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.