Signs of Spring

I know, the frigid blast from the east just passed, and it’s a little soon to be talking spring.

But, one of our rangers just spotted the first wildflower of the season at Rowena Crest, and the view was singing “spring!” from Vista House today.

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Looks like a grass widow a.k.a. satin flower (Olsynium douglasii) to me! Rowena Crest, January 25, 2014.

Need a hand identifying Pacific Northwest Wildflowers? 

Here’s a cheat sheet for beginners:  Mountain Wildflowers: 57 Common Species

And a great website for reference:  http://www.pnwflowers.com/

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With the sun in the south and east this morning, a rainbow appeared in the mist to the north and west.

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Vista House. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Crown over the Crown.

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. . . And no one else around to see it all!

 

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Posted on January 30, 2014, in Plants & Wildlife, Weather & Scenery and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. being a wildflower lover (as well as wildflower challenged….), thank you!

  2. At least there was one person there to see Vista House as the prize at the end of the rainbow. Thanks for the pictures!

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