|Oregon iris (tough-leaved iris)|
On Saturday my friend and I went for a hike on Silver Star Mountain up in Washington. The hike begins with lovely views and they only get better as you go up!
Even with all the cloud cover we could pick out Mount St Helens, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood. On a clear day I imagine you can see even more.
Of course there were flowers...
|Giant white fawn lily|
I took the dogs for a walk up the dirt road and found another one...
I really never expected to be the kind of person that gets excited over sparrows. But I am. And I was psyched to find a couple of Vespers also along the road...
The scenery along the road was nothing short of lovely...
After that I drove over to the area of Victor, Juniper Flat, and Old Wapinitia Roads. Western Meadowlarks are always abundant, but they are not always so confiding with their mouths full.
I tracked down some Tricolored Blackbirds in the marsh along Juniper Flat Road where I've seen them before...
|I like cows, cows is good.|
|Bachelor's button at Kelly Cemetery|
So this blog post seems to never want to end. That's what I get for being a lazy poster! Too much to share. I made one last stop for the day while driving over the mountains- the Frog Lake snopark area. I parked in the first main lot, then took the dogs on a walk around the area.