A couple of weeks ago we visited Rockport State Park, a jewel just off Highway 20 on the way up to the North Cascades. I visited a few years ago in August, and at the time I knew I would return someday. The old-growth forest is one of the few remaining in the Puget Sound area. I think seeing it in earliest spring was even more beautiful than in August. The maples haven't leafed out yet, and the mosses and lichens glow, unobstructed by any foliage. The graceful hanging branches of countless trees are draped in epiphytes. There were several tree and branch shapes that reminded us of calligraphy.