I recently drove over to Leavenworth (Washington) to meet a group of friends for a little reunion. Leavenworth is a Bavarian-themed town just on the east side of Steven’s Pass over the North-Central Cascades. We stayed at a the Icicle Village Resort and had a great time reminiscing and laughing. We had a couple hours where we were free to wander the town, shopping, eating or taking photos. I found this nice patch of lupine … a little crop job and you can’t even see the miniature golf course just beside it.
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.
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.
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.
These are from my yard. I cut them way back last fall and they seemed to like it.