This weekend I taught a watercolor workshop, joining a group of students up at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake. The weather was very cool, and there were a few showers, but we managed to get out and paint every day. I found it very bracing and enjoyable to experience the mountain world in the conditions that foster and feed the lush growth of the forests and waters of the mighty Skagit River. These hemlocks grew alongside Thunder Creek Trail. The second photo was taken looking up at Pyramid Peak wreathed in fog.