On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.
You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.
For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
For the rest of the year, I’ll be cleaning up old pictures. Feel free to use the form to submit more, but like so much I’m dealing with right now, I feel honor-bound to clean up the old archives and get ready for new content. I didn’t realize I’d missed so much good stuff from mid summer and beyond!
Today, with real, actual pictures! Since we’re now waking up after the longest night, many of today’s selections will be welcome.
Where it was taken: Mount St. Helens
When: July 5, 2017
Other info: Day 5 of the vacation, this time at Mount St. Helens rather than Rainier.
Helens1: Apparently, this young buck decided to stop in for breakfast at my neighbor’s house across the way.
Helens2: Three deer in the early-morning fog rising from the ground.
Helens3 and 4: Taken on the road to Mount St. Helens.
Helens5: Some of the downstream devastation still visible 30 years later.
Helens6: A diorama in the Visitor’s Center at Johnston Ridge, with a narration and colored lights illustrating the various steps of the eruption.
Helens7: See if you can guess which direction the blast went…. The foreground was stripped bare, with whatever trees and shrubs that were on the ridge mostly taken up by the blast and hurled downwind. The background shows the trees that were toppled in place.
Coldwater Lake is a new lake created by the eruption, just one of many changes to the landscape.
Mountain1 through 4: Taken at various angles and at various zoom settings. The dome in the last picture is actually two domes, the foreground dome created in the years following the first massive eruption; the second dome created in the more sedate 2004 to 2008 steady eruptions. The domes are over 1000 feet high.
Wildflowers: Unlike Rainier, the wildflowers in the Mount St. Helens area are in full bloom.
Have a wonderful day and weekend, everyone! I’ll be posting Monday, but should you not read the site, Merry Christmas to all.