This is a shot of the western side of Mount Saint Helens, which 29 years ago blew her north side off over 1300 feet. Her once beautiful 9667 foot symmetrical cone lost over 8.8 billion cubic yards of ice, rock and dirt with several eruptions that began on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 am. The blast of her eruption was felt as far away as 700 miles, while her ash spewing reached the corners of the state of Washington and parts of Oregon. As one of America’s most famous natural disasters, she unearthed landscape of mud, ash and steaming craters which downed thousands of trees.
The power of nature to destroy, and to heal which proves a cycle of destruction and creation that constantly changes the world in which we live.

Hold on

Shot taken at sunset (3/2009), edited in photoshop7 with Redfield plug-in fractilius and poster edge filters.


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  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 5 years ago

    Great shot TK, I watched her blow up that day it was awesome rage

  • thanks sis, just watched the documentary – WOW it was pretty awesome ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago

    fabulous capture tk!! xo

  • thank you Ushna, mother nature is beautifully powerful ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 5 years ago

    This is an excellent shot. & the interesting information is excellent.

    instant favorite.

  • thanks so much Malcolm, appreciate that alot ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    wow such a tremendous happening there, i saw a docu too, amazing and scary,dawnx

  • the earth is certainly something we should respect ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 5 years ago

    Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust
    You and I getting together is definately a must.
    For brother and sister apart we may be
    But souls together we are across the sea.
    LD… Happy Mayday sis.

  • thanks for the MAY smile my brother ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    Very well expressed Tammy

  • thanks so much Daisy ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Incredible view Sis!!!

  • thanks sis ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerover 5 years ago

    I looooooooooove this! Instant fav!

  • thank you so much Carol ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • MyheART
    MyheARTover 5 years ago

    great image sis and a wonderful song and video:)

  • thanks so much sis, love to you always ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • fullcirclemandalas  is Marg Thomson
    fullcirclemand...over 5 years ago

    great song to go with this amazing pic Tammy! xoxox

  • thanks sis, blessed Beltane ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

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