Our mountain is Mt. Baker- it is about 50 miles from our house - and visible from all over our county, from areas in Skagit County, from Whidbey Island and from British Columbia. It is a majestic mountain - just over 10,000 feet high and holds the record for the most snow in one season - over 94 FEET of snow - now that is a lot of snow. You can drive up the mountain to the ski areas, or go beyond to picnic areas, lakes and hiking trails. Many days the mountain is covered in clouds - but when it is out - it is the most splendid view anywhere. I never tire of taking pictures of Mt. Baker.
From a farm view
Above the trees
With snow melting in the spring
Or from an airplane as we circled Bellingham on our trip back from Wisconsin. It is awesome to be so close to a mountain. I was in an aisle seat and took these photos out the window, across the other passengers - dodging the little kids' heads across the aisle from me. Once they saw that I was taking photos they were so sweet and sat very still. The plane was actually lower than the top of the mountain.
Another view from the plane as we circled the whole mountain - one of the most exciting experiences!!!!
With snow melting away in the summer
Or peeking over a hill in the Skagit Valley, fields of daffodils in the foreground
From the other side at Baker Lake, on a stormy day with only bits of the mountains showing now and then.
With most of the snow melted in the summer
Sitting next to The Sisters in summer
And in the winter
Good night mountain