Early morning start at our house. The boys needed to be at the drop-off point for a Boy Scout sailing and camping adventure no later than 6:30AM and I was running with the Dirty Girls at 8:00AM. The boys got off just fine and I was then off to Fort Steilacoom Park for a trial course run before next week's race. It's not really a race for me, but just a fun trail run to help prepare me for my upcoming running weekend with the girls. After my run, I got out with my camera to take in some of the blooming foliage. The rhododendron is the Washington State flower and has a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors. I'm partial to the pinks.... and I like the big bees.... from afar.