Sorry for the delay, so much to get done this time of year. I’ll have a lot of interesting SF architecture next time, but this post wraps up the series from my spring visit to Portland. The land is so full of plants, covering everything, it is hard to relate with our amber hill and country sides.
The base of this tree right when I got off the train in town shows what I mean, just covered in moss
And here more clearly, the trees and vines went on and on
This was an interesting moss or lichen in a very old tree
And that tree was an apple tree! These probably still aren’t ready for eating, maybe in another month or two
The maple trees out there were quite pretty
And then I came across this spectacular variegated (partially lacking pigmentation) maple. I’ve never seen these anywhere, so it was a good surprise.
The azaleas up there were more bountifully flowering than any I’ve seen before, so fecund
This purple passion flower was a surprise, I didn’t think the vine could grow this far north
This purple columbine was just outstanding with its veins
Not sure what this one is called
The dogwoods were in bloom; lovely, no?
This bee was all drunk and just sitting there for me to photograph
Thimbleberries are like raspberries later in the year, these young ones were enticing
I think this was a geranium, I don’t think my screen processes the shade of blue right, does it look neon to you?
The rose garden was outstanding, so many varieties they test here, I think the miniature ones are my favorites
Some are more like vines
They were just starting their bloom
And many didn’t have an open flower yet
These thorns are a bit scary, no?
Rose + Fern
A few sunset roses were opening
The veins on the petals, on my
Sunset open and fading
Yellow dripping in dew
At the end of the day, we saw some very cute ducks hanging out around the garden
Portland is a beautiful place, I highly recommend a visit!