The roadsides on Guemes Island are covered with all kinds of wonders in the spring. The Wild Celery (well, that is what we called it while growing up in Southeast Alaska) was in bloom and lined the roads for miles and miles.
Vast plantations of it - sweeping up the hilly roadsides.
In perfect flowering - the bees were very busy
I'm not sure of this one - it looks sort of like Queen Anne's Lace - it was just beginning to bloom.
I've heard it called Wild Carrot also.
And the areas not covered with the larger Wild Celery, were blanketed with Queen Anne's Lace (I'll just call it that for now). Whatever it is - it is simply gorgeous in the sun!
And what could be prettier than wild roses in back - a fairy garden!!
Along one fenced property were many plants of Honeysuckle.
The scent on a sunny day is breathtaking!!!!
And clambering up the trees and filling in spaces in the hedges alongside the roads was Wild Honeysuckle - locally called Twin Berry (Lonicera involucrata) as in the autumn the fruit/seeds of the plant have berries in pairs. A great food for the birds.
And sweet little Fringe Cups - they don't get any bigger than this - with a tiny fringe of pink on the outer edges of the blossoms.
And Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) - though pretty to look at - has been declared a noxious weed in most areas - it has big seed pods that spread seeds everywhere and it blankets any area left untended.
There was the bright yellow Scotch Broom and the bi-color.
And just a few plants of wild Lupines - only the yellow ones this time - we did see purple ones but not in areas that we could stop for a photo.
And in the swampy areas - wild iris - brightening any day.
Thanks for coming along to Guemes Island again - more to come.