2. Crystal and Oak Springs

 

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden            4/28/2017     (#21)

We went to Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in southeast Portland for an afternoon walk.  Rhodies and azaleas were in various stages of bloom.  The Japanese maples were lovely.

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Dan at Crystal Springs

Oak Spring Trail, Dalles Mountain Ranch        4/29/2017     (#22)

The wildflowers in the eastern gorge are blooming at the middle elevations.  We took the fork to Oak Springs instead of to the top of Stacker Butte to get out of the wind.  We saw the suite of flowers blooming in the oak woodland, including waterleaf, yellow bells and oaks toothwort.

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