...chases the winter blues away!
It's been raining for about a month straight, one storm after another. Nothing but clouds and rain and drearyness. The local news stations have been running a bunch of feature stories on mental health, like they're afraid the weather is gonna have depressed Northwesterners offing themselves by the dozens.
Boy, was today ever a welcome change. It was an absolutely gorgeous day across the Northwest, with clear sunny skies and unlimited visibility. If my work was anything other than flying, I would've called in sick, because it would've been an awesome day for skiing or hiking. But it was great weather for flying, too, so I went to work.
My first leg up to Seattle was deadheading, and I ended up sitting in the jumpseat so I took a few pictures.
Mt. Hood on takeoff out of PDX.
Downtown Seattle, turning base for SEA.
On final for 16R, clear view of Mt. Rainier.
And to top it all off, a very nice sunset: