A Spring storm gathers over the Snoqualmie River, about a half hour from Seattle. Clouds obscure looming Mount Si, even as the sunshine brightens the trees. The first bloom of dandelions has already gone to seed.
At my feet, the graceful curves of a freshly unfurled Lady fern echo the relaxed bow of rain-soaked grasses.
Up the river, lily pads interrupt the shimmering reflections of tall cottonwoods.
Finally the clouds break and Mount Si appears, but whispers of cloud still cling delicately to its flanks.
With all the intense acid greens of new foliage clamoring for attention, I thought it would be interesting to try processing these images in black and white.
Photos taken around Three Forks Natural Area in Washington State.