through Mt. Rainier National Park from Longmire to Sunrise. When I left Sunrise the Lenticular cloud was hovering over Mt. Rainier like a pancake, but you’ll have to wait a few days until that picture surfaces here. A cliffhanger!
View of Stevens Canyon Road in Mt. Rainier National Park, September 2009.
Taking a bit of a break from processing the Mt. Rainier photos (though still a bunch of interesting ones to come – and a few new panoramas). Yesterday was nice and sunny and I wandered out into the backyard to give my macro lens some much needed exercise.
The walnut tree always has some great texture to the bark.
Lilac (Lilas commun) buds about to flower. Most of these were killed by frost but here is a survivor.
A wasp or fly of some sort (yes, some mimic to appear scary) that I am too lazy to ID because I am simply not interested in spending a hour+ in an insect key. This one is on a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). Also, Bluebells (Hyacinthoides sp.) about to flower.
I have very little clue what this dried up plant skeleton really is. I shall investigate but it was in the remains of last years Peony plants and, I have no better guess. Looks more interesting in macro though (its actually about an inch long).