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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So very beautiful! Thank you for sharing these photos .
Ahhhh-mazing! I live in beautiful Colorado, and we also have stunning fall colors... I love the contrast of these leaf colors. Thanks for sharing!
Mother Nature at her best!
When I see breath-taking autumn photos like these, I just wish it could be fall all year long. These photos are stunning!! You've captured the beauty of your surroundings and this magical time of year. Thanks for taking the time to share those photos.
Amazing fall colors. BTW, Lori and her husband Bill have submitted pics before. https://www.finegardening.com/article/spring-in-the-cascade-mountains
I think she submitted another set but can't seem to find them.
Gorges, a river, and foliage - oh my!
I haven't been to Washington before - enjoyed looking at all the photos.
So much beauty in Newhalem! So different that the woods and hills around Pittsburgh, PA.
I think the photo that really took me by surprise was the last one: as I scrolled down from the top on the computer revealing mountains and trees, I was expecting to be in the middle of the wilderness and then there is the sidewalk and street!
Wow.... incredibly beautiful. Brightened my morning - thank you for sharing!
Outstanding! Nature never disappoints us.
Wow! Gorgeous! We will check this out when in area. We sure do live in a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing...
Beautiful landscape and gorgeous pictures. You're so lucky to be living in such a beautiful area.
Wonderful photos! Thank you very much for sharing. Certainly a treat to see!
Have always loved the PNW.
Thank you for sharing your gardens and the gorge photos!
WOW! Great job Lori. This is absolutely gorgeous. I personally can't get to much of Fall colors, so thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy
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