I took this photo on our vacation through Oregon in 2009. I could not get over how beautifully GREEN Oregon was. I am originally from Washington State and grew up around Green trees, huge mountains, moss and all the wonderful foliage of green. But I have lived in the southern part of Idaho so long, my memories of this beauty I grew up with have faded. I felt like a kid in a candy store with the fresh scent of the wet air, the trees, the moss, the mist…Just everything so moist and lush. I did not get too many great images of the moss because I had not idea how to use my camera back then. I just pointed and shot whatever was in front of me. Plus I was trying to heal from a back injury and that did make that vacation somewhat difficult for me to enjoy entirely. I love this image.