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This is a stump of a tree blasted into ash at the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980. This was not an insignificant tree; it was a meter at it's base and had probably reached 40 meters of height in it's several hundred years of existence, then in a blink it was gone.

I leave the Pacific Northwest in a day or so and I will take with me an awe of nature on this planet on which we live for a very short period of time. Whether the mountains are the Cascades I have just visited or the Alps or the Atlas Mountains it makes no difference, this place is grand and we are all fortunate to be allowed a glimpse of it.

It is all so temporary, and we should take better care of it.

Please check out the workshop, I have posted a shot of forest planted since the devastation, please pardon the truck in the scene, I needed something to give it scale.

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