Quiet Forest Pond

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….

Quiet forest pond graced by lupine and sunshine | Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

Quiet forest pond graced by lupine and sunshine | Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

2 thoughts on “Quiet Forest Pond

  1. Ross Martin

    Slav, this image has grown on me the more I see it, and it is now one of my favorites. There is a tenderness and a peaceful beauty that makes me yearn to be sitting there drinking it all in while telling God how amazing his works are.

    You are gifted to see quiet places in creation that most people walk right past, and it’s a blessing to have you sharing these captures with us. Thank you!


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