I think I will take a little break at this table while my roommates get Sequoia set up with his leash, harness, and some dog chow.
The Deschutes River is fed by melting snow - in this part of Oregon we only get 11 inches of rain per year - compared to where I live in the state where we get about 40 inches per year. This river looks pretty calm right now.
I left my wildflower guide at home but I know this is a tree so it's name would not be in it anyway. Who cares? The blooms are wonderful.
One of my favorite wild flowers - Lupine.
Sequoia seems to be enjoying himself. So many different smells are out here - it's like a buffet of smells for this dog.
Could it be? I better get closer to examine but it looks like it might be one of my favorite flowers.
Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!!!
The Balsamroots are out. Balsamroot is a part of the daisy family and is closely related to the sunflower (go figure). It's a perfect sized flower for this little fox to pose next to. The vibrant yellow is a nice contrast for a little fox who lives in a cloudy region of the country.
I like this picture a lot. First, this rock is perfect for holding me up while I pose and you can see the balsamroot and a couple of lupine in the same shot.
No lunch on this hike but my roommates promised we would enjoy lunch elsewhere. Apparently we are headed to "Big Jim's" drive in, I hope they have chicken!!!