Camas

Camas

Camas Lilies are found in large patches … Lewis and Clark reported finding them so dense in some locations that the prairie resembled blue lakes. The native peoples harvested the bulbs for food.

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.

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