|Western Corydalis, identified by Michele, not the wildflower app (Larch Mountain)|
One house had a bunch of newspaper pages from January 1974. The rental section was most amusing to me... 1612 N Killingsworth, a one bedroom in a 3-plex, $88 a month.
There were some pages of Sunday comics from the 80's also. I probably read the same ones over donuts as a kid.
Our last stop on Saturday was at Dodge Park in Sandy for some snacks and a spontaneous hike.
There were more western corydalis flowers around, as well as these cool ones:
I'm not sure what they are, though they look kind of like fairy bells. Learning to ID wildflowers kind of feels like learning to ID birds all over again. Hopefully someday it will click more and I can at least figure out what part of the field guide to look in...
Sunday my friend and I went east towards Rowena Crest because I really wanted to see the balsamroot explosion that is going on. At the Memaloose viewpoint there were amazing views and TONS of balsamroot to frolic in.
|Common vetch (vicia sativa)|
|Balsamroot, lupine, paintbrush|
|Yellow or Sonoran bumble bee?|
|Groundsel...but which variety?|
|Maiden blue-eyed mary|
|Balsamroot for days|
|Fennel in front?|
In other news my Birdathon plans might be occurring this week! Stay tuned for a crazy motorless day coming soon. Are you planning to pledge me? Better do it soon! Just go here for more info.