It is fascinating to see the majestic Mount Rainier covered by snow in the summertime.
For those who don’t know, this is actually an active volcano. Not an ordinary volcano though… This one is the most dangerous volcano on Earth, with a huge destructive power. But it is not rare when some of most beautiful existing things are also the most dangerous – is it?
In the area, you can even notice evacuation route signs, when driving on the Washington state roads. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw one, then another one, and finally lots of them… Wow, I never thought that the danger it was that serious! You better be careful 🙂
On the other hand, being the highest mountain in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, USA, it is often covered by snow. Because of this, the difficult relief and climbing conditions, many hikers lost their lives on it. I heard that sportives who want to rich the heights of Mount Everest train themselves first on Mount Rainier. That’s not for everybody though 🙂
Myself, I prefer to see it’s beauty from afar even better in the summertime 🙂 But I like nature photography in all seasons. Well, this time it was a hot sunny beautiful day of July. Mount Rainier was dominating the landscape and the highway view. I had to ask my husband to go back and forth several time, to find the best spot for the photo 🙂 I finally found it and sat down in the grass, so I could also capture the pretty pink flowers. As beautiful as it is, the snow covered mountain in the summertime wouldn’t have been that interesting without a summer landscape framing it. The layers captured from this position also gave the picture a more sense of the mountain scale.
I think I did a good job with this composition. Therefore I decided to go even further and I made it as a watercolor painting. This being done, I uploaded my Mount Rainier watercolor to the Fine Art America gallery and you can see it as a fine art print for wall, home decor and accessories.
** I moved this post from my Giftsmart.com because it is more related to travel than to gifts – although the prints are always available 🙂