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Columbia River Gorge trip

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

I’ve spent the past few days visiting my friend from college JR and her DH Chet the Columbia River Gorge. She is a master gardener, and I really enjoyed her lush exuberant garden.











We toured the Bonneville dam, I really enjoyed seeing the underwater fish viewing windows. The salmon were swimming upstream. We could also watch them jump up the fish ladders. The water was murky, so none of my fish photos turned out. Eagles and ospreys flew overhead, swooping down for salmon.

We visited a newly planted native wildflower garden that was planted with bee pollinator plants. They had three packets of seeds, so I will plant some wildflower seeds that are designed for the east side ( the high desert climate, where I live)

Mixed wildflowers



Lupine



Butter and eggs



On my return home, I stopped for a short hike at the Tom McCall nature preserve. It was nearing the end of the wild flower bloom, but I still enjoyed the flower and the stunning vistas of the Columbia River Gorge.







Yarrow and cornflowers









All in all it was great to spend time with my dear friends. We shared lots of laughter and memories.



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