Well.. they're not really mine as they are wild but I may very well love them more than anyone on Earth. :-) I was worried I'd missed them... so yesterday we drove up towards Vista House and lo and behold they were in bloom.. ::swoon::
As you can see.. they are prolific in this one spot. When I rode home from Multnomah Falls last week with my sister Denise after volunteering for the afternoon I noticed the roadsides had been mowed and not ONE single Tiger Lily had survived. :-(
I simply adore these wildflowers.. They are "Columbia Tiger Lily". Do you have these where you live? They are small, the bloom is about the size of a silver dollar.
I was pleased to see one plant of Columbine, too.
After our photo session with the flowers we drove on to snap a photo of Vista House just down the road a ways. The farmland you see behind it is actually in Washington State, the mighty Columbia River separates the states.
Then back towards home with a stop at Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint. See the Vista House over there?
Wild Sweet Pea delights the eye with its vivid pink hue in the greenery that edges the park.
The undergrowth is starting to obliterate the view.. but if it's cut, there goes the wildflowers.. how to judge how it should be taken care of.
Someone drew in a smiley face on this fencepost which I find charming. He looks like Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, don't you think?
"The Rock" at PWF - it has many historic bronze plaques on it's side. This marks the entrance to the park.
Then home, with a quick pullover at the Bates Lavender Garden, our neighbor across the road. They are having a big open house next week, we plan to walk over for the event.
You couldn't ask for better neighbors than the Bates and this is our view from our farm.
And this is their view from the lavender field. :-) This photo was posted on Facebook by local photographer, Kathleen Payne.
We are heading out to run some errands to get a few things we need for our daughter and granddaughter's visit. The beds in the attic are made with each covered with one of my crocheted blankets and pillow. They arrive late evening tomorrow. :-)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)