What started as a birding trip

Song Sparrow

Sunday to Theler Wetlands in Belfair quickly became a “flowering trip,” not so much for a lack of birds, but, rather for, a plethora of flowers, particularly wild roses

Wild Rose

whose fragrance filled the air for much of the walk .

and for wild iris which made up for their scarcity with a brilliance that lit up the dark corners of the forest that lines the refuge.

Wild Iris