Today’s photos are from Lori Ann Fowler in Newhalem, Washington.
I am sure you have tons of fall photos with amazing color, but I had to share these with you.
I was walking home last night from the greenhouse and snapped these shots as the sun peaked through the clouds.
These trees were planted with foresight of the impact the contrasting colors would have with the surrounding granite gorge walls, fast-running Skagit River, and the concrete powerhouse (below).
This is the historic Gorge Powerhouse constructed in the early 1920s to produce electricity for Seattle as part of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project.
The Seattle City Light town of Newhalem was born from this project for employees who live in the remote Cascades.
Superintendent and “Father of Seattle City Light” James D. Ross built Ladder Creek Falls Trail and surrounding gardens to showcase the area to visitors.
Saxifraga fortunei (Zones 6–9) putting on its fall display.
Newhalem is the gateway to the North Cascade National Park, and as travelers pass through the Skagit Hydroelectric Project complexes, they enter a fall wonderland that blends as they climb into winter majesty of the American Alps. It is a privilege to live near, work in, and steward these historical gardens.
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