Mountain | Prosser, WA | June 2019

Sunrise burns away haze, lights up the mountaintop. The peak is actually quite distant — more than 100 miles — but clear air and a telephoto lens allow western and eastern Washington to merge with no trouble. That’s rare, since the state’s two regions (urban vs. rural) squabble over differing values, priorities and politics. All that fades, thankfully, as we note morning sounds: a horse snorts, a rooster crows, a tractor chugs, a hammer clinks on metal, and two small birds celebrate the day with spirited song.