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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Black Trillium

Happy May Day! If April showers bring May flowers, then I feel it is only appropriate to post a May flower on May Day!

I planted 10 white trillium bulbs and 6 black trillium bulbs 2 years ago. Last year I didn't get any blooms. This year, starting almost a month ago, I got over a dozen white blooms. This week, the black ones have started to also bloom. I am up to 4 so far, with a few that have not opened to go. So exciting, as trilliums are my favorite, and having them in my own yard is awesome. I especially love these black ones, as they are something I have never seen before!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013


This is the amazing view from the Rowena Plateau, located in the Tom McCall Nature Preserve. It is described as the eastern alternative to our western gorge attraction, Crown Point, in the Columbia River Gorge. This time of year the preserve is dotted with lupine and balsam root, among many other wildflowers.  I visited this gorgeous scape this past weekend and will share a few more captures over the next few days.

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Our World Tuesday
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Sweet Shot Tuesday
Nature Notes 
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