Jul 1, 2012

A Day Hike...

Last Wednesday,
the weatherman called for a stunner of a day...

so my Mr.  played hooky..

we headed to
Randle,  WA for a little day hike...


I say day hike loosely...


I wore flip flops...

did you hear that?
that loud chuckle?

that would be my Mr.
who knows my choice of footwear
is usually lacking :-)


todays watchable wildlife...

mosquitoes...



vine ripened
Salmonberries...


Maidenhair Ferns...



Sword Ferns...




a meadow clearing...


full of Shasta Daisies...


and fluttering...



Swallowtail Butterflies...


wild Roses...


a roadside mystery
?

A hillside covered in these
gorgeous blue flowers...

I have no idea what they are...


do you?


Happy July!
Are you ready for takeoff?


 
Thanks for joining me today....

20 comments:

Olga said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like a day hike I would love. I haven't done anything like this in a long time.

Love the pictures with the butterflies.

Lottie said...

What beautiful photos! I especially love the Shasta daises and the butterflys. Have a great 4th of July!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, Looks like a beautiful place for a hike. Have a wonderful evening. Jen

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi Bella~

So beautiful, reminds me of all the Twilight movies I love! Your so funny wearing flip flops, gotta love it! If your anything like me, I wear them as long as the weather holds out...
Enjoy the rest of July!

Anne said...

Bella,
What a beautiful day for a hike.I am a flip flop girl myself.Beautiful photos of those butterflies too.
((Hugs))
Anne

Gayle said...

I love the pictures from your hike. I am ready for the launch of summer and warmer temperatures and SUNSHINE!
;)
Gayle

flowersandhome said...

I haven't seen many butterflies this year. What a beauty you captured on photo!
Bye,
Marian

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
A nice place for a hike to photograph the wildlife and fauna.
I checked my Ontario wildflower book and we have nothing like those pretty blue flowers. I hope someone can ID them for you.
Judith

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful! Love the butterflies. I always wear flip flops too:)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I remember camping once in the Olympic National Forest...it was like a wonderland. The huge green slugs were a wonder in themselves. Everything, like you show us here was so lush and beautiful.

Rose L said...

I always enjoy day hikes and take photos as well. You can see!
http://poetrose24.blogspot.com/
I definitely would not wear flip flops for a hike! I agree with your hubby!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Eeeee! Do I have some catching up to do! I already miss the ferny cool green. Your meadow pictures are outstanding! Beautiful butterfly photos. You must still be having beautiful days. It was gorgeous the whole time we were in your neck of the woods. Happy 4th! xx

Carolyn said...

Nice to play hookey once in awhile and enjoy nature. You got some great shots -love the butterflies.

Carolyn

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
I have a question for you-what is the name of the font you use-I used to have it but when my son upgraded my computer it changed and I can't find it again.
Thanks!
Carolyn

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, Bella! What lovely countryside! I would probably dance and twirl in the fields - smiling and thanking God - it was such a delight to take a peek into your day's hike. You're not the only one - I prefer going barefoot! My family is always shaking their heads at me for my footwear choices too!
I hope you have a blessed week,
Kathy

Madelief said...

What a great idea to take a day off together and enjoy the countryside. It looks like you had a beautiful walk!

Lieve groet,

Madelief x

Bernideen said...

Each photo delightful! Very love as always!

Jessica said...

All of your photos are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Haworth said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day, Bella. (Regardless of your flip flops!) Those purple flowers look a little like Chicory but I could be wrong...

Haworth said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day, Bella. (Regardless of your flip flops!) Those purple flowers look a little like Chicory but I could be wrong...