Every Spring I await the blooming of the Camas Lily with expectation. There is a wonderful field of them on my drive to Multnomah Falls. The local Native Americans used the root to make a bread and shared such with Lewis & Clark on their expedition through the Columbia River Gorge to "discover" the Pacific Ocean. In fact, the Camas Lily was unknown to science before being recorded in their journals. For more information, click HERE.
I had a meeting yesterday at the falls with the USFS Site Manager, and on my drive there I was thrilled to see the Camas in full early bloom. So, on my drive back I parked on the side of the road, hopped out of my car and got some photos with my iPhone.Believe it or not.. the hills you see at the top of this photo are on the other side of the mighty Columbia River and is Washington state! Aren't these flowers divine?
In this shot you can see the river and our state to the north. The flowers seem to thrive in a bed of moss.
They grow along this sunny berm every year.
And on the rim of the bank.
This is the green of Spring in the gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway.. lush.
It's warming up to the point of enjoying our deck and "water feature", and the goldfish and koi are out more. The ferns and hosta are coming up! I love Spring!It's supposed to be raining and cold for a few more days and then sunny and warm for the weekend. YAY! On Thursday I lead a bus tour for the Portland Women's Forum. We're going to visit Bonneville Dam, have lunch and a tour at Bonneville Hot Springs Resort. We have our two older grandsons for an overnight visit on Saturday night then we'll take them home for a birthday party at our older son's house for BOTH the boys who were born 3 days and 3 years apart. I will bake a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for them. What do you have planned for the weekend? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)