Friday, August 26, 2011

Death - and Life Anew

When Mount St. Helens erupted 31 years ago, everything for many miles around was devastated.  All living things were gone.  Today, the fallen trees are a reminder of that time.  A flotilla of tree trunks still covers about 1/4 of Spirit Lake today.

On the land, the tree trunks are slowly becoming compost.  They are surrounded by a rush of color - green, white, purple and red, as life returns to the slopes around Mount St. Helens.

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