Friday, April 19, 2019

Grand Ridge #Hike in Springtime - Jo's Monday Walk, #SaturdaySnapshot, & Our World Tuesday

Snow drifted down as we stepped out of the senior center van on my first hike at Grand Ridge Park in 2017. Last week raindrops replaced the snowflakes. I prefer the rain. (Issaquah, Washington, USA)
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Misty rain added to the quiet forest atmosphere

Creeks and rivulets swelled from recent rains

Some early flowers and bushes greeted springtime: trillium, bleeding heart, salmonberry bushes, curly fern fronds, and more.

Is it a flower? No, it's an oyster mushroom. We saw several
clusters of these beautiful mushrooms on our hike. This one
is about the size of a cantaloupe.

Photos from my previous hike in Grand Ridge Park in January, 2017 are HERE. 





I'm linked with:
Saturday Snapshot - Melinda at A Web of Stories - Link HERE 
Jo's Monday Walk -  Johanna at Restless Jo - Link HERE
Our World Tuesday - Link HERE


22 comments:

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

I sincerely hope that you have an Instagram account where you share all your wonderful pictures! I particularly like the first one of the trees in the mist!


I too, enjoy searching for wild flowers and fungi on our walks, although I am not able to enjoy walking and hiking as much as I once did and was able to!


Thanks for sharing :)

Yvonne xx

restlessjo said...

It's like a primeval world, isn't it? I'm glad I had you for company. Have a great Easter! :) :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Yvonne! I tried to sign up for Instagram but had a problem with my account. I'll try again.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Restlessjo: With the mist obscuring our views, it felt like we were miles from civilization. Actually, the Grand Mile hike is a large pocket of greenery surrounded by suburbs.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Beautiful scenes! Thanks for sharing your world. Enjoy the weekend.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you for stopping by, Laurel-Rain.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Lovely images and nature scenes from your walk. Hubby and I have enjoyed many trips to Washington State, it so lush and beautiful. My sister is there now visiting my niece and her family in Snoqualmie. I looked at some of your older post, I enjoyed your hikes and photos. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! Happy Easter! PS, thanks for commenting on my post.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by, Eileeninmd. I hope your sister enjoys her visit. This weekend is supposed to be sunny.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Sandra. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you will visit again. In the meantime I have taken a peek at your own pictures. I'm so glad I didn't see any snowflakes, we have enough of those in the UK. LoL.

Colleen L. Reece said...

Once again you took me on a wonderful forest hiking trip to scenery similar to that near my hometown of Darrington--and without my having to leave my home. GRIN,. Keep hiking, Sandy--so I can vicariously go along. Happy Easter.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you enjoy my photos of my adventures, Colleen. Happy Easter to you, too.

Rhonda Albom said...

I like your photo of the fungus on the tree and the rushing water in the streams. I agree with you and prefer the rain to snow.

Jackie McGuinness said...

I'm done with rain...
That mushroom is gorgeous.

Tom said...

...I have been to the Portland area many times and marvel landscape. The trees in a temperate rainforest are amazing. Thanks for take you along on your journey. Let's do it again.

Lea said...

Oh so beautiful!
Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
Happy Easter!

csuhpat1 said...

Such a beautiful and wonderful place. Very lovely photos. Happy Easter.

Lady Fi said...

Such lovely shots.

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

Issaquah is not too far from me. Beautiful woodsy photos. Love the creek one. Happy Easter!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I love those photos! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Sandy, beautiful walk in the woods...my kind of enjoyment! Nice to meet you...:)JP

Cloudia said...

These are lovely. Glad we've met!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So lovely! So green, just beautiful!