Homesickness strikes again, and if there’s one thing I really miss about home, it’s the trees. No doubt, I absolutely adored the sakura trees when they were in bloom, and I also appreciate their summer greenery. But there’s just no substitute for towering evergreens with aspirations of challenging skyscrapers. The Pacific Northwest is overfull with evergreens. It’s one of the region’s best features, in my opinion. The tall trees cast a soothing shade during baking summers, scrub clean the smoggy breeze, provide refuge during rainstorms, and can even contribute to cloud formation! There’s little more beautiful than an old forest cloaked in fog. I’ve been reminiscing about such a sight ad nauseam lately, scrolling through pictures on my phone of the forest in Washington to sooth the ache until I muster up the willpower to take a hiking trip in the mountains. In the meantime, allow me to share my homesick photos with you, generous reader.