Thursday, May 18, 2006

It's a Jungle Out There!!!

The Puget Sound area has always been green and lush. No doubt about it. But take record setting rains over the winter and add them to normally lush conditions and everything explodes. In the 27 years we have lived here, I have never seen it like this. I have never seen the rhodies so bloomy and the gulches so tangled and it is only May. In my yard, I am actually picking which weeds to pull and leaving others that are not so ugly, "Oh, those have little pink flowers. I'll just pretend it is a ground cover." Ferns have sprouted in our mudslide area and are two and three feet tall. The blackberry battle has only just begun. Serious rain forest jungle, folks.

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Pink and white solid rhodie bush.

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Back yard looking away from the water and into the jungle that is Big Gulch.

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Rhodie blooms as big as Apolo's head.

Pictures taken just a few minutes ago.