Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Grass Widow

A change of scenery on the blog today...I signed up for a class this month called Wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge, and today was our first field trip to see what is blooming.  We visited Tom McCall Nature Preserve in Oregon.  Lots of flowers in bloom already.  I didn't know this one was called Grass Widow until I got home and consulted my field guide, because our instructor always refers to the flower by its scientific name.  Sisyrinchium douglassii, in case you were wondering!  It's the more common variation, and probably the flower that we saw the most.  Purple, blue, pink, or white.


Linda W. said...

Oh yeah - nice photo! If you want to see more grass widows right now go to Catherine Creek, on the Washington side of the gorge.

Alica said...

So pretty! Now I'm wishing for spring even more!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Beautiful capture, love the light.
Our flowering trees are bright with blossoms. Happy happy here!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Sisyrinchium douglassii - well, that fair rolls off the tongue, don't it? Pretty though..