We have wonderful wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. I love many of them. But my favorite is the wild Columbia Tiger Lily. I await their bloom each year with anticipation. Last week I took Kristi with me to see if they were in bloom.. we only found plants with buds on them. So, when I returned from swimming I asked Kristi if she wanted to go back and see if they'd bloomed. Success! One plant was in bloom. We snapped away at the flower - and all of mine were fuzzy! Boo! But Dayle and Travis had gone to my friend Sally's house to talk to her about a car she wanted them to buy from her - she lives in Bridal Veil - so Kristi, the boys and I drove on down to visit, too. After a short visit we drove on towards Multnomah Falls as there is a patch of the lilies there too.. and success! I got some good shots there. These darlings are small, about the circumference of an egg. I love the dark red spots on them!
Aren't they adorable, bobbing their heads in the breeze in the grassy roadside?
Once a year they bloom for a short time. I never want to miss it.
So.. to finish the story of the car.. we are now the owners of a 1955 blue and white Chevrolet Bel Air 4 door. It needs some work but Dayle and Travis are excited to bring bring it back to running well. I found this image on the internet, but will show you photos of the real thing in my next post. They are picking the car up today and bringing it home. It will be here when I get back from swimming. :-)
So yesterday Dayle volunteered with me at Multnomah Falls as my friend Shirley had plans to drive to Seattle and visit friends and family there. We had a really good day with lots of interesting visitors. I went to get us a couple iced mochas and walked up to get a few shots of the falls.
These images show you how thin the falls can get when there is not much rain and the snow has melted. The good part is the falls never stop flowing as it's fed by a spring.
It was a warm day and when I walked up towards the falls I was met with a cool moist breeze from the waterfall.
There were lots of little flowers in bloom along the way.
Hello Stinky Bob!
My granddaughter Jenna made a little bowl on a potters wheel and glazed it with a blue color and look at the prize she won in a school art show! It just thrills me to see that Jenna inherited my art gene.. I was really into ceramics and we even had a whole pottery studio in our barn at our last house. Kick wheel and electric kiln and all. I'm so proud of her!