For some reason the last two posts have not drawn any comments. They were about birds, so I thought I would try a different subject, wildflowers. Actually, what really happened was yesterday while volunteering at Salem Audubon Reserve, doing birding things, my attention was diverted once again by wildflowers. I recognized this flower as different than any I had already seen at the Reserve, so I went back to the parking lot and got my camera and took some photos. It looked like some kind of geranium to me, and over coffee at Mc Donald’s, Ed Myers confirmed that it was an Oregon Geranium. Once home I dug through my flower books, I’m afraid to count how many guides I have, but possibly over two dozen. The amazing thing to me was that only one guide listed Oregon Geranium. It’s a beautiful plant, and reported to be common in the Northwest. It’s going to be interesting to see how many times I will now find this “new-to-me” plant.