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Camas & Dead Tree

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 22 May 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

I spent quite a bit of time walking around the prairie. I was impressed that I saw no Scotch Broom or other invasive plants. That's because this preserve has a group of volunteers who keep it rather pristine. When Indians used these prairies, they kept trees and undesirable plants away by burning the prairie. The next Spring the flowers would return. The bulbs of the Camas were an important food source. They would be steamed in underground pits or boiled.

Glacial Heritage Preserve
Thurston County, WA, USA

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine landscape

22 May 2019 5:10am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I love this blue carpet and I like too this wild landscape

22 May 2019 5:16am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful meadow. Well made image.

22 May 2019 5:34am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

So beautiful !

22 May 2019 5:58am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Splendide ce champ fleuri entourant cet arbre mort.
Bonne journée Steve

22 May 2019 5:59am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel tapis de fleur et ces arbres et sec et feuillus supe be
belle journée

22 May 2019 6:05am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just superb. I like it a lot.

22 May 2019 6:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Excellent contraste

22 May 2019 6:26am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


22 May 2019 7:28am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A sad sight the dead trees in the beautiful landscape.
Well spotted this.

22 May 2019 7:30am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

fine capture of this lovely blue carpet

22 May 2019 8:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice view !

22 May 2019 9:18am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

The tree among the wild flowers makes a great picture Steve.

22 May 2019 10:55am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Beautiful view!!

22 May 2019 12:26pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The camas and the dead tree make a strong contrast. The comment was very helpful.

22 May 2019 12:45pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It is nice to see no weeds in this beautiful yet natural view.

22 May 2019 12:48pm

Mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

A lovely blue camper
A good story to read

22 May 2019 2:32pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Thank you for this beautiful image..and thank you for that information too :))))

22 May 2019 3:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A colorful landscape with these beautiful blossoms!!

22 May 2019 4:54pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Well seen.

22 May 2019 9:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I can imagine that this is what the prairie must have looked like at one time. It is just gorgeous. I think that it is sad that most of the original prairie is gone. It is just so beautiful and peaceful.

23 May 2019 1:33am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a lovely contrast the tree and flowers make

23 May 2019 1:36am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Lovely composition and the prairie looks just fantastic with blooming flowers and great colours.

23 May 2019 3:45am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful view of the trees and flowers. Lovely. :)

25 May 2019 8:36am