So many people pass through Eastern Washington and say, why do you like it there, there is nothing there but sagebrush! I've always loved this area, especially this time of year when everything is turning green and starting to bloom. Frank and I were driving back to Coaches from Richland today, near Rattlesnake Mountain (tallest mountain in the US without trees!) when I noticed these purple flowers blooming. Soon there will be cactus along the ground blooming too. If you look close you see all kinds of small wonders.Close up they are so delicate, but the wind is really hard on them, but they still endure.
You can see how dry the ground is, so they don't need a lot of water, and there is tumble weeds blowing all around and over them.