This is from the yard outside my office window. The native rhododendron is more purple … and the woods are full of them all blooming. It’s our state flower here in Washington.
No, this isn’t from some mountain meadow… it’s from my front yard. I love having the heather bloom all winter — giving what few bees are around some flowers to visit. The boulder was likely a glacial erratic that was on the property, but that was before my time here.
I found this fireweed growing along the North Fork Skokomish trail. I spent quite a bit of time working to get the focus to my satisfaction. Primarily, I wanted to avoid a sharp background … since that tended to distract from the fireweed. However, I wanted the snag to retain enough identifying characteristics so that it was recognizable.
This isn’t what I know as a Day Lily, but it bloomed one day and the next day it was totally gone. So, it must be a day lily, I guess.
Usually, I have seen these in the deep woods. I found these along the trail in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.