Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Spring Walk in the Woods

Our backyard borders 120 acres of woods, in reality a typical western Washington second growth forest already 75 to 100 years in the making.  Western red cedar, western hemlock, and Douglas fir are in ascendancy while huge bigleaf maple and especially red alder are in decline.  It's spring time and the trillium and salmonberry are in bloom.

Trillium (Trillium ovatum)

  Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)

Fringecup (Tellima grandiflora)