Sam’s Ses Challenge #8: Weather

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge.

Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits with this week’s challenge.  Don’t know who the Ses are?… click here to find out.

Your contribution can be anything you want, a photograph, a short story… anything. Visit the main Sam’s Ses Challenge page to learn more.

The fun will be focused here on my blog, but feel free to play along on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Just be sure to link back to the challenge on whichever media you choose, to be sure Sam and I get to see it.

I hope you’ll join in.

This week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge theme is Weather.

Here’s my contribution:

Dawn with a view of Denali (aka Mount McKinley)

Dawn with a view of Denali (aka Mount McKinley)

When we began planning our visit to Alaska, seeing Denali (aka Mount McKinley) was one of the first things to make it onto my must-see list.  I mean, how could you get that close and not go and see the highest mountain in North America?

Yet as we approached Talkeetna, at the foot of the Alaska Range that includes Denali, this was the view that greeted us:

Denail's out there somewhere

Denail’s out there somewhere

The whole Alaska range was completely obscured by clouds. And the weather forecast for the next day predicted more of the same, plus a whole lot of rain. In other words, there was no chance we were going to set eyes on the mountain we’d come so far to see.

So imagine our joy the next morning when, against the odds, we awoke to bright blue skies. We jumped out of bed, to get a view of the mountain before the clouds rolled in, but the skies remained clear well into the afternoon.

That's more like it!

That’s more like it!

The whole Alaska Range

The whole Alaska Range


Denali, the highest mountain in North America

Denali, the highest mountain in North America

We really took the good weather with us that day!

We even saw one of the local residents that lucky morning.

We even saw one of the local residents that lucky morning.

This week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge was itself partially inspired by the photo theme Against the Odds from The Daily Post.

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5 Responses to Sam’s Ses Challenge #8: Weather

  1. Pingback: Against the Odds: Lifeguards | What's (in) the picture?

  2. ventisqueras says:

    adoro la neve e le montagne
    felice sera

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