Magic at the Forest Floor
Nowhere do I find more peace and wonderment of the beauties of nature than at the forest floor. This is especially true in deciduous alder tree forests in sub alpine areas of Western Washington. Ample sunlight can make its way through the deciduous forest canopy in early spring before the leaves of the tree begin to emerge. This helps support the growth of a variety of greenery and flowers at the forest floor including bleeding hearts and queens tears pictured here. Later, the leaves of the forest canopy will crowd out much of the light, but at that time the bloom cycle will be about over and the plants will already be mature as summer approaches.
Bleeding HeartsWhite Alder TreesForest FloorQueens Tears
From Mountain Loop Highway