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Wildflower hikes, and visitors

Monday, July 08, 2019

Hanne and I hiked the Metolious River trail. It is a beautiful hike. And we enjoyed the wildflowers.

Columbia lily



Rein orchid

Pine drops

And of course, the Metolius River

I also enjoyed the wildflowers when I hiked at Riley Ranch Nature preserve.

Mariposa lily

Monkey flowers


Scarlet gilia

Mixed flowers (lupine and groundsel)

And of course, the Deschutes River

Finally I am very grateful that a long time Spark Friend, Jane from Guam ( yigobutterfly) visited me at my home here in Oregon. She is delightful. She grew up here in Oregon, and is revisiting many of her favorite places.

Diane ( Jane’s friend), Jane and me

And I had unexpected visitors today. I heard footsteps on my back porch, went outside to check, and a mama doe was feeding her fawns. Mama ran away before I could photograph her, but here’s a snapshot of the babies.

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    emoticon Glad to see you so happy and more of your wonderful hikes! Amazing how many wildflowers you always find!!! emoticon
    146 days ago
    What an inspirational blog. Spark friends, glorious nature and babies!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    150 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Your variety of wildflower pics is gorgeous....the scenery, views, vegetation that you experience on your hikes ....breathtaking!! Oregon is such a pretty state! Thanks for your sharing!
    153 days ago
    How exciting to actually meet a Spark friend! How close to your home are these beautiful hikes that you take? Since Uxbridge is a “bedroom community” for Scarborough, we would have to drive 90 minutes or more to find beautiful hikes like yours.
    153 days ago
    153 days ago
    Lovely photos.
    153 days ago
    Hi Alison...………...Beautiful hikes (always) and how fun it must have been to actually meet a longtime Spark Friend.
    I was listening to PBS while Sparking last night and there was a woman helping a fawn off of her back porch in Oregon. The fawn has its head stuck between the boards in the deck area. I told Ken that that could have been your porch with as close as the deer come to your house.

    Have a great week.
    153 days ago
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