The Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft (82 m) waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington, USA. It is one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions and Shellys first stop after the Bryan Ohno Gallery downtown in the International district for us to discover her hometown surroundings. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year, and we for sure did not want to miss out on this beautiful piece of nature and American history.
For the Snoqualmie People, who have lived for centuries in the Snoqualmie Valley in western Washington, Snoqualmie Falls is central to their culture, beliefs, and spirituality. A traditional burial site, to the Snoqualmie, the falls are “the place where First Woman and First Man were created by Moon the Transformer” and “where prayers were carried up to the Creator by great mists that rise from the powerful flow.” The mists rising from the base of the waterfall are said to serve to connect Heaven and Earth.
What better place to start our first photo shoot in a series here this week in Seattle and it did not take long before I bumped into Laura of Snoqualmie wandering the shores.
The eerie light, the grey blueish water and the black algae at the bottom of the falls all spoke for Laura, and for me the Snoqualmie Falls will forever be connected to Laura.
Or should I say Twin Peaks ?