Stubborn Beauty :: OR

25 Jul
Stubborn Beauty :: OR

Stubborn Beauty :: OR

On my visit to Oregon last year, we (obviously) explored the Columbia River Gorge to see some waterfalls. This intimate scene was tucked away in the rocks at Wahclella falls. I loved the tenacity of this little flower, and the way the light fell (because light is everything!)

I tried, and failed, to figure out what type of flower it is…but ultimately, it doesn’t matter. Like all plants, it serves an important function as a rest stop for native pollinators. ….. If you just asked what the heck that means, the short version is that native pollinators such as bees, moths, ants, beetles, butterflies, birds, bats, etc all help plant species thrive and without their help we would have a food shortage of critical proportions. Over the last 10 years or so, pollinators have faced significant challenges in the form of mites and fungus, habitat loss, pesticides, etc all contributing to a massive population decline. Want to help? Consider keeping a garden with a variety of native plants that bloom for as much of the year as possible.

Also…Yes, I named this photo after a brewery in CT. Lol

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4 Responses to “Stubborn Beauty :: OR”

  1. Gina July 26, 2017 at 1:19 am #

    Love it! Love your description and thought process too

  2. weedimageoftheday July 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

    Lovely! This is right up my alley. I’ve recently visited Portland (loved!) and have started a native garden at my home in Southern California, where natives are truly the ones who can survive in the natural ecosystem here. Wonderful shot!

    • seeingspotsphoto August 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm #

      Thank you! I have a lot of “easy” plants in my own garden – hostas, lilies, that sort of thing. Basically stuff I can’t kill. haha

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