springtime on the Central Oregon Coast
Quite a few wild flowers were in bloom in the forested areas along the coast. The most flagrant were the rhododendrons. Here’s a small slideshow of some I found on a recent hike. If anyone can add to the identification of those I didn’t know, I’d be grateful. (Mouse over for text.)
I didn’t recognize that last flower as being part of the carnivorous pitcher plant, luckily Eric captured a shot of it for me to add.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
― John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril