|You gotta pet it, right? How could you resist?|
And here on the western side of the Cascades, those mosses and lichens grow on anything that doesn't keep moving--tree branches and trunks, stumps, and rocks, and the trail side itself.
|You'd best keep moving if you don't want to end up like this.|
|Dude, that wig isn't fooling anyone.|
But in the end, I really can't complain too much. As people who live here are fond of pointing out, it's the rain that keeps the Pacific Northwest so green.
Besides, repeatedly reassuring ourselves of that helps to relieve the tedium of the downpours.