Pockets of fog hang over the Chehalis River Valley and Skokumchuck Reservoir with the Olympic Mountains far off to the west. WA
Deer on the right side of this giant sequoia show how large these trees have become over the past two thousand years. CA
The canopy of old growth noble firs, Douglas firs and western hemlocks in the Goat Marsh Research Natural Area on the southwest side of Mount St. Helens, WA.
Snags ring the shoreline of Goat Marsh as well as in the marsh. Although dead, these trees continue to serve a useful role in the forest ecosystem.
Autumn weather hangs over Lac (Lake ) Monroe viewed from the La Corniche Overlook in Mont Tremblant National Park, Quebec, Canada.
Licorice fern is back lit as it establishes a foot hold on the trunk of a big leaf maple tree. WA
They almost cut it all, save for a stand of Douglas firs that peek through the clouds, viewed from Mary's Peak near Philomath, OR.
Smoke from a large forest fire arising from outside of Mount Rainier National Park drifts through the park and hangs in the valleys.
The White River at its source on Mt. Rainier slowly works its way down the valley. The view is from Cyrstal Mountain, WA.
Old growth Douglas firs are back lit with Mt. Rainier in the background when viewed to the west from an overlook on Highway #410. WA
Smoke from a large forest fire arising from outside of Mount Rainier National Park drifts through the park when viewed from Tipsso Lake near Chinook Pass. WA
A gentle breeze dislodges snow from the limbs of old growth Douglas firs. WA
Fog hangs in this stand of Douglas firs and western hemlocks near Mount St. Helens, WA.
Snags serve as cavity nesting habitat for birds living near Mt. Rainier, WA.
And old growth Douglas fir stands watch over Mount St. Helens near Hanaford Lake as the sun rises on September 14, 1975, four years prior to the eruption in 1980. WA
A lone alpine fir holds its place at timberline on the north face of Mount St. Helens in 1974, six years prior to the 1980 eruption. WA
The September 1988 wildfire killed large stands of lodgepole pines in Yellowstone National Park as evidenced by this hillside early in the morning. WY
A mother and her children walk among the poplar trees along the beach in Manson, WA.
Morning fog hangs over the Pioneer Cemetery in Lacey, WA.
Poplars are planted in eastern Washington State to reduce wind erosion. WA
Mistletoe in Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) near Corvallis, OR. And yes, this is the same mistletoe that is harvested for use at Christmas time. OR
A lone cow grazes among Oregon white oaks shrouded in morning fog near Olympia, WA.
A lone Oregon white oak becomes part of the fence along Ruddel Road in Lacey, WA
Cows graze in the presence of an oak tree in the early morning fog. WA
An oak tree in early morning fog. WA
A thin strip of Douglas firs stand alone on a ridge during the start of a summer thunder storm in Oregon. OR
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