May 30, 2010

Wildflowers...

Today being the first day of my husband's vacation,
we decided to take a little day trip
and see if we could find the sun.
It's been absent here at home for a couple weeks.

We found a little sun there and had a great time
just relaxing.
I love long car trips!

So we drove across the Cascade mountains south of Mount Rainer.
Along the way I snapped some photos of wildflowers
to share with you.

(click photos to enlarge)

The wild Lupine covered the hillside,
and smelled so sweet!


The rest of the flowers I don't know the names of...
bright and sunny yellow flowers...


Isn't it elegant?


The hummingbirds were crazy about these,
but my camera wasn't fast enough :-)


More cheery yellows...


so small and delicate...


The hills were covered with these tall yellow flowers,
they were a little past their prime,
but still made a lovely display.


and just for fun... a Magpie.
aren't they pretty?
We don't have them at home
 and they are always a treat to see.

My husband grew up in Eastern Washington,
and fondly remembers the Magpies from his childhood.

Today I am joining Today's Flower
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Thanks for visiting me today,

15 comments:

*Ingrid* said...

Enjoy togheter from a beautiful time Bella...and your photo's are verry beautiful,I want more!!!

have a beautiful sunday
Ingrid

Melissa said...

Beautiful flowers...I remember magpies too - they don't live here...I always thought they were beautiful when I was a kid until I learned about their eating habits...

Princesa Nadie said...

The magic of the wild flowers ... I thing they are one of the most beautiful things in the world.Love

Princesa Nadie said...

I THINK !!!!!!!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

I love wildflowers, as a child I used to pick armfulls to put on our kitchen table. I hope you enjoyed you day trip, they can so much fun. Have a wonderful weekend and take care.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Hello Bella!
As you know I love wildflowers and these are absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Fra

Cabin and Cottage said...

Very lovely! I still have some pressed wildflowers from a road trip I took though eastern Oregon. I remember the magpies too! JQ

Victorian1885 said...

Lovely photos! Enjoy the rest of the vacation together..it seems we never have enough time with the ones we love..take care.

Wanda

Ebie said...

Lovely wildflowers! I know one of them, the blue one is Canterbury Bells.

Regina said...

Hello Bella. Those are amazing wildflowers.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

I ALSO LOVE WILDFLOWERS WHEN A WAS ABAOUT 12 YEARS OLD I ALWAYS PICK THEM AND WHEN I GO TO THE MOUNTAINS I STILL DO.I ALSO LOVE ALL YOUR POSTS SO BEAUTIFULL.ENYOY YOUR DAY...BLESSINGS TO YOU BELLA....SANDRA

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, I cant belive all the wild flowers up there and it is so green. Here is So. Cal our hills are turning brown again. Though the wild flowers are blooming still. Ive never seen a magpie before eaither though I hear they are playful like the scrub jays we have down here. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your trip....Julian

Olga said...

Pretty shots. I see that magpie has a black bill, but here in California (and only here!) we have magpies with yellow bills. Just a bit of trivia :-)
Have a great Memorial Day tomorrow.

Arija said...

Thank you for sharing these. There is after all nothing as wonderful as the creations of mother nature in the wild.

Ana said...

what a lovely set of wild flowers! Where I live magpies are very common, I agree they are beautiful birds.