Thursday, August 23, 2018

Take Three Thursday - Framed Mountain Views

As we were flying in to Seattle last month, the captain came on the loudspeaker and pointed out three volcanic mountains we were passing, so I snapped a photo of each one for #3 (A Framed View) of the 2018 SPSH. And these work perfect for Take Three Thursday as well!

Mount Hood
Mount Hood is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. It is located about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland.

Mount St. Helens
[It's very hard to see Mount St. Helens in this photo - it's very faint in the background.]
Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles south of Seattle, Washington.

Mount Ranier
Mount Rainier is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington. It is a large active stratovolcano located 59 miles south-southeast of Seattle, in the Mount Rainier National Park.

I'm pretty sure I would have missed these mountains (or at least not known which ones they were) if the captain had not made that announcement!

Do you ever look out the airplane window and wonder where you are or what you're seeing below?


  1. Melissa thanks for joining in today's Take Three Thursday ... those are amazing views. It's been SOOOO long since I've been on a plane, but yes I do remember looking out wondering where & what was below.

  2. Frequently! I love to fly with pilots who give you the info you want, or ones with the maps embedded in the seat so you can see where you are!

  3. My goodness, what splendid views you have had from your plane! Such lovely, crisp photos too.

  4. Great shots! I often look out the plane's window and think, "if we crash now, we're all dead …", which I read recently is a perfectly normal response!


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