On our way home from our one night trip to Seattle, we had time to visit the first 10-20 miles of the North Cascades Highway. One day I would love to drive the entire thing, but for Wednesday morning I had to content myself with a drive around some of the side roads and a visit to Rasar State Park just east of Hamilton, Washington in Skagit County. Things were pretty quiet bird-wise, although we did see two eagles incubating eggs on separate nests and a northern shrike. The main highlight turned out to be all the woodland wildflowers blooming at the State Park.
|Pacific bleeding heart, Dicentra formosa|
|Western trillium, Trillium ovatum|
|Indian plum, Oemieria cerasiformis|
|Salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis|
|Streamside violet, Viola glabella|
|Candyflower, Montia sibirica|