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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kickoff of Spring



This past week was the first day of Spring. Hurray! While much of the country is still suffering from cold weather, snow, and the like, we are getting flowers, blooming trees and breaks of sunshine. I visited the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in SE Portland over the weekend to take in the foliage and fresh air. While there were some early bloomers, I will have return once the rhodys are in full swing ;)

Shared On:
Our World Tuesday
Tones on Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
Communal Global
Nature Notes 
ABC Wednesday

22 comments:

  1. We here on the West Coast are lucky to not be in that terrible cold and snow. We're always ahead of most of the rest of the countries (USA & Canada) in having a first taste of Spring! It's glorious, isn't it?

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  2. I am ready for Spring!! lovely shot.

    K is for...

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  3. Spring is KOMING, I KNOW it is!

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  4. That's a pretty marvelous kickoff!

    Happy Tuesday. ☺

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  5. Spring is here! Yippee! Though as I write this, I see snowflakes galore. Oh well...Mama Nature is just brushing off a little dandruff. ;)

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  6. oh how wonderful! Today I got to walk on the beach in the warmth but the trees are nowhere near ready to leaf-out. They haven't even started blossoming yet.

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  7. Thank you for sharing! I miss Oregon during this month....early spring there is SO beautiful.

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  8. oregon is beautiful. we've been planning for years to go visit again.

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  9. YEY so happy to meet Spring finally !
    Beautiful colors ! Well done !

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  10. What a pretty scene! The pond is beautiful, love the coots too!

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  11. Beautiful photo and great post for K ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  12. Beautiful shot!

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  13. Beautiful colours! We still have just greys and browns.

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  14. Oh yes..this is beautiful..Michelle from Nature Notes..

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  15. Beautiful scene!
    Spring is kicking off in slow motion here.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  16. It's funny to see my Easter egg wreath on the front door and snow on the ground. I'm in the spring spirit however.
    Ann

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  17. wow, gorgeous colors! after months and months of white, here comes spring, yay! can't wait to see more.

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  18. I spent many lunch hours in that park. I am assuming it is still to early for the rhododendrons?

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  19. So beautiful!

    Korean Friends

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  20. Such a fantastic place. You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place

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  21. Looks like a very relaxing place. Beautiful!

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