It’s been nearly three weeks since I’ve been at Lake Waughop in Steilacoom, but it turns out everything is just as I left it.

The snapdragons are as beautiful as ever.

Sweet Pea

Cardinal Meadowhawks patrol the water.

Cardinal Meadowhawk

Baby Wood Ducks

Baby Wood Duck

are still watched by their mothers,

Mother Wood Duck

while Mt. Rainier continues to tower over its realm

Mt. Rainier

knowing everything is just as it’s meant to be, still perfect in its moment.