Mosier in the Springtime?


The area from Mosier to the Rowena Plateau is a fun place to visit and explore.

It is located in the east side of the Columbia River Gorge. Ice Age floods scoured much of the area, leaving thin soil and much oak savannah habitat.

In mid-winter of 2015 it was a joy to hike and take photos of the spring-like flora and fauna. Wildflowers had begun to bloom and blacktail deer were browsing on the new grass and buds.

Winter doldrums are almost now extinct.

Blacktail Deer

Blacktail Deer

Coyote Wall rising 2,000 feet above the Columbia River

Coyote Wall rising 2,000 feet above the Columbia River

A bouquet of Grass Widows and Salt & Pepper

A bouquet of Grass Widows and Salt & Pepper

Looking down the Columbia RIver

Looking down the Columbia River

Blacktail Deer

Blacktail Deer

Grass Widows

Grass Widows

Salt & Pepper (a member of the Parsley Family)

Salt & Pepper (a very small member of the Parsley Family)

Blacktail Deer

Blacktail Deer (close enough to almost touch)

Grass Widow

Grass Widow

Looking down the Columbia River

Looking down the Columbia River

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Effervescent Francois! and commented:
    I love deer–great photo!

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