Monday, May 12, 2008

Wildflowers Bloom in The Gorge

The wildflowers bloom at lower elevations in the Columbia River Gorge. The balsamroot and lupine cover the hillsides. It gave me a chance to try out my new mini-travel, digital camera.
A view of Tom McCall Nature Reserve and Mayer State Park from Mameloose Outlook trail.

One of my favorite Gorge wildflowers is the chocolate lily. Where are the fairies?

and I didn't expect to see bright red paintbrush next to yellow parsley. What treasures we have in our own backyard.

Friday, Nancy at Scattered Pictures on 138th and NE Sandy showed me how to make this multi-folded book made with a variety of gorgeous papers. We enjoyed talking about our trips to Japan and the new products she has in her store. She has the best collection of decorative papers.


Gwen said...

Oh, the Gorge! How I love it, and what glorious photos of the wildflowers!!
I love the folded book, will that place be one of our stops on Friday?

Can't wait!!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

You seem to be very comfortable with your new camera, Paula. Great pics! You've reminded me to stop in at Scattered Pictures. I love the paper you used in your book.

purple bird art said...

Your photographs are beautiful, Paula - I took similar photos on the Heritage trail in Vancouver last weekend - there are so many blooming right now - your art is wonderful