I have been off the grid for a couple of days. Gained strength and energy in Mother Nature again. This time we went to the Eastern Cascades around Leavenworth in Washington State, USA, more specifically into different valleys and over different passes of Alpine Lake Wilderness. Despite the fact that it’s almost October, the autumn colours had yet hardly turned into their magnificent explosion. They were still more subtle and still mostly green – a subtlety I really like, nevertheless. One exceptions though, at the top on Ingall’s Pass the larches had turned into a beautiful warm and radiating orange and yellow colour. The palette was stark and conspicuous. It was indeed a wonderful couple of days away from the rest of the world.