Indian Rhubarb (Darmera peltata) flower cluster

Indian Rhubarb (Darmera peltata) Profile View

Indian Rhubarb is highly photogenic in nearly all the stages of its career, from its periscope-like infancy to the enormous leaves that appear after it blooms, but the flowers are still the highlight. The tendency of its long, slender stems to wiggle in the surrounding river current makes it a challenge to photograph, but it's the sort of thing we should bear with a healthy the-journey-is-the-reward spirit, knowing that one day I'll finally get a real gobsmacker of a photo of Indian Rhubarb in bloom and will post it here with no regrets except that I'll need to rewrite this paragraph. Or, perhaps better for everyone, delete it altogether.

Indian Rhubarb (Darmera peltata) flower cluster bottom-up view

Indian Rhubarb (Darmera peltata) Bottom-Up View

These Photos:  Along the Lewis Creek trail, mid May