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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



Honeysuckle



Roses





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





Asters



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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  • 1ZIPPYC
    emoticon Glad to see you so happy and more of your wonderful hikes! Amazing how many wildflowers you always find!!! emoticon
    146 days ago
  • GOULDSGRANITE
    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
  • MARITIMER3
    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
  • NEW-CAZ
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    153 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Lovely photos.
    153 days ago
  • PATRICIAANN46
    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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