August 21, 2008

Bathed in Blue

Original photograph by GF
This image was captured at the top of Mt. St. Helens last summer. From the top of the mountain, as you look out over Spirit Lake, you can see Mt. Rainier clearly, one of the few other landmarks joining you in this lofty realm.

This view overlooks the landscape that was devastated when Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980.  Now, bathed in blue, punctuated by the white of snow and glacier, occasionally steeped in steam from volcanic activity, this landscape of destruction is slowly emerging as a landscape of renewal.

Even as Mt. St. Helens once again slumbers, the view of this area continues to change. This image, enhanced by highlighting the simple colors and lines of the landscape, reflects a sense of hope and regeneration. 

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