Entries in the ‘Wildflowers’ Category:

On a foggy wet morning in Spring

Fog or not, a wild rose still blooms

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Scotland in the Pacific Northwest

The other day I exchanged e-mails with a friend from Scotland. Then I went for a hike in the forest…

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Layers of Color and Light

Spring adds so many layers of color and light to the landscape

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Honestly

Lunaria Annua is a wildflower of striking beauty, blooming in early April, in the Columbia Gorge. Common name: “Honesty”

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Rainier Alpenglow

Alpenglow is the name of an optical phenomenon where distant mountain peaks are colored in the sweet, magical light of the sun while it is still below the horizon
Ever wonder what it looks like when such peaks are not “distant” but you are actually on or near them? I’ve had the incredible privilege to [...]

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Fragile Defiance

Yes, it is a cliche, but still useful to re-learn from nature once in a while.
Ever felt like you don’t have enough resources (money, time, tools, a support community) to pursue your dreams and goals? Well, here is some food for thought…
I found this pretty and delicate flower growing on a sand dune in [...]

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Red Alert

Calling all Oregon Grapes… a few of us leaves have lost the ability to synthesize chlorophyll. We are turning red and will no doubt be departing soon. Remember our Swan song, the music we created in such¬† intense color…

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One Heck of a Name

The naming of wildflowers goes back to the beginnings of human language. As it happens, the shrub that produces this flower has a bark that peels back in many layers, so they named it “ninebark.”
…”Whatever” ¬†
I can understand that thinking. But… apparently one variety of this flower is called: “Ninebark Diabolo” [...]

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