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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 20 August 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

The bones of the trees that used to stand here until the May 18th eruption. I read that it will take 200 years before the plant life in the blast zone will be the way it was before the eruption.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Somehow very Finnish view. In protected areas, dead trees are not collected, vanished, and always contain new life, insects, fungi and plants.

20 Aug 2019 5:25am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

these fossilized trunks are almost like stones !

20 Aug 2019 6:20am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Les couleurs sont superbes, et voilà de très bons abris pour la petite faune et les insectes.
Bonne journée Steve

20 Aug 2019 6:24am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Wow... makes you think doesn't it...

20 Aug 2019 6:24am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Ils sont là depuis longtemps

20 Aug 2019 6:42am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

200 that is a lot of years.
Beautifully captured in this photo.

20 Aug 2019 7:09am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nature will always win and strike back.

20 Aug 2019 9:15am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A great nature shot!

20 Aug 2019 9:57am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A really good look at this landscape Steve. Excellent look at the flowers growing and the dead trees. 5*

20 Aug 2019 10:26am

Rose from CLINTON, United States

This is one I want to see on my computer!

20 Aug 2019 11:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice find

20 Aug 2019 11:13am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition , colors and light !

20 Aug 2019 11:28am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great patchwork of colors captured here! Interesting facts regarding returning to normal. An aptly-titled composition.

20 Aug 2019 12:02pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful composition and colors!

20 Aug 2019 1:05pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

Yes! Just as good as I thought it would be on computer!

20 Aug 2019 1:39pm

Devi from Chennai, India

200 is quite some time !!!!
I love those random flowers....

20 Aug 2019 3:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautifully composed. I like the contrasts of living and dead.

20 Aug 2019 3:41pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel bois usé par le temps et les intempéries ce tronc parsemés des petites fleurs fantastique
Belle soirée

20 Aug 2019 5:28pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

20 Aug 2019 7:04pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

At least the wildflowers are starting to come back. It's hard to think those trees were just blasted out of the ground.

20 Aug 2019 7:13pm

RolandTheys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Une bonne photo !

20 Aug 2019 7:29pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I read where Weyerhaeuser planted 60 million trees out to 18 miles from the mountain. I can remember our 9th grade class planted trees and those were harvest many years ago. I would suspect faster growth but I also expect it to take longer for the crater to fill in then the reported 100 years. You and I saw an iconic event, it truly was something special in the amount of destruction it created.

20 Aug 2019 10:49pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The timeline for regrowth back to original condition is very long. It was longer than I would’ve thought.

20 Aug 2019 11:56pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is totally amazing. To even think that anything survived beyond ash. It is amazing that life sprang up so quickly after the explosion. I love those flowers.

21 Aug 2019 1:26am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

this is lovely

22 Aug 2019 3:30pm

Diana from United States

A sweet look at a sad story

10 Sep 2019 3:15pm