British Columbia has a lot more climate diversity than I once thought. The lush coast and epic mountains are beautiful, but the drier inland valleys are also quite pretty.
It’s always special to see the desert in bloom. It’s neat how the desert can be dormant for years and then explode into flowers when the conditions are right.
I took this photograph in a beautiful green forest near timberline on the southwest side of Mount Saint Helens. It’s odd to think that the opposite side of the mountain was completely blown away and turned into a debris flow in the 1980 eruption. I wonder what it was like in this forest during the eruption.