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(Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:38:11 AM »

Every year, around my birthday, my wife and I travel to one of our favorite spots in the Olympic Mountains to photograph the wild flowers. We have been returning to this same spot for 6 years now.

With the unseasonable warm winter and lack of snow, we thought we should go a couple of weeks early, just in case. It was totally worth it.

The Native Chocolate Lilies were just past their peak, by about a day. Usually they aren't in flower for another two weeks yet. The Fawn lilies as well were just past prime.

A special treat was to find the fairy slipper orchid. Very Rare! I've only seen it blooming one other time.
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 08:51:55 AM »

Fairy slippers are my favorite! Never seen the chocolate variety that I can think of..been looking for a long time now.. Very cool man!
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 12:37:11 PM »

nice to see the lush green growth, we had our wet spell and everything is browning out again; about a month early...hope we get some april showers, even the rivers seem to have crested; about 10ft. lower than normal :(
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 03:03:39 PM »

 scary early on these beautiful flowers. Thanks for taking us along.
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 05:24:27 PM »

Great pics Joshua and Jenn thanks for sharing :coffee2:
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 09:52:42 AM »

The flowers in that last photo are totally awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 11:39:10 AM »

Man, it looks so lush and green there.  What a neat place and to be able to see all of these beautiful flowers in bloom- a treat indeed!
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 06:52:52 PM »

Beautiful photos of those wild flowers.  Thanks for sharing them.   :icon_sunny:
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2015, 10:12:34 AM »

Oh, something else I forgot to mention...

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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2015, 12:15:46 PM »

Gorgeous photos!  I love the flowers.  Lady Slippers are so beautiful, yet so rare.  It's great to see some still existing in their native habitat.
Happy Birthday!   :headbang:
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Re: (Early) Spring Wildflower Trip
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2015, 04:11:48 PM »

I believe I have that orchid by my studio in a damp shady area.   I'll take a picture when it blooms to be sure.   I live in Mississippi, that's a bit of difference from your local.


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