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.

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).

Trillium (B&W)

Trillium (B&W)

One of the last trillium of the year (at sea level, anyway). I liked the Black and White image better than the color. One of those things that you can feel, even if you can’t explain why.

Trillium — Long in the Tooth

Trillium — Long in the Tooth

I really enjoy Trillium … they signal the beginning of the flower season to me. The petals turn purple when they are getting old (see the newer blooms in the background). This one is also carrying a lot of tree pollen. My eyes were sure scratchy by the time I was done with my walk.

Calypso Orchids

Calypso Orchids

One of my favorite springtime wildflowers is the calypso orchid. It is fairly common in the woods in Washington State. The group below, mixed in with yellow stream violets, is at the Bloedel Nature Reserve on Bainbridge Island … I have never seen such a large grouping in the wild.

A Group of Calypso Orchids

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