Mt. St . Helens Mt. Adams I recently flew up to Seattle from Sacramento to visit the UW Institute for Originate Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) .

It was a great trip just on the science front plus seeing some old friends from the UW and the Hutch, as well as making some new ones (yeah, corny, yet true).

I not only love stem cellular research but also nature and I’ ve got the weakness for aerial photography of landscapes and especially hills.

This post includes some photos I got from the planes I was on heading up north after which back south. There are shown in no particular geographic order.

First photo at left: Mt. St . Helens in the foreground with evidence of its massive eruption in 1980 and Mt. Adams to the eastern. You can see the live volcano cam of this peak here .

I remember when I has been 13 years old watching the major eruption on TV and possibly then or with one of the smaller earlier eruptions all of us thought we could see the plume from a hill in Bellevue looking south.

Isn’ t it stunning to see two similar mountains juxtaposed like this, one having a top and one that blew its top off during a huge volcanic eruption?

Mt. Rainier sunset Mt. Rainier at sunset from the west.

I’ m surprised what a good job iPhone 6 really does with pics including through an airplane window. For additional nature and science-related garden photos I’ ve used see here.

Three Sisters Mountains, Oregon The Three Siblings Mountains, Oregon from jet above.

Mt. Hood, Oregon Mt. Hood at sunset. I recall some fun up there at the Reed College Skiing Cabin!

Fog pouring straight into canyons For pouring into canyons near Puget Audio.

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