Mount Rainier National Park
in the native language Rainier is Tahoma
"mother of many waters"
how very true
considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes
and right out our back door ... hummmm....
the trees are God's great alphabet
with them he writes in shining green
across the world His thoughts are serene
between every two pines is a doorway to a new world
you feel so small in the forest of giant ancients
it makes you giggly
it's like being a kid again
the mighty roar was deafening
what splendid power!
I love the little world
a little hot chocolate pick-me-up?
the human spirit needs places where
nature has not been rearranged by the human hand of man
Earth laughs in flowers
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wild Delphinium and Indian Paintbrush
the natives would use the beautiful purple/blue
delphiniums as dye for their baskets
flowers seem intended for the solace
of ordinary humanity
climb the mountains and get their good tidings
nature's peace will flow into you
as sunshine flows into trees
the winds will blow their own freshness into you
and the storms their energy
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves