Mountains Overlooking Christmas Meadow. Uintahs, Utah

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Hank Waxman on February 6, 2008


ai savery on May 6, 2008

Wow! Spectacular shot, Wob! Why no title? Gweetings from alicia ;)

Robert Mcewen on May 7, 2008

And gweetings to you back. Thanks for pointing out I'd forgotten to give this image a title. I wasn't sure what to call it at the time of uploading it because I didn't have a clue what I was looking at.Just Mountains just didn't seem adequate. That part of the country is quite breathtaking.

This is my sister in law's favorite area to go camping. She was desperate for us to see the area on our last visit to Utah.

What part of the States are you from Alicia? Just curious because you seem to have photos of everywhere across America. Thanks for the wisit.


ai savery on May 7, 2008

A perfectly fitting panoramio title, Wob. I haven't heard of these mountains, nor have I been there, but I looked them up on GE and was amazed at the amount of lakes in the area - accessible only by hiking trails - ? It must be very scenic to drive through this area. I'll put it on my list.

I'm a Seattleite through and through. I haven't made it to the east coast yet, but someday... Am also overdue for Europe again. I was thinking you're from California, but now am thinking you're not - ? Thanks for your wisits. Wegards, alicia

Robert Mcewen on May 8, 2008

Ah ha, a Seattleite through and through eh! Unfortunately, I know very little about Seattle. Frasier, coastal city, SeaHawks, Space Tower, Nirvahna and wet weather is as much as I know about Seattle. I'm assuming that'll mean you are 'born and bred' a Seattleite?

Re your comments about this photo and the surrounding area. There are loads of lakes, and each one more spectacular than the last. It is a good camping and hiking area, but non of them are particularly large, so the less energetic can enjoy a pleasant lakeland stroll along the waters edge. It's no wonder why my sister in law loves this area. If you can get down this way ever, head for Bald Mountain and Mirror Lake; you'll love it. It's a truely special place.

I was wondering why you thought I was Californian? Actually you couldn't be further from the mark. I'm from Sheffield, England. The city made famous for inventing stainless steel and the movie 'The Full Monty'. Have you heard of it? The rest of my family live in a town called Huddersfield; apart from a sister that married and emigrated to Scottsdale, Arizona back in '82.

All my US photos are from recent trips holidaying with my family and visiting the wifes' sister in Ogden, Utah.

My only connection with California is Paul(coal miners boy),who doctored a photo of me with my brothers into the Brother-Lee Love band and which a few of us have had a kick out of.

ai savery on May 8, 2008

Well, you just need to wisit Seattle, then! You're missing out on the most beautiful Pacific Northwest city. When you visit your sister in Scottsdale, plan a cruise to Alaska, departing from Seattle. That way you can at least spend one or two days around Seattle and a week in our beautiful Alaska, viewing the receding glaciers before they're gone. But go in March or November to avoid the mosquitoes and the tourists. And you can have lunch in the Space NEEDLE (NOT Tower - obviously you're not from California - even they know what it's called ;))in the top restaurant for lots of panoramio shots (check out GE on that one!).

Of course I should get myself over to England again..... I've only seen London, and I LOVED it but was there only for a stopover - not enough time. And yes, I've seen 'The Full Monty' three times now I think :D. It must be wonderful living in England - a very beautiful country with so much history. Many apologies for thinking you were from CA (tho that's not a bad thing) - it must have been the BLL connection. One thing about panoramio that I regret is that I don't have the time that it takes to explore everyone and their photos as much as I would like - if I did more sleuthing I probably could figure out everything you just told me above;)

Thank you also for the tips on the Uintahs - I will make a point of going through that area sometime.

Cheers, alicia (born & bwed Seattlite)

Robert Mcewen on May 8, 2008

Hi again. I'll put it on my 'to do' list. I will spend some time trawling your pics to discover more about Seattle and Alaska. Is it not a tad too cold in March or November? Aren't they like winter months up there?

Excuse my ignorance by the way. I thought to call it a Needle, but then decided against as I wasn't certain. I'll bet the views up the top are the best. You'll have to be my tour guide for a day when I make it over.

England is OK I suppose. It's a case of what you're used to you become blase about I suppose. When I stop and think, we do have lots of stuff that maybe I don't appreciate like I should. Everywhere is steeped in ancient history; Roman through to medieval castles and right up to the present day. The countryside isn't what you'd call spectacular due to the lack of mountains. Our highest peak is only 2800'. But its very green and beautiful, especially now that there is a splash of color everywhere with summer nearly here.

Anyway, it's now 7.15am and I need to jump in the shower, have bweakfast and get off to work. Gweat to chat with you again. Cheers, Wob

PS. What does your user name mean?

ai savery on May 10, 2008

You won't find any photos of Alaska in my gallery, Wob, as I've never been there. I must be mad for not visiting my neice up there yet ;~... But it is truly on The List. I may be getting some pics by my nephew of Alaska soon, and if they're decent I'll post them. If you don't like mosquitoes or masses of humanity while on vacation, I've heard that the weather in March and November is just fine and you will avoid both. (If you're not going by cruise you may be able to avoid the crowds, but you will tend with the squitoes.)

When I think of England, I do think of it's historical buildings, which I would love to see. That and the lushness and coastlines make up for lack of mountains. Plus you are close to Scotland and Ireland - 2 more on The List ;).

Cheews, alicia ps - my user name is my name

Robert Mcewen on May 11, 2008

Well if it's coastlines you like to see, consider this! From my home town, I can get to both the west and east coasts in a little over an hour. How mad is that? When you consider how long it would take you to go cross country to get to the east coast; it takes me an hour to get to both coastlines. And this little island has 66 million folks crammed in between its shores. Horrendous!!

That must be why the English just have to get away for their holidays; that and the crap weather might have something to do with it. Rob

ai savery on May 12, 2008

Well, now that you mention it, there are an awful lot of Seattleites who have to do just the same. It doesn't take a long trip for us though, as we have desert climate over in Eastern Washington - about a three hour drive. You are right, everyone likes a change and we all tend to start taking our own surroundings for granted. On that note, let's look forward to our upcoming vacations! Best, alicia

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 30, 2007
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    by Robert Mcewen
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z60
    • Taken on 2007/10/29 13:12:11
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 14.49mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash