Each one is perfect

purple woodland phlox in deep shadow

 

 

 

I took a day off work and drove into the Columbia Gorge, looking for wide open views. I stopped at the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint. I walked to a roadside view near Vista House. I got out of the car on the Larch Mountain road that climbs to Sherrard Point. And just after approaching close enough to the base of Latourell Falls to feel the wind off the water, on the way back to the car, I spotted my favorite little fall flower, which may be a kind of phlox? I find them along almost every woodland trail, and I always try to capture at least one 😄

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-Eric Muhr