Sunday, May 03, 2009

A Walk in the Park

Ladybug and I took a walk in Portland's Washington Park and Hoyt Arboretum last weekend. It was a wonderful time of year for flowers. The cherries were late in the blooming cycle but the late bloomers were as beautiful as the early ones. I took the revived camera with me. Click the pictures for a closer look.


This overlook shows a view of Portland to the northeast (away from downtown).


A delightful bunch of mushrooms grows around this plant.


Some nice, thick cherry blossoms.


This is a variety of currant growing near the Hoyt Arboretum visitor's center.



This was labelled as Silver Manzanita.


A trillium in the early white stage.


A slightly blurry picture of several trillium (trillia?) that shows the progression from white to deep pink over time.

11 comments:

ladybug said...

Awesome! I want to check out the fairy lanterns soon...(we saw them budding out on our walk). We've had some really nice days...love to see what else they got up there..

Dave said...

I guess I need to retire my digital camera. I can't find decent bateries for it anymore, and as they cost 60 dollars a set, its not likely I will replace them ever again.

Good work on the photos. If you remember my dad, has also has a keen interest in flower pictures.

Don Snabulus said...

LB,

Sounds like a plan.

Dave,

Ritz Camera is having a going out of business sale. I was able to get a fairly expensive battery for $15 there. If you have one nearby, it is worth a shot.

I'd forgotten about your Dad's interest in this stuff. I hope he is still doing some of it.

Pandabonium said...

Just beautiful pictures. Looks like quite a park with some wonderful views. I really like the silverleaf manzanita.

The Moody Minstrel said...

I don't think I ever visited the Hoyt Arboretum. Those are nice pics! Our own cherry blossom season is pretty much done with, so it's nice to get a bit of a refresher.

I also appreciate the trillia. ;-)

Arkonbey said...

beautiful. I sort of miss deciduous rainforest-type fauna.

We've got a few east coast trillium and some Trout Lillies growing in our woods.

verification word: ressl: what Hlk Hogun and Undray th Gyunt did.

Dave said...

While walking in the park one day,
In the merry merry month of May,
I was taken by suprise,
By a pair of goulish eyes...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk!!!!!

DewKid said...

You should pick those Trillia, and send some to Moody.

===

Suddenly, a police officer from a nondescript district appears out of nowhere:

"Excuse me, are you the Moody Minstrel? Yes? Did you just pick those trillium? You did?"

Ktktktktktktktktktktktktktk

DewKid said...

(Sorry - I forgot to issue an "Inside-Joke Alert!")

Some masochist said...

Blue goulish eyes teardrops are falling from your goulish eyes
Please please don't cry, this is just adios and not good-bye
Soon I'll return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold
Please say "Si Si" say you and your Goulish eyes will wait for me

Don Snabulus said...

PB,

Coming from a published photographer, I appreciate that.

MM,

If you went on our epic 23 mile boy scout day hike through Forest Park on that 90F day (which I believe you did), you walked through part of it during the first couple miles.

Ark,

I should hunt some eastern trillium on my next spring Philly visit for work. I didn't have time on the visit I just came from.

Dave,

Creepy, but plausible.

DK,

Watch out for a cabbage floating in the air.

Maso,

I got a weird Pablo Neruda feeling reading that.

Word verification: whonse - as in "whonse whupon a twhime."