The crabapple tree in our front yard finally bloomed during the second week of April. This tree was in full bloom the day we moved into our house in mid March almost 30 years ago.
Other garden blooms:
tulips fully open
And some cupcakes for a friend’s birthday:
April 2nd, Memaloose Hills, OR –
Begin at the Memaloose Overlook…
Today’s star is balsamroot!
Buttercup carpet in the woods.
Balsamroot all the way up Chatfield Hill.
North view from the top – Mt Adams, paintbrush, yellow parsley.
Columbia River, Columbia Desert parsley, balsamroot
Mt Hood to the west.
Willows and bees near the spring on the return hike.
Popcorn flowers on Marsh Hill.
View from Marsh Hill back to the Memaloose Hills.
Blue eyed Mary and slender phlox
Glacier lilies and buttercups
Larkspur and balsamroot
April 8, Coyote Wall, WA – Our first hike with friends in more than a year! We are all fully vaccinated!
Starting up The Old Ranch Road.
Service berry in bloom on the Little Moab Cliffs.
The edge of the Coyote Wall, yellow parsley.
And balsamroot, eastward view.
And we are going higher!
Upper cliff edge view.
A nice meadow near Atwood Road, as we loop eastward before hiking down.
A day when every blade of grass seems to have a bloom!
So many flowers!
Desert parsley along Old Hwy 14 cliff, return hike.
And more flowers:
Parsley and cluster lilies
Great hounds tongue
Some progress on two projects:
I finished the yoke on this bamboo cardigan, and it is way too big, despite careful swatching, so this one is in time out for a while.
A mystery project for a gift…
I am starting a baby quilt for a new family member!