Ocean Spray is common in the Pacific Northwest, but perfect fresh blooms, like these, are rare. One day they bloom, thousands of tiny, feathery white flowers in each "spray". In one, or maybe two days, they have faded to a creamy brown and they hang on that way for a week or more. But the first, pure white bloom is fleeting.
We arrived at Sucia on June 21, and celebrated the beginning of summer with a long walk through the woods where we found Ocean Spray at its best. We lingered at Sucia for five days of brilliant sun and warm temperatures - and watched all the Ocean Spray fade to brown. A perfect marker for the transition into full summer.