Aug 14, 2017

Into the Mist at Lake Tipsoo....

Here in Seattle we have been waiting for rain....
it was a record breaking dry year...
 
I was a big fan of the TV show Northern Exposure,
there was an episode where the town
was waiting for the ice on the lake to break,
everyone went a little crazy...
 
it felt like that here,
waiting for the rain...
 
I was at a friends birthday party
when the rain began...
people came out excited to be splatted by the first drizzle,
breathing deep the smell of fresh rain...
 
we may at times complain
about too much rain here in the Northwest,
but secretly we love it...
 
 
 
after 55 dry days the rain came...
 
I decided to take a hike
up at Lake Tipsoo
on Mount Rainier...
 
 
hiking into the mist...
 
it was so peaceful,
so refreshing....
 

 
bent beneath the weight...
 


 
or maybe
just doing a happy dance...
 


 
the ghostly outlines of trees...
 

 
I had never before made it too the lake when it was in full bloom...
 
it was a fairyland,
a paradise...
 

the fog made it surreal,
soft...
 
like an impressionist painting...
 










 
 
into each life a little rain must fall,
for this rain I am grateful...
(and so is my garden!)
 
 
Thank you for joining me today,
it's always more fun when you come along....

2 comments:

Lone Hall said...

So wonderful and romantic. Your pictures are fantastic. We have had the most wet summer in a very long time.
Funny how it is so different from place to place.

I wish you a lovely day
Lone

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How beautiful, Bella! Like a fairy-tale. Lovely photos of your lovely day! xo Karen