A new beginning May 18, 2013 Day one of my new site. And a fitting day it is. Mt. St. Helens, May 18th 1980, 8:32am"An eyewitness to the unimaginable, Suzanne Christiansen drops awestruck on Mount Adams as the blast, 35 miles away, quickly spreads to a 20-mile halo of death." - photos by John V. Chirstiansen. Photos and quoted text originally published in National Geographic Vol. 159, No.1 (January 1981). Photo re-blogged from dequalized.com (click photo to visit).