May 20, 2014

Reconnecting with Nature: Wildflowers on Dog Mountain

As you know, taking time to reconnect with nature is very important for Kristy and I, so we make sure to prioritize occasional outings to enjoy the many beautiful places that Oregon has to offer. Recently I hiked to the top of Dog Mountain on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. This is a hike renowned for its wildflowers and its views. It was an absolutely perfect day to spend in the outdoors with someone you love and care about.

Dog Mountain is particularly well known for its prodigious amount of Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) which drape the hillsides in yellow each year in May and June.

Yet there are many types flowers the whole way up and down the mountain. So in honor of spring and the majesty of Creation (or geological and evolutionary forces if you prefer), here are some more flowers.

Chocolate Lily (Frittilaria affinsis)

Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum spp.)

Fairyslipper (Calypso bulbosa)

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I recently stumbled across your blog, and am so glad I did. I love your adventures here and steps back into wilderness... can't wait to read more :)


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