This isn't a particularly epic photograph. It's pretty simple, but to me it screams Pacific Northwest. A mossy old nurse log with baby evergreens and berry bushes is a common sight on the western slopes of the Cascades, with our moist climate and tall, shading trees. There's a beauty to old forest nourishing new life.
My inspiration for this photo came from a friend who does trail work in the summer for the US Forest Service in Montana, and says she misses our mossy forests. This particular log is along the short trail to the base of Big Four Mountain and the view of the famous Big Four Ice Caves.