Daily Archives: February 17, 2013

Travel theme: Mountains

Ailsa wants to see mountains this week – of course, mountains come in different sizes, depending on where you are. My little corner of the planet barely has hills, let alone mountains – so any mountain photo I can offer has to be a travel picture, just right for this project 🙂

MountainTopOfCadillacMountainLookingTowardBarHarborMEThere are the less ambitious mountains, the kind we have here in the eastern U.S. This is the view from the top of Cadillac Mountain, Maine, looking down toward Bar Harbor (just above and left of the middle of the photo).

Aug03NeedlesNearMtRushmoreOn the other hand, some mountains are so tall and steep and rocky nothing even tries to grow on them – these are in the Black Hills of South Dakota, not far from

MountainAug03MtRushmoreMount Rushmore.

(Unlike Ailsa, I don’t have any snow-topped mountain photos handy. Somewhere, boxed away, there should be pictures from the time we hiked up Mt. Ranier in Washington right to the foot of the glaciers (at those heights, you really notice that there’s not nearly as much oxygen as here at sea level), but that was in the pre-digital days, and it would take a long search to find the prints.)