Mt Rainier at Dusk on Christmas Eve

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    People in Seattle can be overheard saying "the mountain is out today". One would assume that this refers to the occaisional sunny day where Mt Rainier shines in all its postcard perfect magnificence. However, it is also often the case that a day like Christmas Eve 2011 comes along where there are high clouds. It is on these days where the mountain isn't just meant for the eyes of tourists, but the eyes of natives who have come to appreciate the many beauties to be had in the varying shades which blanket the dove gray sunlight of the Pacific Northwest.

    This view just happens to be from the parking lot near Tyee High School in SeaTac.

    gratified, e r j k p r u n c z y k, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. SCOTTS WORLD 39 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is amazing....not only the view but the clouds...that looks a hand resting on the top of the mountain....fantastic image, well done!

    2. e r j k p r u n c z y k 39 months ago | reply

      Astounding. I remember the first time I ever got a glimpse of Mt. Rainer, driving from the east through rugged mountains. Came over a hill and around a bend and there it was! The scene is burned into my memory.

    3. e r j k p r u n c z y k 39 months ago | reply

      And, oh, by the way... I love the little bird sitting on the street light taking in the view.

    4. {foomaster} 39 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture!

    5. naromeel 38 months ago | reply

      A humbling landscape

    6. elizgely 37 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! I love everything about it!

    7. Mount Rainier NPS 13 months ago | reply

      Thank you for contributing to Mount Rainier National Park photos - NPS.

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