Indian Paint Brush
These flowers dot the meadows of Rainier, the beaches of the coast and the high county meadows of the Cascade and Olympic mountains.
These are in the shade now as the sun sets and casts its long shadows. This bee is working late, in another half an hour it will be too cold to fly. In the spring, in mid day, the meadows are loud with the sounds of buzzing insects hard at work. The flowers and insects need each other - it's a marriage of survival.