Posts Tagged ‘Flowers’

Mt. Hood Wildflowers

Lovely Lupines in the glow of sunset on Mt. Hood

These Mt. Hood wildflowers are just next to the spectacular Zig Zag canyon on the southwest side of the mountain.  My friend Ron and I had hiked about two miles west of Timberline Lodge on the Timberline Trail to find a good spot for some sunset images.  We were finally rewarded with the Mt. Hood […]

Sunset Tom McCall Preserve

Glorious sunset from Tom McCall Preserve near Rowena Oregon. The lupines and balsamroots were brilliantly lit by the setting sun.

This sunset at Tom McCall Preserve near Rowena, Oregon is probably one of my best, if I can say so!  Conditions were just what landscape photographers dream of for images of lots of colorful flowers backlit by the sun.  There was next to no wind and the Columbia Gorge Broad-leaf Lupine and the Northwestern Balsamroot […]

Sunrise Columbia Hills

Sunrise over the flower covered Columbia Hills in the Dalles Mtn. State Park

This sunrise over the Columbia Hills State Park in the Dalles Mountain Ranch component was quite spectacular.  At this time of the year the sun rises high over one of the taller of the ridges within the Columbia Hills State Park.  This creates a very dramatic and intense first light on the Columbia Gorge Broad-leaf […]

Sunrise Tom McCall Preserve

Sunrise over the yellows and purples of the flowers in the Tom McCall Nature Preserve

This gorgeous sunrise was taken a short way up the trail to Tom McCall Point at the Tom McCall Preserve just west of the small town of Rowena Oregon.  I arrived about one hour before sunrise to scout out a location for the image I knew I wanted to create.  As I am still in […]

Sunset Hang Glider

A powered hang glider flies low over the rolling Columbia Hills at sunset.

This hang glider struck a perfect pose for me in this sunset image over the rolling hills of the Dalles Mountain State Park.  Part of  the Columbia Hills State Park, this time of the year the hillsides are covered with an broad array of wild flowers.  They are simply beautiful with every shade of the […]

Trilliums Patch

A nice patch of Trilliums early in the Spring in the Carter Bridge Campground along the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River

I discovered this group of Trilliums early in the spring in the Carter Bridge Campground along the Wild and Scenic portion of the Clackamas River in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  There had been rain earlier that left a few drops of water on the petals and leaves of the plants.  Lighting conditions were perfect […]

Indian Plum

Indian Plum with pendant white blossoms in early Spring in the Carter Bridge Campground along the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River.

The Indian Plum is often the first deciduous native shrub to flower in late winter in the Pacific Northwest.  The Indian Plum is an important early season nectar source for hummingbirds, moths and butterflies, native bees and other pollinator species.  Fragrant 1/2 inch greenish white flowers usually appear by late winter in loose hanging clusters […]

Forest Park Trilliums

Trillium's abound in the Spring in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon.

Portland’s Forest Park is one of the largest urban forest reserves in the United States.  Forest Park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland, Oregon. Stretching for more than 8 miles (13 km) on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, it is one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves. The park, a […]