The Paradise area in Mt. Rainier National Park boasts gorgeous blooms of wildflowers for a few short weeks in late summer. Given that it is in the Pacific Northwest, the Park is also known for being quite cloudy. On this particular day, I was lucky enough to be at Paradise during the peak of the fleeting wildflower season; and at this particular moment, moisture-laden cumulus clouds cleared just enough to reveal a stunning view of Mt. Rainier--and illuminate the aster flowers in the foreground--for a magical shot. This moment only lasted a minute or two before clouds again obscured the mountain and cast a shadow on the flowers.