Category Archives: Photographic Moments

VINTAGE SEATTLE

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My life is a moment.  A moment summarized as the sun sets magnificently and gloriously all that and more.  Credit: Alesia

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The Lady And All Her Mysteries

Taken from the peep hole of the lady of the lake boat!

Taken from the peep hole of the lady of the lake boat!

Do not let this title catch you off guard!  The lady does exist as a boat and the mysteries are real. Recently on one of my many trips to eastern Washington, I went on an all day excursion on a voyage to the head of Lake Chelan.

Lake Chelan was carved out of glacial ice about 17,000 years ago.

Lake Chelan was carved out of glacial ice about 17,000 years ago.

Let me give you perspective of the mysteries of Lake Chelan.  If you stood atop of the Pyramid Peak (8245 ft), overlooking Lake Chelan, and walked three miles straight out, due east, and looked to the bottom of Lucerne Basin (386 ft below sea level), you’d be looking in the deepest gorge in North America.  Obviously this chasm is difficult to view, but no less stunning.

This campground is near Lucerne where located is the deepest gorge in North America.

This campground is near Lucerne where located is the deepest gorge in North America.

In the early days of settlers to this area, dreams were similar to the Gold Rush.  These fantasies vanished  quickly though, and the Lake became more known for its intense natural beauty that brought tourists from far and wide.  Lake Chelan is not only spectacular, but pristine because no roads even to this day have been built to reach the beautiful town of Stehekin.

Looking out over the grandeur of Lake Chelan is absolutely breathtaking.

Looking out over the grandeur of Lake Chelan is absolutely breathtaking.

As you travel on the lady, you will see desert mountains that turn to forests.  You will also feel the weather change through the rough terrain with a drop of a hat as climate changes are felt from the lower part of Lake Chelan where one begins the journey through the hills that finally take you through the deepness of the Cascade Mountain Range.  Along the way, Mother Nature treats you to views only painted by the eyes of famous artists to the degree of the beauty that are so well deserved of this area.

The clear waters of Lake Chelan make for a majestic ride up river to the town of Stehekin.

The clear waters of Lake Chelan make for a majestic ride up river to the town of Stehekin.

There are also very rough patches of mountain peaks that make your jaw drop from its sheer enormity that probably can not be viewed anywhere else in the world.  This experience can be seen through my photos, but to live it is oh so much more worth it.  I hope my words put a desire in your heart to come to the Lady and see the mysteries she will bestow upon you…

To see this place in real time is amazing!

To see this place in real time is amazing!

 

Arizona On My Mind! 

The break is broken on WordPress!  I could not help to share some of the tranquil scenery that I have encountered. I came down to Arizona for spring training for my baseball team.  I think I may be falling in love with a Newport of America. I recently expressed to a friend that I do not need to leave America to vacation anymore.  This sure is proof, but I know I would go anywhere if the timing was right!