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Quick Shot – Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Last weekend, I drove to Spokane to see my Dad. Rather than take the interstate the whole way, I drove a slightly longer, but more scenic route, that took me through the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge. I was hoping that spring had brought wildflowers to the refuge, but I was too early in the season (I think the wildflowers in eastern Washington are late this year – does anyone have a wildflower report for the area?). No flowers, but wonderful dynamic skies, as I hope this shot shows. I didn’t have much time for photography, it is a five-hour drive without stops after all, but did get a few “keepers.” Enjoy this quick shot of  the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Washington.

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6 responses

  1. Seattle Park Lover

    I don’t have a report but a lot of flowers all over the state are late this year. Some just started blooming in the front garden that are usually all done and gone by now.

    April 23, 2017 at 7:28 am

    • Yes, same with my garden here in Tacoma. I’ll be going back over to Spokane next week and will see if more wildflowers are out.

      April 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm

  2. Heide

    Yup, that image is indeed a keeper! Thank you for the reminder that even when our preferred subject (wildflowers) eludes us, there can still be other opportunities for great shots.

    April 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

    • Thanks! It is good to remember to keep an open mind and look for what the world gives you to shoot. No flowers, but the sky was wonderful that day!

      April 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm

  3. You sure did come home with a dramatic image here Joe! I always appreciate your images, information, and willingness to share!

    April 25, 2017 at 12:37 am

    • Thanks Ernie; it is always my pleasure to share.

      April 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm

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