One of my favorite places in Oregon is the Oak – Pine woodlands stretching from the Columbia River around Hood River south along the eastern flanks of the Cascades.
So, i headed out for the last wildflowers of the year. The fires had the sun rising in a deep orange-red but i was still on I84 so i didn’t get any photos. I pulled off at Mosier and drove the old Gorge Hwy to the Dalles and then over to Heritage Landing. And this is what i found: