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Western Tanager

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Western Tanager “Piranga ludoviciana” Length 7″, wing span 11″ and weight 1 oz.  The red head  identifies this bird as a breeding male. Photo:  Along the Rogue River in near Gold Beach, Or 4/26/2015


Umpqua River Lighthouse

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The original light house was built in 1857 but it toppled into the river. The present 65 foot high structure was built 165 feet above sea level in 1894 and the light can be seen from a distance of 19 miles out to sea. Photo: 4/26/2015

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Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015


Flowers and leaf color change with the season.  Light changes day to day and at times from hour to hour.  The garden occupies a full city block and the design provides quiet seclusion in the midst of a bustling city.  The hours are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Prices are adults $8.50, seniors $7.50 and children $6.50.  The teahouse sells beverages and I would like to be there when it is raining to hear the sounds of water gushing off the roof.   Photo:  Portland, Or 4/20/2009

Cherry Blossoms in the Gorge

Monday, April 20th, 2015



Oregon Bleeding Heart “Dicentra formosa subspecies oregona”

Thursday, April 16th, 2015


Oregon Bleeding Heart “Dicentra formosa subspecies oregona” Bleeding Heart Family (Fumariaceae) ,  Perennial, Plant 6-18″ tall, leaves in fern like segments, flowers heart shaped and white with tips tinged with rose.  Spring in damp shaded areas in S.W. Or.  Photo:  Near Selma, Or. 4/28/07

Tulip Display Garden

Monday, April 13th, 2015


Enjoy the flowers whether they are in a bulb farm, public garden or your neighbors garden.  Photo:  Holland America Bulb Farms, Woodland, WA 4/25/2009

Big Leaf Maple “Acer macrophyllum”

Thursday, April 9th, 2015


Big Leaf Maple “Acer macrophyllum”  Maple Family (Aceraceae) Perennial, tree up to a 100′ tall, leaves 5 lobed and as broad as long, 4-12″ wide. flowers yellow-green hanging in clusters,  Spring blooming on dry to moist sites at low to middle elevations in Western OR & WA.  Photo:   Little River near Glide, OR. 4/25/2008

Bitterbrush “Purshia tridentata”

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

2008-04-22Bitterbrush “Purshia tridentata” Rose Family “Rosaceae”.  Perennial, shrub 3-10″ tall, Leaf tips 3 lobed, flowers cream to bright yellow, petals 1/3″ long.  Blooms late spring, sagebrush in Eastern OR & WA.  Excellent browse for deer.  Photo:  Near Maupin, OR. 4/19/2008

Cherry Orchards

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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Cherry Orchards blooming as far as you can see but I suspect that the group of trees to the left of the little shed are probably pear trees. Photo:  Near Panorama Point, Hood River, OR 4/19/2013







Nuttall’s Toothwort “Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii”

Monday, March 30th, 2015















Nuttall’s Toothwort “Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii” Mustard Family (Brassicaceae). Perennial, plant 4-8″ tall, leaves palmate with 3-5 leaflets, flowers pink to purple and occasionally white, moist forests in early spring from the Cascades to the coast in OR. & WA.  Upper Photo: Rowena Crest, OR. in the Columbia River Gorge 3/24/2008 and Lower Photo:  Near Rainier, OR 3/15/2012