November 29, 2015

Making Do

Okay, so he worked today. So did I. He sold cameras. I worked on flyer and workbook....but,
the minute he walked through the door, we tossed the cameras into my car, gloves, hats and Rex, our border collie.

We hit Highway 44, headed east to Mt. Lassen. We needed to get a couple of pics of the mountains first snow.

We didn't hit snow until about 2000 feet. We hit ice about 2500 feet. We only lost traction once. If I remember correctly the words, "Holy shit!" passed my husbands lips. Yeah, that was reassuring.

The mountain was just donning her sunset colors, which means, photographically, we have about 3 and a half minutes to catch the color. I think we did a fairly good job.

Replay is planned for next Sunday, that's if I dont' just jump in the car and go myself!

She was beautiful. Her reflection in the frozen ice of Manzanita Lake was magical.

This mountain is so magical, her beauty sometimes challenges Mt. Shasta, a mere 6o miles north.

A new storm is expected this week and we might have to head north instead of east. As dad used to say while we were young, "We'll see!"

Rex would have nothing to do with staying couped up in the house today. He was at the car door, claiming his right to an adventure. We agreed. He needed some good running, off leash.

He loves the snow. He likes to eat it, he likes to dig in it, bury his face in it and his favorite....dying it spring colors (if you know what I mean).

He found a great little burrow to bury his nose in. Thankfully nothing snapped or sprayed back.



The evening was beautiful.

We even caught night shots of the valley lights below. Okay, Frank got those shots. I stayed inside the car just enjoying the view.

If you haven't visited Mt. Lassen or Mt. Shasta please come. Please see our purple mountains majesty!













11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures. Makes me miss California.

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    1. Must be time to come home for a visit!

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    1. The last time she erupted was a series of eruptions from 1914 through 1917. She's just sleeping but still rumbles now and then.

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  3. WOW,YOU HAVE LOVELY PLACE AND WONDERFUL SHARING ,YOUR POST AND PHOTOS ARE ALSO BEAUTIFUL ,,WANT TO SAY THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS ON MY BLOG ,BEST WISHES GOD BLESS YOU

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  4. WOW,YOU HAVE LOVELY PLACE AND WONDERFUL SHARING ,YOUR POST AND PHOTOS ARE ALSO BEAUTIFUL ,,WANT TO SAY THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS ON MY BLOG ,BEST WISHES GOD BLESS YOU

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  5. These pictures are beautiful!!! Thank you so much for your comment, the thoughts and healing energies!

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    1. Thank you. Hard to take bad pictures of such a beautiful location!

      I hope all goes well with your surgery and your healing gets you back to your keyboard quickly.

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  6. Just beautiful. The mountains out west are much more majestic than the east coast. Yet ours are cozy and hug you. Nature is so amazing.

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    1. Mountains are all gorgeous in their own way! I love all of them!

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