Washington - 'The Evergreen State' : capital city - Olympia. Admission to Union - November The flower is the Pink Rhododendron, the tree is Western Hemlock. The state bird is the Willow Goldfinch. State named after George Washington.
The golden season before the trees relinquish their leaves is a short but glorious one. And one of the best ways to experience autumn's fiery plumage is on the saddle of a bike, while the crisp breeze whispers by and the blond sunlight glances down.