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Soon there would have been the 40th Annual Trillium Lily Festival at the Tryon Creek State Park. It was cancelled this year do to the coronavirus.
Tryon is the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area, and is located a few miles southeast of home.
In mid-March sunshine was forming delightful dappled light on the forest floor. Bright white-flowered trilliums joined 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.