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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday Vignette

It's been ages since I've participated in this meme. I want to point out as well that the photo I'm sharing today isn't mine.

My friend Camille Paulsen, who gardens in a nearby town, took it one morning recently while she was getting her youngest daughter ready to face the day. Can you imagine what it's like to look out your kitchen window and see this view over your garden?

Mt. Rainier casting a shadow on the clouds -- photo by Camille Paulsen

Occasionally at this time of year, when the cloud cover is just right, at sunrise the sun causes Mt. Rainier, a 14,000+-foot high volcano, to cast a shadow onto the sky. You can read about this phenomenon here in a Huffpost article, and see more photos from various other photographers here.

They say a red sky at morning is supposed to be a warning of bad things to come, but it's hard not to simply feel awe when you see a sight like this, isn't it? Nigel and I sometimes talk about downsizing to a smaller house and garden eventually, but if we do, I want one with a view.

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. You can check out her post here.


  1. Camille has a gorgeous view from her kitchen and this is a spectacular shot.

  2. Camille sent that same photo to me and when I showed it to Andrew his reaction was that it wasn't real.

    1. Well, it most certainly is real. I've seen it myself while driving Nigel back from the train station, but I've never had my camera with me, and I don't like stopping at the side of a highway where cars are whizzing by at 70 miles an hour. Usually the effect only lasts for seconds.

  3. That's one gorgeous sunrise! The shadow cast by the cast by the mountain is truly phenomenal. It almost looks like aliens beaming back up to their ship.

  4. Can a view be awesome and ominous at the same time?

  5. Wow. Just Wow! What a view, and what a gorgeous sunrise. I have never seen the Mountain shadow.
    I heard from Camille this week. She wanted cookie recipes!

  6. Wow - that shadow!!! I had no idea it could do that, but I guess that makes sense. What a stunning view... I can't help but being a bit envious - it's gorgeous!

  7. The first time we saw the “shadow of Mt. Rainier” phenomenon during a sunrise, we were completely dumbstruck by the weird dark beam projecting from the top of the mountain across the sky. We had to google it to find out what the heck it was! Definitely an unusual and awe inspiring sight.

  8. What an incredible sky! Beautiful color!

  9. Wow, is that a stunner! (Yep, yet another "wow". With good reason!)

    Camille's garden looks pretty impressive, too.


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