Taken near Paradise, Mt. Rainier National Park, on September 5th, 2012
In early September 2012 I was in Seattle for a friend’s wedding. Since my birthday is also in early September and since the wildflower bloom was spectacular at Mt. Rainier in 2012, I decided to treat myself to a little birthday camping trip near Paradise. I spent three days hiking among the wildflowers, meadows, and streams of that gorgeous park, inhaling the rich aromas of the flowers and savoring amazing views like this one.