This weekend presents another chapter in my wildflower adventures. I am still looking for the elusive California Poppy. In the Pacific Northwest the California Poppy is an invasive wildflower so you would think it would be easy for me to find them but the conditions need to be good to see them (i.e. Sunny weather). I started my adventure at the Cherry Orchard Trail (as you can see from this sign).
I started up the trail with a water bottle full of hucklebeary lemonade and decided to stop at this first plant. I think it’s a Lupine. Huh, this isn’t good it looks like it’s bearly alive, I wonder if I am too late to see the flowers?
The sun is definitely out and I like these old Oak Trees for shade.
Time for a little rest along the trail, this is beary confusing to me…why would someone put a gate all the way up here? A few years ago I saw a wild turkey running around, maybe the gate is to keep him out (or in)?
The higher I went the better the flowers became. I am not sure what this little purple flower is but I haven’t seen it before. Actually as I increase elevation the Lupine seem stronger and more abundant. Still no poppies.
|Just hanging around.|
As I headed down a big train was stopped at the trailhead. I wanted someone to ask the engineer if they gave free rides to Little Foxes but my SeKrebearies didn’t make any effort. I mean the train is the same color as I am, that should be worth a free ride AND it was going in the direction of
Can it be true? I think I see
some California Poppies, yes there they are.
I can’t believe it they were in the parking lot at the trail head! I guess they needed the sun to be out to
open them up. I wonder what this blue
flower is next to them? I think I
better drop some more hints about a wild flower identification book to my
|Do you offer free rides to foxes?|
|This is a professional's picture of the poppies. They are a good looking flower/|