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    On an Oregon Filbert Farm

    Out n the farm, just north of Keizer, Oregon, a storm approaches.


    Western Oregon in mid-Spring . . . breathtaking beauty.

     

    I am staying with a friend who keeps bees on his 'hobby' filbert farm.

     

    A large puff of flowers being pollinated . . .

     

    Busy bees from the farm's bee hives.

     

    Bees are not the only  insects that carry out pollination duties . . . flies do to.

     

    Wild clover growing at the fringes of the orchard and gardens.

     

    Late in the afternoon . . . one small shaft of light found it's way through the bushes to find this one hidden flower.  WOW!

     

    Such a lovely variety of magnificent flowers all around the farm.

     

    A whole world in one flower . . .

     

    Ravishingly beautiful . . .

     

    So many flowers . . . I wish I knew the names of all of them.

     

    Many flowers showed signs of flowering for a long time . . . as there were many stages of development all on the same stalk.

     

    Deep red . . .

     

    And a salmon rose . . .

     

    A yellow marvel hidden deep in the reeds . . .

     

    Oh my!  The patterns!!!

     

    I have to always keep an eye open for this mean, aggressive rooster.  He will attack without eating!

     

    Nature's flower arrangements . . .

     

    Busy bees all across the many flowers in the garden . . .

     

    I love these bursts of life . . .

     

    A never-ending landscape of flowery bouquets . . .

     

    It is hard to believe these waxy flowers are real . . .

     

    Tiny flowers in the deep grasses.

     

    While some plants throw out many, many blossoms, others offer only a few brilliant targets for pollination.

     

    The back garden . . .

     

    Busy bees . . .

     

    A busy bee getting lost in the white folds . . .

     

    Lovely green . . .

     

    Lovely berry blossoms . . .

     

    It has been lovely staying out in the Oregon countryside.

     

    Flowers everywhere . . . down in the bottom of the garden's ground cover too.

     

    A tiny world of flowers.

     

    Afternoon . . . .

     

    Late afternoon puffs of white . . .

     

    Oregon is known for its rhododendrons . . . 

     

    The farmhouse.

     

    A nutty farmer . . . er . . . a farmer of nuts.

     

    Some of the filbert orchards.

     

    Specialized filbert harvesting equipment: sweeper (left) and harvester (right)

     

    The last of this kind of early-blossoming flower . . .

     

    I was completely infatuated with these purple beauties!

     

    There were so many of these on one bush.

     

    Fantastic!

     

    So green . . . it becomes purple!!!

     

    The last of these messy orange flowers.

     

    Astonishing beauty!

     

    Ready to burst.

     

    Morning opening . . .

     

    Opening in morning's  first light . . . fully open by afternoon!

     

    In all phases . . .

     

    The center exposed.

     

     . . . and fully open!

     

    More pink wonders.

     

    I LOVE these happy little things . . .

     

    A magnificent purple Iris!

     

    Remarkable variety of flowers in the garden.

     

    Many different kinds of rhododendrons all over the garden.

     

    Gorgeous rhodies!

     

    The rhododendron must be the most 'flower-full' of all bushes!

     

    The variety of colors of the rhodies is amazing.

     

    Red rhododendrons too.

     

    Bright salmon-colored rhodies . . . 

     

    I sometimes took photos of the same flower at different times of the day . . . in different light.

     

    Small delicate little sprites of color!

     

    A spray of pretty pink flowers.

     

    I was sometimes surprised by new bursts of blossoms . . . where there had been none only a few days before!

     

    These beautiful 'ornamental cherry' flowers came right out of the trunk only a foot off the ground . . . not on the limbs and branches!

     

    I LOVE flowers and am always happy when I am in a garden . . .

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