Monday, November 16, 2009

Snoqualmie Falls

Saturday morning I met up with my good friend Alan Bauer for a tour of the Snoqualmie valley in search of Trumpeter Swans, Snow Geese, and any other fowl that caught our attention.

En route to our meeting place in Fall City, I elected to detour through Snoqualmie for a look at the falls around sunrise.

The water volume was fairly low coming over the falls, but the hovering fog above the falls made the scene pretty interesting. Add the sun's early rays penetrating the fog layer and it made for a beautiful morning.

The same fog that added such attraction to the falls served as a detriment in our search for birds in the lower valley. As we drove through Carnation and Duvall, the fog grew thicker and visibility decreased. We had hoped that it would burn off by late morning, but it was not to be.

Still, it was good to see Alan again and learn about the valley he calls home. I'm sure I'll return again soon!