Camas Meadows

Blog for Camas Meadows Lodge™. Located on Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve outside of Leavenworth, Washington. http://www.camasmeadowslodge.com All materials and photos copyrighted 2006-2011©

Monday, April 23, 2007

April Showers Bring May Flowers


The brief April showers will soon bring the lavish displays of wildflowers in May. It has been a fairly dry spring so far, but we have had an occasional rain shower.

Camas Meadows has it's own private weather forecast.

Check the following link: http://cleardarksky.com/c/CmsMdwsLdgWAkey.html?1


This forecast gives the expected weather and astronomical viewing conditions for the next three days specifically for Camas Meadows. It is a fun web site to explore especially if your interested in astronomy.

A brief note from our guests this past weekend:

"Delightful!........Crackling wood fire, so many stars at night, the elk that came in right on schedule and that rare commodity.....quiet. All while being pampered with the many thoughful touches you have put in place for your grateful guests. Thanks you for a wonderful weekend."

From guests in May, 2001.

"Our second visit to Camas Meadows Lodge and we love it just as much in spring as in winter. Lots of big yellow flowers blooming all around (Arrowleaf Balsamroot" according to the book), elk in the meadow and blue skies everyday..........

The picture on the previous entry shows the Arrowleaf bloom. Camas is a veryl special place, but especially so in May. Book now for those May wildflowers. The weather in eastern Washington is usually sunny, with maybe brief showers. So if you're tired of the rainy weather west of the Cascades, sunny skies are just a short trip across the mountains.

See our website to book your stay. http://www.camasmeadowslodge.com

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Morning Sunrise


The Glacier Lily and the Spring Beauties are the first wildflowers to bloom. This weekend we noticed that the Oregon anemones with their blue flowers have also started to appear. There are 135 wildflowers that bloom at Camas Meadows. The wildflower season starts now and is pretty much completed by early July.


Glacier Lily

The picture below is arrowleaf balsam taken last year in the middle of May. Entire sections of the meadow turn yellow in early May. The camas flowers then turn the meadow into a sea of blue later in May. The peak wildflower display is usually the mid-May. Spring is our favorite time at Camas. Blue sunny skies, the meadow filled with wildflowers and the elk back in the meadow. See the previous entry for more information on spring at Camas Meadows.

Currently Memorial Day weekend is booked but the other wildflower filled weekends in May are still open. The bikes are ready to ride and hiking trails are ready. To book your spring time retreat contact us through our web site: http://www.camasmeadowslodge.com.



Arrowleaf Balsam surrounds
old plow