Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

My favorite color combination – what, you don’t have one? – is green and blue. I realized this when I looked around my house the other day and saw those colors featured in almost every room.

Lucky for me the National Parks, and nature in general, favor that combo, too. It was never more evident to me than at Cascades National Park in Washington.

Cascades has so many gorgeous vistas I barely put my camera down, and was constantly stopping at the side of the road, jumping out, and trying to capture all the gorgeousness.

For my fellow lake-lovers (look at me, the recent convert!), Cascades is a treasure trove of clean, clear water. I’m going to share a bunch of photos, because I couldn’t decide on my favorites. (This is not Sophie’s Choice, people.)

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

Now we’re talking.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

Yeah, baby.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

I know, right?

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

Even the close-ups are pretty.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

The river at the entrance to the park.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

I took about a billion photos of this bridge, but won’t share them all here. You’re welcome.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

I love the color of the cabin as contrast.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

Sam and I scrambled down a little hill and found this sweet lake.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

The reflections were ridiculous that day.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

Even the trees are interesting. This one reminded me of a bearded old man.

Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

So much variation in such a small space.

Next up: Olympic National Park.

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14 Comments

  1. Beth November 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    Wow! I love the blue-green combo, too. What eye-popping photos!

    • deonne November 2, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

      Thanks, Beth! Glad you love it too. (And these weren’t even taken with the new camera!)

  2. Martha November 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    GORGEOUS!

    • deonne November 2, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

      I’m so glad you think so, Martha!

  3. Manisha November 3, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    I love it all especially the contrast cabin! You’ve given me a new appreciation for that color combination. my favorites are brown and blue – earth and sky. I tend to wear those colors together a lot. In beautiful place and in beautiful seasons (fall) I tend to like all the colors. Great job, Deonne. Did you mention that you had a new camera?
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    • deonne November 3, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      Manisha – I also love brown and blue together, that’s the color scheme of the one room in the house that isn’t blue and green. How funny. I did get a new camera! These photos, and the rest from this big Scamp, were made with the old camera. I’m heading out in December with the new one (a Pentax 645Z), and can’t wait to see what I come back with.

      • Manisha November 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

        You bought a Pentax! Awesome. I’ve been a Pentax girl all my life, each and every camera. I was thinking about trying another brand but it is so handy being able to use the lenses I already have. I can’t wait to see if the photos with the new camera are as great as the ones you have already taken.
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        • deonne November 11, 2015 at 10:53 am #

          Manisha – I’m loving the Pentax, and the only issue is how heavy it is. I’ll go Scamping in December with the new camera, and I’ll share those here. I hope you’ll see a difference!

  4. Deborah Dash November 3, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    Tough choice, but I think the top photo is my favorite of this set. These are all just amazing.

    • deonne November 3, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      Thank you for the kind words, Deborah! And voting, always appreciated.

  5. Shelley abell November 3, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    A treasure trove of Photos……… I could “probably” look at all of them. πŸ™‚

    • deonne November 3, 2015 at 11:14 am #

      Thank you, Shelley!

  6. Sherry in MT November 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

    Okay now I have yet ANOTHER place to put on my go see list! Darn you!!! LOL These are gorgeous and I love love that you had just the right amount of clouds for interest in most of them. All of them are a favorite and hey – go ahead and post bazillions – we’d look at them! πŸ™‚

    • deonne November 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

      Sherry – It’s my job to inspire everyone I can to get out there and experience these beautiful places, so I’ll consider my work done for the day. πŸ™‚ Thanks, as always, for the kind words.

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