The things that turn up at my door on a rainy day…

A little boy on a mission.

An earthworm rescued from the sidewalk and the odd request to keep it as a pet.

A bee pummeled by the hail and rain.

Wonder what’s coming next!

These may not be technically the best photographs, but sometimes I just want to bottle up some moments for posterity.

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Love this place I call home! Portland. Oregon.

True, the dragging winter gloom in Portland makes you want to hibernate under a warm blanket or even contemplate fleeing to sunnier lands.  But come spring, and nature skips the yawns and screams LIFE with its bursting blossoms and breathtaking blue skies painted with a stray wisp of cloud teasing the sun.  Memories of dreary cold months are easily erased by the glorious summers we have here, in Oregon.  Welcome Spring! Once again, you’ve convinced us to stay. 🙂Cherry blossoms in springtime. Portland, Oregon spring-cherryblossom-portland5

Cherry blossoms blooming in my backyard.
Cherry blossoms beckoning Spring

What are some of your favorite places to enjoy spring time in Portland, Oregon? Would love to know!