Last night I texted a friend and asked if she’d like to take a scenic drive out to Catherine Creek, “on the Washington side of the Gorge,” to see the early spring wildflowers. If you’re interested, the Native Plant Society of Oregon has a field trip there this Fri, March 31st.
Fritillaria pudica – Yellow Bells. Catherine Creek (Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Washington), 27 March 2017. One of my favorite lilies!
Olsynium douglasii – Grass Widows. Catherine Creek (Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Washington), 27 March 2017. I have never seen so many grass widows in one location.
Be sure to stop in Hood River, OR for lunch. The smoked salmon chowder with a glass of red wine at the Big Horse Brew Pub was delicious (you’re welcome). The toll bridge over the Columbia River costs a dollar in each direction. Happy Spring!