Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow Storm @ Seattle - Dec 20, 21 2008

The wind was not as bad as expected.... however, it snowed continuously over the last 48 hours. The result: 3 inches of snow in the city and upto 6 feet of snow around the state. (and still counting!!)

Sharing some moments from the two day storm, which is expected to hang around thru Christmas. Statistics reveal that this is the worst storm to hit the greater Seattle area in over 10 years!

A view from the stairs

Outside the apartment building

A random shot of our street

A bush just outside our apartment building, filled with snow

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow storm has begun

This is just the beginning of a weekend filled with icy rains and snow storms! Stay tuned....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Showers @ Seattle, Dec 2008

Sharing some moments from the snow showers on Saturday 12/13 and this morning 12/18.... Happy Holidays!!! :-)

P.S. It is turning out to be a snow storm as I type this...

Sunset @ Seattle

Here's a picture from a beautiful evening @ Seattle. The temperature was in the 20s... but the deep blue sky revealed these beautiful colors as the sun set.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Orange and White in action

Well, we didn't want to go thru the happy process of naming our new pets, the two fantail goldfishes, only to see them vanish from our lives in a short span of time. Goldfishes do have a decent life span... however, it is well known that most fishes die when you add them to a new aquarium.

So we simply decided to call them Orange and White... and they seem to like it too :)

P.S. No sounds.... hence no worries if you are viewing this from work/library/etc.... (thanks to my Olympus C765)

Eastern and Central Washington

Totally different from the cloudy weather and the lush of greenery you see in Western Washington.... yet, gorgeous in its own way!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Columbia River Gorge, Central Washington

Another long pending one.... clicked on our way back from Grand Coulee Dam.

Grand Coulee Dam, WA

I took my camera out of the case to click pictures of the colorful fall season, only to realize I missed to post this one (from our September trip).... oops!

The Grand Coulee Dam, located on the Columbia river in central Washington, is the largest concrete structure in the United States. In addition to producing up to 6.5 million kilowatts of power, the dam irrigates over half a million acres of Columbia river basin farm land and provides abundant wildlife and recreation areas.

We visited this place on our way back from Glacier National Park, and it was totally worth it. Too bad we could not stay back to watch the Laser Light Show... as we both had to get back to work the very next day.

Fall 2008

A peek from our living room....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Big Sur, CA (Sep 2008)

Breath-taking....!!! This is from my 2nd visit to Big Sur...totally worth it!

P.S. Clicked using my BB camera...which I hope explains the quality of the photograph.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Padmanabhapuram Palace, India

I was scanning thru my photo collection [looking for a nice MSN pic... :)] and spotted this one... and that's when it struck me that I missed posting this all-time fav!

If you happen to visit South India, or to be more specific, Southern part of Kerala or Tamil Nadu, do stop by this masterpiece.... Padmanabhapuram palace.

This trip remains close to my heart....that was my last week at Trivandrum...and I was vacating to Chennai before I traveled back to the States. We were about 8 of us (Siju's family and my family), and really enjoyed every minute of this one-day trip to the palace and Kanyakumari.

Wish I could get those golden days back.... see you soon, India !

Monday, September 1, 2008

Glacier National Park, Montana

After 9 hours of drive from Seattle (passing through Idaho and entering Montana), we arrived at the big sky country to experience the wilderness @ Glacier National Park, Montana. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude...and we surely did love every minute there.

One of the most amazing highlights of Glacier National Park is a drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Its a scenic drive that spans 50 miles through the park's wild interior, winding around mountainsides, waterfalls, rivers, wildlife, and the list goes on and on....! It took us about 7 hours to cover all vista points on this 50 miles road... and I believe that explains the stunning beauty of this part of the world.

Here are some pictures of key vista points that we stopped at. Happy viewing!!

The Drive

Logan Pass

Sun Point

USA - Canada Border (yup, this is an international park)

Table Top Mountain

Feast for the eyes

Wildlife .... we did spot a bear but he was way far for a photograph...

Lake McDonald

Watch this space for more...
  • Coulee Dam, WA
  • Columbia River Gorge, WA (yup..there's another one here!)
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