Change of pace from the Tacoma pictures: here’s a photo of the Grand Canyon taken in 2008. There was a little rainstorm over part of it when I visited with my family on the way to ASU. It wasn’t raining on our side, but there were some fierce little breezes that messed up our hair in all the family photos.
Another photo from the snowmobile trip to Mt. Spokane, taken while the boys were climbing through the fog to the top of the ski lift. There was just enough room for the sun to peek out and join the flock of trees standing on the side of the mountain.
First snowmobile trip of the year! That means lots of snowy pictures. :) This spot on the mountain was treated to the full force of the wind, so my fingers went numb. However, all that wind meant that trees like this one got a heavy dose of flocking.
I particularly like this photo because the white tree has a face: two dark vertical spots midway up the tree form the eyes and the larger horizontal spot below them serves as a scowling mouth. The errant branch sticking out on the left side might be interpreted as a shaking fist. Overall, I think its expression is akin to: “Get off my lawn, you whippersnappers!”