Late afternoon sunshine on fresh snow in the Mt. St. Helens high country.
An imposing bank of fog.
For most of the
winter the mountains around Mt. St. Helens have seen little snow. However, recent storms have laid down several feet of the white stuff, and the hills are now covered in a
comforting blanket, lessening fears of a summer drought. Thick fog banks
cloaked many of the high peaks Sunday, and the low angle of the sun caused
valley hugging fluff to suddenly go dark and thunderous one moment and then
collapse in a wave of ethereal tendrils the next.