Tell me a Story: September 2016

We finally arrived in Leavensworth and day 1 is where my Tell me a Story Blog is going to happen.  The day was overcast and drizzly as we arrived.  Fortunately our drive from the Orcas Islands to Leavensworth had been pretty good.  The air was cold and we quickly bundled up.  After booking into the motel we decided to head out while the rain was not too bad.  First stop was a beer garden for a brat and beer.  Then it was a meander around town while the weather was okay.  Lastly we took a drive up to a ski run just to see what it was all about.  You will have to wait for day 2 to see images of the actual town.

 

Arriving in the quaint German town of Leavensworth

Arriving in the quaint German town of Leavensworth

The view from our hotel room

The view from our hotel room

Practicing with the Lensbaby Sweet 35

Very quickly the mist was dropping and the weather was changing dramatically.

Street views of the town

Street views of the town

The weather clearly was not pleasant when we arrived but as the day wore on the clouds came down and covered the mountains.

It was a lot colder than when we first arrived and the weather was definitely deteriorating fast.

Practicing with the Lensbaby Sweet 35

We did a brief walk around the town and when the rain started in earnest we headed back to the motel and waited it out. The guy hangs out on the front lawn area of the motel.

Ice particles covered the fir trees.

On the way back I spotted the fir trees covered in Ice particles.

Murals on the hotel walls

Murals on the hotel walls

The leaves are the fir trees were covered in ice.

More frozen fir branches.

We took a drive up to the loca ski run see what it was all about.

Not wanting to be stuck in the hotel room all afternoon we decided to take a drive up to the local ski run see what it was all about.

Richard was the only one surefooted enough to venture out onto the ice

Richard was the only one surefooted enough to venture out onto the ice

My brother and I do not get to see each other often. Luckily we have managed once a year for the past 4 years. While we get the opportunity I want to try and travel where ever he visits in the US. Family is precious and needs to be nutured.

My brother and I do not get to see each other often. Luckily we have managed once a year for the past 4 years. While we get the opportunity I want to try and travel where ever he visits in the US. Family is precious and needs to be nutured.

Richard out on the ice.

Richard chillin’ out on the ice.

Mmm - the South Florida girl is suddenly more appreciative of the hot temps and the mosquitos. Not sure I could handle snow up to my front door.

Mmm – the South Florida girl is suddenly more appreciative of the hot temps and the mosquitoes. Not sure I could handle snow up to my front door.

Looking over the town from the ski run area.

Looking over the town from the ski run area.  We headed back to the motel, and then to dinner at the restaurant next door.  It was way to cold to go any distance.  Hot chocolate and time to bunker down.  Tomorrow we will walk the town.

Thank you for joining me for this month’s Tell me a story.    This is a circle blog.  Please take time to visit my fellow blogger Janelle Garcia Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.

You can find the blogs to the Chihuly Gardens inside and out,  to Pike Street Market,  the Seattle Waterfront and Ferris Wheel, Bainbridge Island,  Seattle LibraryColumbia Building and Chinatown, Seattle City Scenes , the ferry trip to Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor the town,  the ferry trip back to the mainlandand and our drive to Leavensworth, by clicking on the highlighted names.

Keep a look out for more of the upcoming blog on the Snoqualmie Falls.

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11 Comments on “Tell me a Story: September 2016

  1. Pingback: Tell Me A Story | September 2016 | Perspectives

  2. Wow! Looks like an amazing place to visit (although I don’t think I could live with the snow at the doorstep either). The images of the mist are very dramatic. I love the last image of the road. Beautiful.

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  3. Wonderful post, Sharleen! Your images are fabulous. I especially love the minimalism of the image of Richard on the ice in the fog!

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  4. Thank you for always taking us with you on your adventures with so many beautiful images! It always is a visual treat!

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