Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My World Tuesday

Once again it is 'My World Tuesday'.
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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12 comments:

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Wow that is some view! Brill pics.
Oh how I miss the mountains of the Lower Mainland.

Thanks for your visit, comment and for the heads up to visit your world.

Ruth said...

Our terrain is so boring in comparison with yours. What a spectacular view! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post.
Cheers!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wow that is one heck of a view you have - stunning

Fred said...

What awesome views! When I go to Vegas, the mountains are beautiful but have very little snow.

I would never get tired of seeing this view, either.

Louise said...

Love your mountains! I think all mountains have varying personalities, but the shape of yours makes them incredible in any mood.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

You could also mention that you grew up with a view of those same mountains from Stella Place. Now I miss that view but hope to be able to see them next week when we visit you.

Bobbie said...

Great photos, Susan. The Golden Ears were especially beautiful with the blue sky and snow capped peaks. I just looked out the window and saw that it's snowing. Hope we don't get too much.

Stay warm, and drive safely!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

spectacular they are. i can see why you are so enamored with the golden ears...i surely would be if that was my view each morning.
have a great week and thanks for sharing your world with us.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How nice your neighbour improved your view! The mountains are gorgeous!

Have fun photographing the snow. We got snow overnight and now central Ontario is clean and pristine again. YAY!

Wren said...

What an incredible view - I'm not usually in favor of cutting down trees, but still ...

Lily Hydrangea said...

I can see why you never tire of this view. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos.

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