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For all the flower children out there…

Don’t forget… we can change the world. Again.

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Dreaming of Spring

Sharing warm thoughts (and colors) for mid-Winter… Here is a scene from wildflower season in South-central Washington State…
Lit by the setting sun a patch of balsamroot seems to spill into a ravine. In the distance, beyond the Columbia river gorge, the cliffs of North Central Oregon glow in purple hues…
It won’t be long now…

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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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A bokeh for wildflowers

Not to be confused with the French-derived word “bouquet” (often used with flowers) “bokeh” is the Anglicized version of a Japanese word which refers to “the way a lens renders out-of-focus points of light.”
In the example below, the distant outline of hills and trees was deliberately kept out of focus, lending a sense of depth [...]

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Springtime Colors

Arrival of this iconic wildflower of the Pacific Northwest, the Balsamroot, leaves no doubt that it is, indeed, Spring

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Spring in Camas

Winter-like weather seems hard to shake this year but a couple of sunny days last week gave us hope, and a chance to visit the Camas Lily preserve… Yes, it is Spring, and once again, the delicate blue flowers put on a spectacular display.
More sunny days will surely follow…(as little orphan Annie might [...]

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Dreaming of Spring

I think it may finally be here.  Balsamroot and Indian Paintbrush blooming together, side by side, could only mean one thing…
…Or maybe I’m dreaming

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Rainier Wildflowers

I was at Mount Rainier the second week in August. Still too early for this year’s wildflowers, it seems, so I had to make do with what was there. But, as it happens, there were a few flowers here and there, with which to make do
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Greetings from Camas

The tiny, delicate flower (Camas Lily) that names our hometown

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Along a back country road

On the East side of the Cascade range of Oregon and Washington is high desert. It is a special place of farms and ranches and barns, rugged terrain and gentle rolling hills that almost magically bring forth a technicolor world each Spring, when wildflowers return to put on incredible, mesmerizing displays. Balsamroot, Indian Paintbrush, Poppies [...]

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