“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~Henry David Thoreau
Willie and I ventured to Mt. Rainier National Park in its “spring” ... which means August. By the time the snow melts and the wildflowers start to bloom, it’s summer everywhere else! On years when there’s more snowfall, the flowers usually bloom in larger fields, looking like carpets of flowers. We had hoped that this year would be flower-filled.
Unfortunately this was a weird year — when we arrived, the some flowers were just about to bloom and others were on their way out. There were no carpets of flowers! In fact, at Reflection Lake, here, we only found two little patches of flowers. Luckily we had arrived first and were able to stake out the two best flower patches!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
16mm, f/9, 2 sec, ISO 100