Our wild cherries are RED. In early JUNE. Global warming? Climate change? At any rate.. aren't they pretty? The birds are happy! These are way on the top of a 30 foot tall tree.
Cherries are such a pretty fruit, aren't they?
We are making progress with Betsy Ann. Dayle washed her and has been cleaning and polishing the chrome. Travis has installed new locks as Sally had lost the key. We have all the parts to replace the brake system. That will be next.
The old chrome is pitted and not perfect, but you should have seen the "before" and "after" when he polished it. Isn't it pretty?
I volunteered at Multnomah Falls yesterday and decided to drive home on the Historic Columbia River Highway instead of hopping on the freeway. This rock outcropping is called "Bishop's Cap" for obvious reasons.
Driving on the historic highway really is lovely.. I just cruised slowly with all my windows down and the sunroof open and enjoyed the aromas of the woodland and with my eagle eye looking for wildflowers.
I passed by Latourell Falls.. not much water going over right now!
I drove around Vista House and just beyond I was amazed and thrilled to see many more wild Columbia Tiger Lilies in bloom! Pull over.. park.. grab camera.. get out of car and walk up to the flowers.. snap snap.. OH.. pretty!
My beloved lilies in their natural habitat.. mixed up with grasses and in front of the big trees with the Columbia Gorge behind them.
Love love love.
I was very happy how these images came out. The first 3 photos of them that I got were awful and blurry and I was so unhappy.. then the next ones were perfect and then I was overjoyed.
I'm not even going to apologize for so many images.. coz I love them. :-)
Which photo of them is your favorite?
Of course I stopped at Portland Women's Forum and got my obligatory shot of Vista House.
The wild Sweet Pea is in bloom.
How lovely is this?
There are also wild roses at PWF State Scenic Viewpoint!
OK, time to head home.
The "rock" at the entrance to PWF. Not long ago one of the bronze plaques was pried loose and stolen. It was a huge project to have a new plaque made and installed.. but it's back. Our group donated funds to have the new plaque made.
After driving through Corbett, I admired the patterns of the newly plowed field and stopped to snap some photos. They will be planting cabbage here, every year they plant them and I admire them as they grow.
It's like abstract art.
This plant comes back every year but I haven't identified it.. do you know what it is? ETA: I found it by googling "fuzzy pink flower - it's a Pink Spirea!
It comes out between my red Azalea and Star Magnolia tree.
Kristi's Lily is in bloom! Our Stargazer Lilies are nearing bloom, too.
I thought you'd like to see the geodes that the boys cracked open. So pretty and filled with crystals.
They were fascinated with them.. and so was I!
Kristi has two tomato plants going in pots. We also have a Zucchini blooming! Yay!
How does YOUR garden grow? Do you have any vegetables or fruit in your yard? I'm off to swim again.. I hope you are having a lovely day, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)