Waughop Lake

Just because postings have been slow doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy.  Unfortunately, most of what I’ve been doing makes for very poor copy.  Not sure why my workouts at the gym or my work in the yard would interest anyone besides myself. Meditation might be more interesting, but I have no idea what to say about since the point is to focus on blanking my mind.

The most interesting thing we’ve done lately is to go on local hikes with Paul from Tai Chi class; they are a great way to get exercise but aren’t consistently photographic.  However, last weeks hike around Waughop Lake did provide a few interesting shots of flowers.

The hillsides were covered with Fireweed, 

and much of the lake was lined by Water Lilies.

In fact there were flowers everywhere we went except for the deepest port of the forest.  

These purple flowers were found both on the trail around the lake and on the slopes above the lake.

Further up the hill we found this striking yellow flower in several places.

The most prolific flower on this visit, though, were the simply beautiful Sweetpeas.

The climb to the top of the hill was rewarded not just by the sighting of flowers, but a full view of Mt. Rainier towering in the distance.

3 thoughts on “Waughop Lake”

  1. They’re beautiful, and so very different than what I see here in East Texas. Thank you for sharing!

    Have you noticed any difference in the bee population? We plant our flower garden with the bees in mind, and this year we have a lot more solitary bees but not a single honeybee. The difference in a single season has been dramatic.

    1. We tend to get Bumblebees at our house, not honey bees. There didn’t seem to be as many as usual at the beginning of the season, but they’ve picked up lately.

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