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Adventure on the Olympic Peninsula

It’s been a picture perfect summer so far, here in Western Washington State. No rain for a month and mild temperatures make for perfect vacation weather. I gave myself a mini-vacation over the weekend and decided to head for the … Continue reading

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Floral Show Stoppers

It’s getting near the end of the spring bloom season in a lot of gardens. The rhododendrons are hardy, though, and can bloom well into June. As a lot of my blog followers know, I frequent a favorite garden of … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Mount St Helens Volcano

Ranger led talk at Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mount St Helens It’s been 37 years since the eruption of the Mount St Helens Volcano, located in southwestern Washington State. And just about every year, it’s been almost like a religious routine … Continue reading

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Blooms on Parade

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Rhododendron dendricola The steady spring rains have kept me from returning to my favorite gardens to do more spring, floral photography. By luck, Easter weekend turned out to be just lovely for getting out and exploring in the gardens. Easter … Continue reading

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Tropical Rhododendrons

So what’s currently blooming at the Rutherford Conservatory at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden? Some of my favorites that I wait for each year to bloom! Here’s a few images of Vireya (tropical rhododendron) blooms. Lovely Pleione Orchids are blooming … Continue reading

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