Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mount St Helens

Mount St Helens #4

And here she is! This was about the clearest the clouds got near her crater while we were there.  Visible in this photo are the north facing crater, the headwaters, the lahars, the toppled trees, and the beautiful carpet of purple and red wildflowers that bloom up here in June and July. Broad leaf lupine, red paintbrush as they call it out here, and Caldwell's pentstamon. The colors were overwhelming. I just had to keep pinching myself, this park was so beautiful. I definitely want to drive back for one more hike this summer.

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my gosh! just gorgeous! all i can think of is 'picture puzzle!' :)

barbara cecelia said...

A beautiful photo -- worth a drive back many times over -- barbara

Alica said...

Gorgeous! I've seen her from an airplane, but never, ever this beautiful view. I agree with TWG...a puzzle of this would be neat!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Just look at the variety of colors & forms!!! Wow!