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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

A Good Book

 Looks like the footbridge across Catherine Creek is just wide enough to cross without even looking up from the book you're reading...if you are one of those people who always brings a book on a hike.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

At Memaloose

Wow, is Memaloose Hills in peak bloom right now! The light was so pretty this morning, slightly hazy which softens the sunny spots a bit, and hardly anyone on the trail in the early morning too. I came midday earlier in the week with my daughter and it was so crowded we could barely squeeze into a parking spot along the road. The only downside on this picture perfect morning was that my camera battery died just after I took this shot, and I was still heading out at this point. It really caught me off guard, as though I forgot that there was even such a thing as a camera battery! I contemplated driving around for a while and charging it in the car, but I had lots more to do and I didn't think that hazy light would last much longer anyway. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Columbia Springs

 Trees budding, ground cover growing, and moss still glowing from all the rain,at Columbia Springs Nature Center. This area is mainly an environmental education center, and in fact during my visit a school bus was parked in the lot and students were collecting pond samples to analyze. I attended a workshop here last year on foraging, and I've meant to come back before now to explore the trails. It turns out there aren't many trails to explore, and my young puppy, Hazel, was not satisfied for exercise by the time we had given the center a good looking over. I did bring my scissors and gloves to collect nettle, but none to be found. The tiny ferns growing on the moss covered trees are edible though. Licorice Fern (Polypodium glycyrrhiza) if you're interested.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Show Field

Some of the tulip varieties in the show field at the Holland America Bulb Farm 
in Woodland, Washington.