I just returned from camping at Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula. Hydrangeas grow wild there. I don’t know their history, perhaps they were once domestic and went rogue in the temperate rain forest climate. Huge bushes of blue bloom line the road now. I found pink and purple in the woods off the trail between campground and lodge.
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com.
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