Temperate Rain Forest?

2006-06-26 08:37:59.000 – Jim Salge,  Observer

Upside down raindrops…

Many times the summit of Mount Washington is alone in having poor weather, but this morning we share our misery with the seemingly the entire eastern seaboard. NPR is running reports of mudslides in Washington DC and flooding in Baltimore, while stations around New England are closing in on the wettest June on record, following the wettest May on record, following the wettest year on record. You get the idea. I guess I don’t have to visit the Pacific Northwest to see what a temperate rain forest is like!

Fortunately, it’s not all bad news this morning, as yesterday was a beautiful day. I found myself down at treeline on the mountain near sunset last night, and was amazed how the alpine (and subalpine) flowers were progressing on the slopes. The early flowers have faded, but the next wave is about to rush up the slopes. And they all seem in great shape, likely due to the excess of water this spring!

The picture above I found interesting this morning. It was shot through the office window towards the WOKQ transmission tower. The picture is presented upside down, as it’s the only way to see things right side up in this wet weather!


Jim Salge,  Observer

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