Some gardens manage to make their own way in the world.
Yakima River Canyon near Ellensburg, WA
Mount St. Helens at sunset, late June.
Mt. St. Helens within the glow of a quarter moon and beneath a starry sky...
Mountain Bluebird, Central Washington
Apple Tree: a shaman standing sentry beside a road that goes nowhere. "You are already there,' it says. '...and you already have everything you need. Make fruit. Be happy. Give generously."
The Sleeping Elephant: Dawn in the Deschutes River Canyon
Salton Sea, CA
Looking south toward LaGrande, OR from Growiser Grande Ronde Overlook. More wildflowers than you can imagine.
Mules Ears and Sulphur Lupine, near Elgin, OR.
Mountain Lady's-slippers and smallflower miterworts in whispered conversation.