Photo: Doesn't everyone have two snow-capped mountain ranges?

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Olympics
Photo by Jan Hansen

The Cascades are ok but I have always preferred the rugged beauty of the Olympics. They were out long enough this week for Jan Hansen to get a photo of them.

Years ago a friend from Illinois was visiting. We were down on the Seattle waterfront, standing at the end of a pier. He had his back to the water and we were talking. I glanced over his shoulder and there was a jaw-dropping view of the Olympics, looking like they were about to march into the water.

I grabbed him in the middle of a sentence and turned him around, because I was afraid that if I waited, they would disappear.

He had a suitable reaction. "Good Lord Almighty," he said, "are those the Cascades?" No, I said, with suitable but false modesty, the Olympics. (Doesn't everyone have two snow-capped mountain ranges?)



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