Fishing Round Lake, Marion County, OR

May 30, 2007: Round Lake, Marion County, OR: It promised to be a hot summer day so Chris and I determined to check the snow pack between NFD 46 and one of his favorite fishing lakes. (Round Lake is accessed on one of the branches of NFD 63 but washouts …

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Climbing Saddle Mountain, Clatsop County, OR

May 29, 2007: Saddle Mountain, Clatsop County, OR: Marvin and I headed for Saddle Mountain State Park, determined to climb at least to the two mile point. The trail is steep and rocky. Good hiking boots are recommended. The views from the top are spectacular. It was a delightful summer …

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Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah County, OR

May 25, 2007: Gresham, OR: It is Friday. With the upcoming holiday weekend accompanied by its flock of tourists it seemed like a good day to check the Columbia River Gorge for wildflowers. I started at Troutdale, following old highway 30 past the Vista House on Crown Point and then …

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Iris chrysophylla

May 24, 2007: Detroit, Marion County, OR: After getting some help with key characteristics from Marvin Kellar I returned to take another look at the roadside iris. It is Iris chrysophylla… the slender-tubed iris. Note the flower and the long ovary tube extending from the spathe.   byLarry

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Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah County, OR

May 22, 2007: Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah County, Oregon: Chris and I tried once again to photograph wildflowers in the State Park known as Bridal Veil Falls. The canopy of the forest causes low light conditions and my digital camera was having problems with focusing and because of wide apertures …

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