Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 07/10/2013


Photo taken on June 12, 2013


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Old Stump

Old Stump
Photographed near the Johnson Observatory in Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, this stump appears to have been cut with a saw, but is in the blast area and was beautifully set off by the Penstemons that were one of the few plants growing in the area.

8adam8, Léopold, Peter Van Der Houwen, Gerda and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
nice color and textures...looks like the wildflowers are in abundance there.
5 years ago.
Brian Keyes
Brian Keyes
Nice shot, Ron! I'm always amazed at the state/speed of the recovery, each time I visit St. Helens.
5 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Nice contrast between the live elements and the stump =)
5 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
A very beautiful find and capture...gorgeous natural still life!
5 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
This purple flower goes well with the barren surroundings. I hope it's native plant and not just some successful stuff that grabs all disturbed space?
5 years ago.
Ron Hanko has replied to Sonja
It's a native and so not one that is going to take over at the expense of the original vegetation.
5 years ago.
J. Michael Wilhelm, Natures Images
J. Michael Wilhelm,…
It will probably take a couple of hundred years for that forest to grow back..that is if we don't kill off our planet before then.

JM
5 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Taken over by nature, very beautiful image!
5 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
I like color contrast against the gray
5 years ago.
Shotaku
Shotaku
Such a fascinating sight, to see the flowers blooming on mostly barren ground.
5 years ago.
Evergreengirl
Evergreengirl
Lovely! The penstemons were in bloom when we were there too. I assumed that the trees had been cut down by man since I know many dead trees were salvaged for lumber after the eruption, but maybe not in the blast zone?
5 years ago.
Esther
Esther
That was some explosion. It's nice to see that nature has not abandoned the place.
5 years ago.
Léopold
Léopold
A natural bench for hikers nicely surrouded with sweet flowers.
5 years ago.