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Monday, August 12, 2013

Our World!!


Time for Our World again!! This is a wonderful way to find and see the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things that are a part of our world and to share them!!  Hope you will join us!!  There has been a lot happening on Mount Hood in the past few days -- one ended well with a missing boy being found safe, the other very sad with the death of a young climber. But the mountain continues to fascinate and draw people to visit and to explore.
 Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multonomah tribe, is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. It was formed by a subduction zone on the Pacific coast and rests in the Pacific Northwest region of the US. It is locate about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties. In addition to being Oregon's highest mountain, it is one of the loftiest mountains in the nation based on its prominence.

It has been in the news in the past couple of days when a dozen rescuers armed with chain saws and other tools chipped away at tons of ice and snow Sunday to recover the body of a 25 year old snowboarder killed when an ice tunnel collapsed on the mountain. And a teen hiker was found safe after his family reported him missing in the Mount Hood National Forest on Friday Morning.


The earth has music for those who listen.
 George Santayana


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson


Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
Gary Snyder


The poetry of the earth is never dead.
John Keats


39 comments:

Karen said...

Oh wow Sylvia, breathtaking shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Mountain climbing is a risky pastime ! These images are breathtaking Sylvia, the second shot beautiful perspective.

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful from afar. dangerous and deadly up close.

Leovi said...

Great photos! How beautiful white mountain!
Saludos!

ladyfi said...

Those shots are stunning! My uncle died in an avalanche - always tragic to hear of mountaineering accident.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
These are soooooo beautiful Sylvia - it's a push, but think the duck in foreground is my favourite.... or is it the cosmos colours... oorrrr.... tsk.. Love em all! YAM xxx

Jo said...

What a majestic mountain and how beautifully you captured the essence of it. Sad about the hiker who was killed and a relief to know the teen was safe. May you have a great day in your part of the world, Sylvia. greetings, Jo

Reader Wil said...

Mountains are very imposing but dangerous too, we lost one of our princes today due to a skiing accident that occured 28 months ago. And in your post I read this: "It has been in the news in the past couple of days when a dozen rescuers armed with chain saws and other tools chipped away at tons of ice and snow Sunday to recover the body of a 25 year old snowboarder killed when an ice tunnel collapsed on the mountain."
how awful!

Rajesh said...

Spectacular views of the mountain.

Carver said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots. Sad when lives are claimed and good to hear when rescues are successful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Mt Hood is breathtaking and continues to call people ....of course I read the sad (and glad) news down here a little south of you.

sylvia kirkwood said...

I was amiss in getting my blog together and found these photos online -- I have some of my own, but they were taken a number of years ago before I knew much of anything about cameras and photography!! Hopefully, when I get to make a return visit later this year I'll be able to get some good shots of my own to share with you.

Heather Wilde said...

Really beautiful pictures.

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous photos of Mt. Hood, Sylvia. I read alot about that mountain--which can be cruel to hikers... That's one I would NEVER EVER try---even if I were young...

Your photos are awesome.
Hugs,
Betsy

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, gorgeous shots of Mt Hood. It is pretty with the snow around the peak. I love the shot with the flowers in front and the last reflection shot is pretty. Thanks for sharing your world, have a happy week!

clairz said...

Such beauty always draws the adventurous ones. I am happy enough to see your beautiful photos, Sylvia.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

These photos show perfectly the majestic beauty and also the potential danger that lurks within.

Photo Cache said...

so beautiful and picturesque. it is not wise to take nature's power for granted.

Valerie said...

Magnificent scenery - one can easily see why it attracts many. Thanks for sharing, Sylvia.

Kim Hkiss said...

Though snow is far from my mind right now but these photos are stunning love it!

Kim,USA

Electra said...

Great photos! You know, as I read your words about the rescuers, I thought, "That sounds like Mount Hood!" And lo and behold, it is. I have a cousin in Portland. Lots of tragedy on that mountain.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful views of the mountains, but ominous, too, in light of the accidents.

Sandy Carlson said...

Thank you for the music and the magic.

Meghana Hassan said...

Beautiful pics... Have a great week...

Linnea said...

Simply stunning views!

~Cheryl said...

Wonderful series of Mt. Hood's majesty!

Indrani said...

Great shots, gorgeous soothing views! They will look good as wall hangings.

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures all!

cieldequimper said...

The best views I've ever seen were from Hood River. These are magnificent!

mick said...

You have captured a beautiful series of photos of Mt Hood - and all so very different. I especially like the flowers in the foreground.

Chrissy Brand said...

Unreal, what an amazing set of photos ;-)

MastHoliday said...

Wow, glorious views of the mount peak! but last view is more delightful.
such nice post....

Stewart M said...

What a great mountain - but, as ever, there is always a sting in the tail in places like that.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics. The mountains of the pacific northwest are really amazing.

Joe Todd said...

Thanks for sharing, Sylvia...Beautiful as always

James said...

Wow, wow and wow!!!

Kay said...

Such a beautiful mountain, but so very dangerous too. Sad. Your photos, however, are spectacular, Sylvia.

Luis Das said...

Eine sehr interessante und herrliche Bilderreihe!
Schöne Grüße,
Luis

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