Apr 24, 2017

Road Trip - Mima Mounds...

 
I love road trips!
 
I am always ready to explore
my Washington backyard...
 


Mima Mounds
is only an hour South of me
in Little Rock, WA...
 
I had never even heard of it...
 




637 acres of mystery mounds...
 
partly in the forest...
 

 
opening into a vast prairie......
 



there are lots of theories
of how they were created....
 

 
but,
this may be my favorite...
:-)
 
can you imagine 600+ acres of gophers
sitting proudly atop their mounds!


 
it was a very grey Washington day...
 
the bright hues of green
popping on the landscape...
 
 
 damp and mossy trails
through the forest...
 
 
picnic tables
perched atop the mounds...

 
on May 13
they will celebrate Prairie Days here...
 
the field are expected to be heavily in bloom,
I am hoping to make a trip down to see that!
 



on this day,
I saw the very first tiny blooms...
 

 
wild Strawberries...
 

 
lovely patches of Trillium lined the forest edge...
 
thanks for riding along on my road trip,
I hope your weekend was great too!
 
Have  a Beautiful Day!

4 comments:

Vigdis i Romerikshaven said...

Thank you! That Trillium looks exactly the same as the one I grow with care in my Norwegian garden.

susan hemann said...

thank you for sharing, very interesting, lovely photos

Alessandra said...

Thanks for the wonderful and peaceful trip
Hugs Alessandra

Rose L said...

I love when plants bloom. I have never seen the mounds but remember reading about them. Interesting.