A collection of landscape photography by nature photographer Kimberly J Tilley. In this book there are a few of her favourite images from her travels in National Parks, forests and mountain trails. The images were created from 2007 - 2020 at various locations in the USA. This book series title, Pastonkik, means "in the United States" and it comes from the Abenaki language. The Abenaki are from the Northeast. Native American languages and Latin are used in this series to identify specimens. There are 18 books in total featuring Kimberly's favourite landscapes, waterscapes, insects, plants, birds and wildlife images.
"Mount St Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. Fifty-seven people died. The activity settled down in 2008. The landscape is still in a healing process. Wildlife has started to return to the area. Mountain goats can be see in and around the crater, and elk and deer along the riverbeds. The English name comes from Alleyen FitzHerbert, 1st Baron St Helens via George Vancouver, a British Navy officer who was on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest from 1791- 1795. Lawetlat'la is from the Cowlitz people. This volcano is very important to the indigenous cultures of this region regarding their origins and history. She still rumbles and will erupt again."