May 18, 2009

Portland - Ecola closeups

Some closeup photos from the hike at Ecola-- a flower I didn't recognize gone to seed: A plant I did recognize--skunk cabbage, growing in low lying swampy areas:

The spathe from the skunk cabbage:

Barnacles growing on boulders of volcanic rock on the beach:

An unidentified flower, no less beautiful for going unnamed:
Cones growing:


Vivien said...

Great pictures, Sue! I especially like the one of bursting cones.

Sue Reno said...

Thanks Vivien! I like pictures of things that are transitory.

Diane D. said...

Wow, Sue - two great vacations back to back! I love all of the fog pictures.

Sue Reno said...

Thanks, Diane. There were two opportunities to travel that came along that were just too good to turn down. It's rapidly becoming a lifestyle that would be all to easy to become accustomed to :)

Brenda Groelz said...

Sue, That unidentified pink flower looks mighty like what we call a prairie rose in Nebraska. Did it have thorns?

Brenda Groelz

Sue Reno said...

Thanks Brenda, I think you are correct, it is in the rose family. Terry Grant thought so too.