Earlier last week, one of the Seattle weathermen indicated the possibility that sunsets later in the week might be enhanced due to ash from Alaska's Mount Redoubt. As the weekend approached, the odds for sunny weather increased greatly so I made plans to head to the snow covered meadows of Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park. Fresh snow still flocked the trees and the sunshine make for one spectacular scene. Although I had no specific place in mind, I snowshoed out towards the Edith Creek basin. Although winds were forecasted, they turned out to be much stronger than I thought they would be. Despite the sunshine, the winds were unrelenting so I retreated to find another vantage point for sunset. In the end, the sunset didn't live up to its potential but still delivered one fine day... 1. Ice crystal halo around the sun (vignetting in upper corners due to circular polarizer) 2. Icicle decorations 3. 4. Blowing Snow 5. Christine Falls 6. Mount Rainier from Ricksecker Point 7. Thanks for looking..