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Salal gaultheria growing from a nurse log at near Trinidad, CA and Lance in the background.  <3

Salal gaultheria growing from a nurse log at near Trinidad, CA and Lance in the background.

Willowbrook Park: Bees and Hives...

Bee skep in zinnias; As a bee keeper in earlier years, I adore having a skep in the garden.

photo taken in Minnesota.  this could be native to Minnesota: Asclepias sp. or milkweed.  not sure the species...Common milkweed.

photo taken in Minnesota. this could be native to Minnesota: Asclepias sp. or milkweed. not sure the species.

Amelanchiere alnifolia or Saskatoon berry.  So pretty.  I planted one in my yard.  It's so tiny still...

Amelanchiere alnifolia or Saskatoon berry. So pretty. I planted one in my yard. It's so tiny still.

Lomatium utriculatum on the bluffs overlooking the Willamette River.

Lomatium utriculatum on the bluffs overlooking the Willamette River.

Dodecatheon sp.  Shooting star in my yard.  love. <3

Shooting star in my yard.

Oxalis oregana, in the Redwoods of northern California.

Oxalis oregana, in the Redwoods of northern California.

a sweet Dichelostemma congesta with petals that are senescing and small seed pods forming.

a sweet Dichelostemma congesta with petals that are senescing and small seed pods forming.

Throughout history, people built carins to mark the path during navigation and use them as directional markers. At a deeper level, carins often point the way

Gravity Glue is the work of artist Mike Grab. Supposedly the rocks are stacked using only gravity. Checkout the videos to see Mike in action and also his gallery of work over the last three years.

Saxifraga oregana at Camassia Preserve in West Linn, OR

Saxifraga oregana at Camassia Preserve in West Linn, OR

Gaultheria shallon

Gaultheria shallon

Sidalcea nelsoniana. grows in moist areas-wetlands, prairies, along streams...

grows in moist areas-wetlands, prairies, along streams.

A lil' fen along the Willamette River, that I frequent every year March-September, tracking rare populations of wildflowers.

A lil' fen along the Willamette River, that I frequent every year March-September, tracking rare populations of wildflowers.

bee on thistle | photo pinned by Western Sage and KB Honey (aka Kidd Bros)

Butterflies & Insects - In 1911 a bee culturist estimated that a quart of honey, represented bees flying over miles; to gather the pollen required for the nectar to produce the honey!

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