Here is a photo I took last weekend up at Wildwood Park in Welches. The forest is bursting right now with color and it’s beautiful. I planted these flowers in the backyard of my home in Spokane and could barely keep them alive, due to hot and dry Summers there. They actually grow in the forest here. Like a weed. Actually they probably are kind of considered a weed since they aren’t native to the area. Our walk through Wildwood was absolutely lovely. Summer has finally arrived (July 4th, like clockwork!). The forest was quiet but for birds singing in the trees and the breeze blowing through branches. ahhhhh..
The day before we drove up to Government Camp to try the Crosstown Trail. I’ve been up there before but this time I noticed that the terrain reminded me a great deal of the trails around Spokane and it made a little homesick for them. It’s a little bit drier up there and Ponderosa Pine and bear grass dominate the landscape. The smell of pine trees always brings me instantly back to my childhood.