|Portland: Flowering trees, but note the gray sky.|
|Colorado, with a snowstorm coming.|
Portland was richly green, chilly and drizzling.
The cool rain didn't stop the plants from being spectacular!
|Pieris japonica, Japanese andromeda|
A record wet winter, just ending, had Portland's lawns emerald green. The roses here, in Portland's famous rose garden, were just expanding their first leaves (below).Around the rose garden were earlier-blooming flowers, such as this hellebore (Helleborus sp., buttercup family, Ranunculaceae--or hellebore family, Helleboraceae, depending on the expert you read):
|Roses will new, wet leaves|
Rain gave everything intense color:
|In Portland's Japanese Garden, the light rain made rich colors.|
Not all the plants agreed it was spring. This lovely-shaped tree had neither leaves nor flowers yet.
Wherever people let them, the trees in Portland grew tall!
Three more flower pictures, just because, since spring was not nearly so far along in northern Colorado, I enjoyed them so much:
If spring is this far along where you are, enjoy it! If not, well, it is coming.
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