Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Purple Mountain Majesty...

On Saturday we experienced a beautifully clear day here in Seattle. Every time it's clear out, I think to myself "this might be the last time I see the mountain before I leave". Here it was at sunset:

Then, I've been wondering what the view would be like farther down the road. I found this great spot about six miles south of me:

This trailer park has the view I had been hoping for when I moved to Puyallup!

As I headed towards home again, I realized the sunset colors were getting better and better, so I stopped again at "my" picture-taking spot. This is what Katherine Lee Bates meant when she wrote "America, The Beautiful".
Verse One:
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

The lighting kept changing, and my philosophy is definitely "why take one picture when you can take a dozen?!"


doug&margarethe said...

You are after my own heart!!! even if you have teased me over the years about too many photos being taken! Loved the photos, changes in colors at sunset, and beautiful Mt Rainier! God's handiwork is awesome! Keep taking pictures...

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh Kari, those photos are just awesome. God's handiwork was the theme of our C letter. Great job. I love those pictures. WOW is all I can say. They are exceptionally beautiful with the changing of the light. Fantastic and great work. Love, Penny

Candis Berge said...

Oh wow. It was really interesting to see the different colors as they presented themselves during the sunset. Amazing. Good job!