Saturday, 22 October 2011

View of the American Mountains from Victoria

This is a view of Charlene's home city of Victoria in British Columbia - and the American Mountains across the border which is the Juan de Fuca Strait.  It's a great vista - just what I like!

The American Mountains from Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Her perspective is taken from Mt. Tolmie - one of the many large outcrops in the city of Victoria and shows the American mountains included are Hurricane Ridge (1,585 m), Mount Angeles (1,967 m / 6,454 ft ) and Mount Olympus (7,980 ft /2,432 m) in Washington State.

As an ex geographer I'm always very pleased to get views of mountains and hills! :)

However I have to apologise to Charlene as the scan doesn't do justice to the colours in the sketch that she's used and I've had no success in trying to get it read better.

For this Sketch I got out Google Maps in "terrain" mode and started having a good look round at Charlene's surroundings - and they're absolutely incredible!  Then I had a good read of the Wikiepedia links......then I started to look at their entries on summitpost!  All that from a postcard!

The area around Victoria

7 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

I'm glad you included the map Katherine. Its a great card - all the information is there in lovely loose watercolour.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Now I've received my own postcard from Charlene (yet to be posted) I can really appreciate her delicate palette that breaks the colours through the image like a delicate crystal prism.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

It is great to see the view in your hometown Charlene...captured in that typical soft touch you have with watercolor...rendering it all dreamy and yes, beautifully Canadian!
Ronelle

Desiree said...

Great postcard Charlene, I love your landscapes. I also enjoy hearing about your many adventures and all he places you have traveled and lived in your life time! A true sojourner!

vivien said...

great view and a really nice sketch and interesting to see the map and setting

Pat said...

Beautiful postcard Charlene, I am looking at mine right now, it's propped up in front of me on my desk, and I agree with everyone that your style of allowing the soft colors speak to us is spectacular.

Pat said...

Oh, and Katherine, you are always giving us just what we need to enjoy and learn from our shared postcards. Thank you.

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