While floral design is my passion, there is no design without the flower. That said, my blog is committed to beautiful flowers as well as beautiful design. I can’t help but share photos from our amazing adventure. I heard through the grapevine that Mt. Rainier was THE PLACE for wildflowers, so I put it on my bucket list. As luck would have it, due to our long winter and nonexistent summer, the wildflowers were late!
This was the most awe inspiring hike I’ve ever that the opportunity to experience. The sea of vivid wildflowers, beautiful lakes, lingering snow, intoxicating fragrance, the most amazing warm blue sky day, and let’s not forget the big guy in the distance—Mt. Rainier, simply put, took my breath away.
I am lucky to live in such an amazing area, I thought I saw amazing things and I certainly did, but this was on a whole new level. Meadows, there were meadows covering entire hillsides that smiled with lupines, columbine, lilies, asters and so many wonderful things I have yet to identify.
I’m a Southern girl; there are no mountains or rolling hills where I’m from. I’ve never seen a meadow. I grew up with bayous and swamps and majestic oak trees---a different kind of beauty altogether. As I experience the Pacific Northwest, I am happy to say that each of the wonderful places makes me appreciate the other even more.