This weekend it will be the 35th Annual Trillium Lily Festival at the Tryon Creek State Park. It’s the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area, a few miles southeast of home.
With a little drizzle dampening the forest floor, there were many bright white-flowered trilliums joining the green ferns along every step of the trail.
Yellow skunk cabbages were pushing their way skyward in boggy areas, and burgundy salmonberry flowers were sprinkled on tall bushes in the drier spots.
The 6 1/2 mile loop hike through the Park was a true delight.
If you’re in the Portland area, now is the time to visit the Trillium Festival.