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Friday, May 7, 2010

A Mt Hood of a past May

Because of the lousy weather lately, I have not ventured outside for any interesting photos. This weekend is different. The weather is nice today and its supposed to last through the weekend. I am going on a hike up on Mt Hood, and will be sure to get a picture of the unusual snow levels that are still accumulating up there. Today, however, I am dipping into my archive pictures for my post. This was taken in May of 2007, and as you can see, there were bare patches already on the mountain. This is NOT the case this year. Next week I will post pictures from my hike, including a recent Hood pic so you can see the comparison!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Overnight Frost Advisory

Yes, folks, you read that correctly. We had a FROST ADVISORY last night in the Portland metro area! People were in a slight panic (including myself!), concerned about our newly planted gardens. I went straight home and covered my raised beds with tarps to protect the new plants I had just planted last weekend, when it was sunny and warm and, you know, May-like! Forecasts show that things should be back to normal and temperatures raising to average going forward. Which is good, because outlying areas, such as Sandy or Welches, got actual snow yesterday and last night too! That will need to melt off! Crazy!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Colorful Duck


This duck caught my eye. Its colors were very subtle, but interesting and unique. I had to wait for him to float the right way and the sun to hit his feathers to see the green tint.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Palm Trees


The past few days here have been cold, windy, drizzly... the works. Im dreaming of warmer climates, where the palm trees are. Palm trees are non-existant here. Its way too chilly!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Imperfection

I saw the first calla lilies blooming this past weekend, and it reminded me of this old picture I took years ago. I always wondered if the spider used the little hole in the otherwise perfect flower as a door ;)