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from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond




Friday, February 14, 2014

First Flower!!!!!


Ohhh! You cannot imagine my enthusiasm when I spotted this tiny crocus bud two weekends ago. I did not have my camera with me, but made sure to come back the very next day to make sure I took a photo of it. I am glad I did, because I imagine with the ice and snow, it was all but trampled to death :(

I went and checked my archives. My first flower post of the same crocus plant last year, which is always my first sign of spring to come, was not until March 1st. We are ahead of schedule compared to then, despite this past weekend frigid temperatures. Cold weather is the worst! Is it spring yet?!?!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Elowah Falls


I am taking a short break from the ice and snow photos to post this, which I took two weekends ago, before everything got all "wintery". This is another view of Elowah Falls. From this vantage point you can see the wall of mist that blows towards the footbridge. You must walk through this in order to reach the bridge, and it leaves you pretty much soaking wet. So worth it, because the views from the bridge itself and below are amazing.


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Frozen Rose Hips


I have another ice storm photo to share today. As I mentioned yesterday, we had a few inches of freezing rain fall overnight on Sunday, and I went out with my camera to capture some of the beauty. I loved the color pop that these old rose hips provided in the otherwise mainly white surroundings.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Ice Storm Aftermath


An ice storm hit the Portland Metro area last night, covering everything in freezing rain. I woke up early this morning to beat any thaw and very cautiously walked around my neighborhood. Nothing makes the ordinary and mundane look more beautiful than a coating of ice!

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