Water moves fire from here to there. It uses heat. Trees do it, too. The sun draws water up through their cells and out through their crowns, drawing water and minerals out of the earth with it. Trees are what is left behind. So are pools. It’s the heat we feel, because it is us: the walkers, the passers-through.
Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone
To stay and become a Cascadian means to love those dead trees. Here they are from another angle.