My wife and I were able to spend the first part of this month back in the Pacific NW--friends, family, familiar food and landscapes...
...and my new 'favorite hiking panorama' is this, stitched together from 8 photos, taken above Lake Colchuck during a hike in the central Cascades, about 2h45 out of Seattle, and not far from Leavenworth:
A perfect summer day: the peak in the middle is Dragontail
Peak, with Aasgard Pass to its left...the jade color of the lake is caused by
the presence in the water of 'rock flour'--glacially ground...
I also played with my iPhone a lot; to see some of those images, click
And, while up in Seattle, I was informed (and flattered) that I am being 'highlighted' with a little profile article on the
website of the travel magazine AFAR...
I was biking around the colonial university city of León,
Nicaragua, running errands...a colorful building across the street caught my
eye, and since I had my camera in my backpack, I stopped, got off my bike and
took a couple of shots. But then, when I turned around to get back on my bike,
I noticed that it was parked against THIS vibrant wall. Wow--COLOR! A humble
wooden building, instead of the more typical stone-and-stucco structure--when I
leaned the bike against the wall I hadn't even noticed it; I'd biked up and
down this street many times without really seeing it. Stop and park. Notice.