I saw this wild rhody blooming along the Larry Scott Trail near Port Townsend … just before PT’s big Rhody Weekend (with parade, kids’ trike race, beard contest, etc.). This is the native rhody, which is the Washington State flower. (There are a fair number of them growing in the woods along SR 19 coming into town.)



Just found this is my archive. Why, I wonder, did I think it would belong in the archive? It’s a nice reminder that I need to weed out my archive.

Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet

Whoever the nice person is that keeps placing bouquets on this post along the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend, WA, I really appreciate the effort. I thought this one was particularly nice, but they get replaced frequently. I wonder if the deer came up and ate the tulips. They sure munch on any that are growing outside my fenced area.

Flowers (yellow and purple)

Wild Growing Daffodils

There are lots of wild growing daffodils in and around Port Townsend, WA. One reason is that they are one of the flowers that the deer (and there are a LOT of deer in Port Townsend) leave them alone (apparently they are poisonous to deer). The image above was taken at Fort Worden State Park, the one below was at Kubota Garden in Seattle.

Magnolia bud

Flowers (Red)

Flowers (Red) 1

These images were both taken at Kubota Gardens in Seattle at the first of April. That is a little early for Rhododendrons (below) and a little late late for camellias (above). Of course, it depends on the variety, and the weather conditions. But I was pleased to see the Rhody…. a real sign of Spring.

Flowers (Red) 2

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