Foggy, cloudy, rainy weather at Mt. Rainier takes your attention from the mountain (you can't see it, after all) and forces it on those things which are near at hand. For some people, this is especially true. Some can be so overwhelmed by the majesty of the mountain on a sunny day that they don't notice.
This first is unknown to me. Any ideas? I will spend some time with a guidebook tomorrow.
Because it was fog more than rain, the droplets on the lupine leaves are tiny.