My favorite time of the year to shoot photos has always been and always will be fall. My wife and I set out to explore the northwest and see all the beautiful fall colors. We pulled into Mt. Rainier National Park and went straight to the Paradise side to view the mountain. As soon as we saw a glimpse of the meadows leading up to the mountain, our jaws dropped, and not a word was spoken. We knew we had struck gold. The colors were vibrant. The meadows were boasting an array of rich colors, the mountain was covered in fresh white snow and the sky was blue as can be. It was as if we were living in a coloring book and it was done to perfection. My wife looked over at me with a smirk and all she could say was it’s "That time of the year!"

- Ross Lipson