Oregon Fawn Lily

Oregon Fawn Lilies

I found these at Bloedel Nature Reserve on Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle. I haven’t ever seen them ‘in the wild’ in Washington … but they are very similar to Avalance Lilies and Yellow Faun Lilies, which I’ve seen a lot in the Olympics.

Madrona, Salal and Rhody

Madrona, Salal and Rhody

The Rhododendron is the state flower of Washington. Salal and Madrone are allow common … especially the salal. I have a lot of salal growing in my yard (growing wild) and it is a nice ground cover. This was taken along the Larry Scott Trail (a converted rail right-of-way). There is also a leaf or two from the low-growing native blackberry … which make the best pie, by far.

Daisy Daisy

Daisy, Daisy

These are wild growing daisies that are really common. I liked the raindrops on them … and the way they weren’t all chewed by bugs (yet).

Shovel Collection

Shovel Collection

A friend has this collection in their garden. The lesson is “don’t use your shovel as a pry bar”. Some lessons are hard to learn.

Peony Bloom

Peony Bloom

Another bloom from my garden. We have had a record-breaking cold wet spring which has stayed through June (so far). The long range forecast doesn’t look much better. But the flowers like it.

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