This is the full, uninterupted view of the Mountains, taken from the dike nearby. This panorama can be seen from most of Maple Ridge, north of Lougheed Highway. Any further south of that slopes down to the Fraser River where you then see the view which is shown in my header photo.
This week I want to show you the ever changing view of the Golden Ears Mountains from my kitchen window. If you are a regular reader, chances are, that you have seen this view here before. I must have a thousand photos of this magnificent hunk of rock. I never get tired of looking out there. The following photos were taken this weekend.
This is the sight I see between the trees at the North corner of the back yard, the trees obscure much of the view, but I am thankful to see the main peaks. When we first moved here 12 years ago, we did not even have this much of a view as the neighbour had a row of enormous poplars growing along the fenceline. One morning a few years ago, I got up and glanced out the window, and said to Keith, "OH the montains look so pretty today". Then it struck me that I was actually seeing them from my own window! I started jumping up and down and yelling "Oh my GOD!!! I can see the Golden Ears from my own window!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!" The neighbour had cut the trees down the day before and we had been out until dark so had not been aware of the change untill the morning. In this picture, the neighbours' roof is in the forground. Usually I aim the camera high to avoid capturing the roof. But I thought I would share it with you this time so you get the 'whole picture'. It also gives some perspective.
The incredible thing about the Golden Ears is the fact thay they have so many different personalities. Many times they are blanketed in fog and seem to dissapear altogether when the clouds are low.
In winter, while it is pouring rain down here, up on the Golden ears, it is snowing. After a few gray days, the clouds blow away revealing the peaks to us. The majestic view of the snow covered peaks against a vivid blue sky, takes my breath away everytime I see them.
When I go into town, other Maple Ridgers will say to eachother, "Lovely day, the mountains are out!" or "Aren't the Golden Ears gorgeous today"
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