Mount Rainier, in Washington State, is the highest peak in the Cascade Range at 14,410'. The sub-alpine meadows that surround the mountain put on a brilliant display of wildflowers every summer. This meadow of lupine and bistort was photographed at Spray Park, just north of the mountain near Mowich Lake. Because of reduced winter snowfall and an unseasonably warm June, the wildflower season came early in 2015. This scene, shot in June would normally not be seen until late July.