Tag Archives: White

Phantom in Full View

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Last week, my eldest son and I went on a hike on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge (Dog Mountain). It was a hot day, but we hit the trail early, and reached the summit before noon. Large … Continue reading

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A Fungus Mystery Unraveled…Kind of

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I found some interesting fungi in my back yard a couple months ago. They were growing on the branch of an alder that came down in a storm last year. I took some photos and was eager to do a … Continue reading

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Trilliums Show their Stuff

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The Western White Trillium usually blooms about three weeks before Easter in Western Washington. To get more information about this showy flower, and to see a photo collage showing the color change that takes place, go to: The Western White Trillium (Trillium Ovatum), … Continue reading

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Hair Ice

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To get more information go to an earlier post entitled Mysterious Hair Ice Grows in my Backyard.

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Fairy Lanterns, the Hidden Flowers

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Also known as Smith’s fairy bells, fairy lanterns (Prosartes smithii) are native to the deep moist wooded areas of western North America. Leathery oval leaves ending in a point, grow from upright stems with wide spreading branches. I have noticed … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Ghost Plant

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While hiking an Oregon coast trail last week, I came upon a very strange patch of flowering plants. The stems, leaves and flowers were all an odd translucent white, and the flowers were pointed downward, as if wilted. Luckily I … Continue reading

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The Western White Trillium (Trillium Ovatum), Stunning Early Bloomer of the Forest

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I always look forward to spring. The forest comes alive with new growth. One of the early attention grabbers along the trail behind my home is the Western White Trillium. A solitary three-petaled blossom unfurls from a stem about a … Continue reading

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More Hair Ice

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Several weeks ago I posted a blog about hair ice which quickly became the most popular on my site. In response to this interest, I took several pictures this morning, and created a small gallery of photos. If you would … Continue reading

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Mysterious Hair Ice Grows in my Backyard

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I have always enjoyed exploring the small one acre area of woods in my backyard. It has been a great place for walking the dogs, finding mushrooms to photograph, searching for insects or just seeing what I can find. Even … Continue reading

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