Today is Saturday and that means it is Photohunt time. This week's theme is purple. This week we have been watching the weather and checking the reports of the wildflower blooms in Central Washington.
Central Washington, from along the eastern slopes of the Cascades through the steppe foothills and into the desert basalt cliffs magically erupts into bloom from around mid-April to the end of May. We will watch the trail reports on Northwest Hiker forum to see what is in bloom and then head east to hunt for flowers. Some of our favorite places are on the country roads outside of Ellensburg; Whiskey Dick, Vantages, Reeser Canyon.
The colors are quite diverse but there is many little flower gems in purple. Here is a sample.
Showy Phlox on the slopes above Vantage.