There are always new discoveries to be made, even if we know a place by heart. I don’t remember much else from this particular trip to Mt. Rainier National Park except walking a narrow and overgrown path through a forest of subalpine firs to find a beautiful setting. A quiet landscape of a forest pond surrounded by firs and its shores sprinkled by gorgeous blooming lupine.
Soft sunlight filtered through the trees to add a bit of a sparkle to the scene. The air was still and filled with aromas of summer forest and flowers, sweetened by the sunshine.
I have returned to this spot many times over the years, like visiting an old friend, but it has never been quite as glorious as this time. But I have missed the last couple of years…could it have been so breathtaking then? Perhaps this year God will paint it even more beautiful….