It’s Spring, Right?

It’s been a crazy summer here in the Pacific Northwest with high temperatures early on and extended cold and rainy periods recently. The plants at Belfair are definitely showing their confusion. For instance, this wild rose show the characteristics of Spring,

Rose Bud


Wild Rose

AND Fall.

Rose Hips

I’m not sure what season this flower is supposed to bloom in because I can’t remember ever seeing it before, probably because it was so small, each flower about the size of a bumblebee:

Purple Wildflower

And to add to the confusion, here is a shot of Wood Duck with chicks, even though the only time I’ve ever seen these is in early spring.

Wood Duck with Ducklings