Friday, February 10, 2006

Speaking of Botany



While much of the nation is still locked in winter, we are already moving onwards towards spring in Oregon. I took this picture of some crocuses growing in our back yard. The daffodils are not far behind. After nearly a month and a half of straight rain (with a couple of extremely minor breaks), a few days of sunshine is downright rejuvenating even with the brisk east winds gusting up around 30 - 40 mph (~50 - 65 kph) at times.

Sounds like a good weekend for heading to the Pacific Ocean or at least close to it.

Even so, it doesn't hurt to remember that the rain nurtures its own beauty...



This was taken in the middle of the rainy spell at Lower Macleay Park in Portland.

6 comments:

The Moody Minstrel said...

Nice pics! I think this site needed a little brightening up.

Pandabonium said...

Those are beautiful. I'm looking forward to finer weather on the other side of North Pacific - the sooner the better.

Chekov said...

Botany Bay...

Botany Bay??!?

Oh, no!!!!

Seymour said...

Its supposed to get freakin cold here in Western Or. by the end of the week. Time to bring my fushias indoors again!

DewKid said...

Where's the nasaly voice? I expect the nasaly voice when I'm looking at flowers.

awwknxid - A strange sort of bird with a long beak, and gangly legs.

The Colorman said...

[nasal voice]
He hasn't renewed his nasally voice license yet.

Owwwwwwww....
[/nasal voice]