Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trip - Leavenworth and Winthrop

Have you guys heard of the Carlton Fire Complex? It's supposedly the biggest fire ever in Washington. Joey and I happened to go near it twice this summer.

First, we went to Leavenworth for our friend's wedding. It smelled like a campfire there and the mountains were covered in smoke. 

 Smoke in the mountains:


Our stay in the cabin was nice, though:


Thunder, rain, sunshine, and epic twilight during the wedding:


The weekend after, Joey and I had to travel to Winthrop to check out a wedding venue for our own wedding. 

Mountains during the drive:




Once we passed the Cascades, it got very smoky:


 I felt like I was on an alien planet. The midday sun was sunset-colored (this photo has not been altered with filters or contrast):


Ashes were falling from the sky:


At night, I forgot one of my bags in the car so I had to step out into the night to retrieve it. My jaw dropped when I look at the near-full super moon... which was bright red from the forest fire effect (photo has not been altered with filters or contrast):


I watched the moon for several minutes, totally entranced:


I'll never forget that moon.

Enjoy the last of summer everyone! Hope every moment is beautiful. 


--Realm

2 comments:

  1. I saw a friend from Montana a few weeks ago. He said the skies of western Montana were darkened by the fires in eastern Washington.

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    1. Wow! That's pretty far. We've had hazy skies in Seattle, too.


      --Realm

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