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A couple of weeks ago a few friends and I went to Sauvie Island. It was a chilly wet morning on the island, but we still had a blast. We had the chance to feed some lambs on a friends farm and witnessed the first signs of spring.

The island is predominantly farmland and a wildlife refuge. It’s a popular place for picking pumpkins and berries, as well as hunting geese and kayaking.

I am in love with these winter blooming Hellebores.

According to Wikipedia, Sauvie Island is the largest island along the Columbia River. Almost 26,000 acres, it is one of the largest river islands in the United States. The land area is 84.82 km² (32.75 sq mi, or 20,959 acres), which is larger than Manhattan.


Images via 97 Sullivan