After the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, nearly 19 million trees were replanted over 45,000 acres. Scientists had doubts that the trees would grow, although they've flourished. As we drove toward the Johnston Observatory I was captivated by the almost geometric pattern of these Douglas fur's, as they caught the last of the evening light on they're branches. I immediately envisioned a black and white image, which is unusual for me because I simply do not see in black and white and gravitate toward vibrant images.
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