The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Heat Advisory issued July 01 at 3:03PM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT THE INLAND NORTHWEST... .TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL BE IN PLACE TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE HEAT WILL HIT FIRST IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE CENTRAL BASIN...SOUTHWEST PALOUSE AND ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER EXPANDING NORTHWARD INTO LOWER VALLEY AREAS ALONG THE COLUMBIA THROUGH WENATCHEE AND INTO

Tonight

Lo73° Clear

Thursday

Hi103° Hot

Thursday Night

Lo73° Clear

Friday

Hi103° Hot

Friday Night

Lo71° Breezy

Independence Day

Hi102° Hot

Saturday Night

Lo70° Clear

Sunday

Hi99° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi95° Sunny

The Hills Are Alive!

Send to Kindle
Print This
homesteadmt

Yesterday the dogs and I hiked the new Homestead Trail at the Horse Lake Preserve. Beautiful weather, great views, and gorgeous flowers.

While I was in southern Idaho a fellow botanist asked if one of the photos from a Celebrating Wildflowers brochure was photoshopped because of the prolific flowers in the photo (much like the photo above). You know you have been in southern Idaho for too long if you have to ask that. Even though this is an old cattle ranch- some pastures are good and some not so good- luckily Central Washington has NEVER reached the state of ecological degradation from cattle that Idaho just takes for granted. We have our fruit trees and irrigation systems partially to thank for that, as they have provided income for people that might have had to turn to ranching otherwise.

Arrowleaf balsamroot, Balsamorhiza sagittata, steals the show with its bright flowers coloring the hillsides. Another common flower in the foothills and local endemic to Central Washington is sagebrush stickseed, Hackelia diffusa var. arida. Hackelia's are also commonly called forget-me-nots. The reason they are called stickseed is because the seeds, when ripe, sticks to fur and clothes because of the tiny barbed appendages on the seeds. This is one of the ways that some plants spread their seeds far and wide, by hitchhiking a ride on someone else.

All comments are moderated before appearing. For more information, please read the approval guidelines. Questions? See our Disqus commenting FAQ or our full commenting policy.

Comments Help

A few important points:

  • You must have a Disqus account to comment (your Wenatchee World login and Disqus login are completely separate)
  • You must provide your first and last name
  • Your comment must be civil

For more information see our Disqus commenting FAQ or our full commenting policy