Posted by: atowhee | April 17, 2015



“I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.”   — William Butler Yeatsbeeloud1 (1280x960)The blooming vetch was full of bees and butterflies.  It purples the slopes and even the old lakebed at Emigrant Lake. VETCH PATCH VETCH WITH B-FYThe watr is now is higher than it has been in two years.  Some willows that have filled in the lakebed as it exists when the lake is full are now happier than ever.  Their feet are below the water, their limbs in full sun.  Willow wonderland.The vetch was originally brought here for animal food but it is now rampant on the open slopes of the Cascade foothills.

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