Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rolling thunder...

The ground shakes, the horns scream--- Amazing!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Clearly beautiful...

A year or two after logging, nature makes things beautiful again.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pardon me, do you know the way back to the Interstate?

You see drivers from all over on the way to Mt. St. Helens!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Real strength...

The wildflowers come back every year, growing through the volcanic debris on Johnston Ridge, but this year is even more amazing because of the unusual heat and a significant lack of rain.  

Friday, July 17, 2015

MY flowers!

The roots of a blown-down tree are protecting these little wildflowers...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Just the blink of an eye...

Cataclysmic changes--  35 years later.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Out of the ashes...

Wildflowers light up the volcanic ash...

Monday, July 13, 2015

An impossibly beautiful afternoon at Johnston Ridge...

The wildflowers are still blooming on Johnston Ridge, nearly 2000 feet above the valley below.  And Mt. St. Helens looms above it all.  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

After the rain...

Mt. St. Helens is still hiding behind the clouds, but the wetlands are glowing after our first bit of rain in months. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Into the wind...

Ospreys have very long wingspans for their size, generally nearly 6 feet.  They live near water and are quite good at fishing!