The Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada has pretty much the same climate as Washington state, that is, it's temperate. Much of the area is covered with rain-forests. Normally when I think of rain-forests, I think of the tropics, but they do exist in other forms. We went to this rain-forest during a tour with a company called Whistler Discovery Tours. We took the Ancient Rain-forest Experience tour and this was one of the roads we crossed while going from viewing the eagles to seeing the forest interior. I thought it made a nice shot with the yellow stripe and the dark asphalt of the road contrasting with the snow and the trees. I just wish there was more foliage on the trees but I still kind of like this shot.
The guide for our tour was the owner of Whistler Discovery Tours and he is an excellent nature photographer. His name is James Fougere and you can see his work here. Check it out if you have some time. He really does nice work and if you ever go on one of his tours, he will be happy to give you pointers on photography. Very nice guy!