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Rainyx420 t1_j2caseu wrote

Is washington just a mossy wonderland?? so freaking beautiful!! Love these colors 🧡💛


lurkerfromstoneage t1_j2cnm6c wrote

The whole state does not look like this. There’s lots of mossy trees and ferns in forested areas but not to the extent of the lush Olympic Peninsula (Westernmost land of WA, touching the Pacific). That region is considered temperate rain forest. Also, East of the Cascade mountain range is completely different climate and landscape. Our Puget Sound/Seattle summers have been so hot and dry that everything ends up looking so thirsty and brown, grasses burned to a crisp. Though, WA is the “Evergreen State” and does stay green throughout winters too with so much coniferous growth.