Although I took this photo on April 15th, it could almost have been taken today. The Scotch broom is still blossoming toward its full strength. While it's quite beautiful and adds plenty of color to the landscape, it's an invasive species, and a particularly disastrous one. In my May 17 post last year, I featured the plant and talked about some of its incredible cost to the state. A student won an award for discovering a process for using Scotch broom for biofuel, and I wonder if anyone's using the process yet. Read all about it via links in the post of May 17, 2009.
This photo shows some marshy land near the shopping center just over the Young's Bay Bridge in Warrenton. The flat line on the green horizon is a berm separating this patch of land from the real wetlands at the edge of the Columbia River. I discovered how to get onto the berm without going through stickery berry bushes, so I'll try to show some pix from that angle before long.
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