Three more pictures from the drive on Saturday.
The wet weather this spring is going to make for a miserable fire season when we (inevitably…right??) get our usual hot dry weather. But for now, the rain has been responsible for some astounding wildflower displays, like this Keller’s yarrow growing in the Washtucna Coulee.
Or these purple lovelies (below) which I suspect are some kind of columbine or pulsatilla flower (maybe someone can enlighten me). Even my handy-dandy central Washington desert wildflower guide by my friend Bob Kibler in Desert Aire doesn’t list these.
And then there were the young women below in Othello, who were walking down a long sidewalk adjacent to the Wal-Mart parking lot. I couldn’t resist taking a few shots of them after they stopped to break to pick the rocks out of their high heels and tried to keep their beautiful quinceñera dresses from blowing them away.