I'm a free spirited aging hippie
who loves talking to flowers, chasing rainbows
and photographing all the beauty that surrounds us
Thanks for taking a peek into my little world

Friday, February 10

Remainders of the Day

In 1980 Mt St Helens erupted with such force
it devastated over 150 square miles
of pristine forest in just 6 minutes
The total energy output was equivalent to
400 million tons of TNT
This fascinating casualty of that day
sits precariously on the bank of Coldwater Lake
which was born of the volcano
I live in the valley below Mt St Helens
here in Washington State


Mel said...

I'm trying not to be sad--nature has a way of replenishing and rejuvenating, but gosh....what a desolation.

I love the photo. It humbly reminds me of the balance in life that we don't get to control.

Dirk Rosin said...

kunst skapt av naturen, flott fotografert, nice picture. :-)

Gaelyn said...

Some of the root wads from the eruption make incredible sculptures. This one included and especially with the reflection.

Most of my time was spent on the Windy Ridge side of the Monument so nice to see the Coldwater side through your eyes.

Holyriver said...

Nice shot.

TexWisGirl said...

great photo!

orvokki said...

Luonto on kaunista, ja Sinä kuvaat sen hyvin.
Hyvää viikonloppua!

Ignacio Santana said...

Muy buena fotografía!!!

Un abrazo!!! ;)

Horst in Edmonton said...

Even though I have never been in the area, I remember the old man that lived on the mountain. He was gone in an instant. I was glued to the television when the mountain blew up.

theconstantwalker said...

I can't believe it was that long ago... how time flies.

Dan said...

It looks petrified in the photo... and yes the pun is intended. lol.

You captured a moment of historical significance... wow!

Stephanie said...

I echo everyone's words.

gina said...

Great image with a story to tell! I can't believe it was over 30 years ago.....

Eko said...

Mielenkiinnolla katselin kuviasi.
Kaunista ja korkeatasoista työtä.
Tervehtien Eko

Regina said...

Beautiful one!
Happy weekend.

Nadege, said...

Great shot. I love the reflection and beautiful edit.

Lisa said...


Robert Wagter said...

Hi Laura,

So well spotted. I probably would have walked past it. Somehow this picture makes such a strong impression!