Saturday, December 29, 2007

Kangaroo

This is another favorite from our most recent visit to the zoo .... Australasia section. Isn't he adorable? :-)

Random shot from the zoo

This one is from our most recent visit to the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle. We were walking around the Tropical Forest and this tree caught my attention, especially the light-effect around it :-)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Downtown Bellevue


Just realized that I missed posting this picture on my blog. This one was clicked in Aug 07 when we went to I-90 bridge to see the air show. Miss those clear skies... but snow showers are good to see once in a while :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Snow storm at Seattle



Here it is....after a long wait! :) The storm started around 2 pst today... and continues as I type this. We are expecting the snow storm to continue for rest of the weekend, and end after some heavy rain on Wednesday, 12/5.

Hoping to get some more clicks tomorrow.. watch this space for more. Cheers.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The last time I saw snow shower

After writing about snow-shower in my previous post, I was trying to recollect the last time I saw one.... and this picture came to my mind.

I remember sharing this with a few of you. For those who haven't seen this before, it was clicked in April 2007 when we hiked the Sol Duc Falls (yeah yeah.... Peninsula again :-D) I get excited at the sight of snow even if its miles away.... and it was a wonderful experience to actually hike in snow :)

Despite all the fun, I must admit that I was caught in two-minds : whether to click more n more pics of snow shower.. or to stuff my camera in its bag to protect the lens :-D.... yup, thats me!

Hurricane Ridge during Spring '07


This one was clicked during our second visit to the Peninsula.... in April 2007. After Lake Tahoe, this is another good place to visit if you are someone like me - someone that loves SNOW !!! :-D

Not sure if the ridge is accessible during Winter but it certainly is during March-April timeframe. So, here's another bonanza if you plan to visit Seattle around that time. :)

P.S. Snow Showers are predicted for Thursday morning PST (11/29) at Seattle ... YIPEEEEEEEEE!! Hoping to get some good shots... watch this space for more.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Deception Pass @ Skagit Valley, WA



With nothing to do on Thanksgiving Day (yeah, not a Turkey-eater)...we decided to visit Deception Pass after a couple of hours debate on Bain Bridge Island v Deception Pass.

Gana and I have visited this place sometime in April this year, but Srinath has not. This was a good place to go on a bright and sunny (and chilly) day for multiple reasons, one among them being not-so-far-from-home. :)

For those familiar with NW, this place is about 90 miles North of Seattle, in Skagit Valley. So check it out if you are in town sometime around April coz you get a double bonanza - Tulip Festival + Deception Pass :)

P.S. Aravind - Hope I have done a decent job on adding more words to my post ;-)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

By the Coast


If there's one place in this world that I would want to visit again and again and again, it would be this - Olympic Peninsula... Love it!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Crater Lake, OR


Love the still water and the deep blue sky.... from our visit during April 07.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Frisco to Seattle


My all-time favorite... clicked during our road-trip to San Francisco during Dec '06. I was driving and Gana was busy with the camera, clicking endlessly. Result.....'Priceless' :)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Snoqualmie Falls, WA


This one is actually from our visit during February '07. Beautiful place....! :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Narada Falls, WA

Narada Falls was named by Arthur F. Knight in 1893 after the Narada branch of the Theosophical Society of Tacoma. Narada is a Hindu word meaning 'uncontaminated' or 'pure' :)

Read more at http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/waterfall.php?num=625&p=0

Monday, September 17, 2007

Latourell Falls (using Olympus)


If you plan to visit Oregon, don't miss out the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway. This place is filled with greenery, lots of trails, and not to forget... plenty of waterfalls :)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Latourell Falls, OR

Sample picture clicked using my mobile phone.. yet to download the ones from my camera. Watch this space for more n more waterfalls from Oregon :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Rafting on the Colorado



Tim... this picture is dedicated to you.. Happy viewing.. and it's almost friday!!

It's been a year since we visited Grand Canyon... but the memories remain fresh. Thanks to Gana for the surprise vacation! :)

Change



Dedicated to my friend, colleague & well-wisher... 'PV' :)

And yeah....that's the Hurricane Ridge during my visit in April '07! Very different from how it looked couple of weeks back, isn't it? :) There is nothing permanent in life except 'CHANGE'

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Pebble Beach


Yup... I love collecting pebbles... and here's what we found when we stopped by one of the beaches in the peninsula :)

P.S. Let me not forget that we actually spotted two whales here :) :)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mt.Rainier

Our friend Srinath is moving to Seattle in a couple of weeks, and is in town this weekend to look out for apartments before relocating. We went to South Seattle cities / Tacoma to check out houses and obviously, I didn't carry my camera with me :(

It was a clear day and Mt.Rainier was fully visible. Here's what I managed to click with my BB. :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Elliot Bay, WA


Another favorite from Day 1 of the long weekend outing. A beautiful view of Elliot Bay.... when the sun was trying to make its way thru the thick grey clouds.

Seattle Skyline from Space Needle



Only missing piece is Mt.Rainier in the background. It was a cloudy day and we could barely see the Mountain.

Pike Place Market


Hehehehe.... yup, from the Pike Place Market :-D

Seattle skyline from Elliot Bay Cruise


Arun Chetan & Raji had visited us at Seattle for the long weekend :-) :-) Here are some of my favorite clicks from the long weekend.

To begin with, here's Seattle skyline... from Elliot Bay Cruise.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Oregon Coast


One of my favorite spots on the West Coast. Clicked during my visit in October 2006. Try going there once... and you will feel the power of the Ocean :-)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sunrise @ Grand Canyon, AZ


One among the few wonders of the world... Grand Canyon. Clicked during my visit in Sep 06.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Veli... God's own country


One of my all-time favorites. Clicked in March 2006 from the toll bridge at Trivandrum... on my way back home during the good old night-shift times :-)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle, as seen from NE 45th st @ U-District, Seattle. It was a chilly evening and with all the shivering, this was the best I could get :-)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Astoria-Megler Bridge... again!


And here's a breathtaking view of the bridge, from Astoria Column, OR. Astoria column is a tower overlooking the mouth of the beautiful Columbia River. It includes a interior spiral staircase that leads to an observation deck at the top! :-)