I found this bright green, low growing plant along the trail between Grouse Vista and Silver Star Mountain in SW Washington.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Not really focused on NW Flora, but I wanted to share this picture taken on an overcast day last Fall just downstream of Lucia Falls. A 2-second exposure makes for an interesting contrast in the flowing river water and the still pool in the foreground. In Summer the water level is much lower and it is an easy walk over to the rock 'island' in the background.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Another hike up Bells Mountain in SW Washington in cold weather brought me to this sight. A spring is flowing past a small island of dirt, and ice pillars have grown upward taking small rocks and twigs along for the ride. The pillars are about 4" high.
Monday, November 14, 2016
This ghostly white fungi is coming up through forest floor detritus and is abundant but quite small- for size comparison, those are Doug Fir needles adjacent to the fungi. These specimens are growing near the summit of Bells Mountain in SW Washington.