Update. Mom emailed to ask why the oak was felled. I reviewed my pictures, including one I took the morning after the first picture, which clearly shows the oak as severely damaged. In fact, even the first picture shows the damage.
We like to visit the rhododendron garden in spring. Last year, we visited mid-April.1 This year, with unseasonably warm weather, trees have started blooming here in Hillsboro. As the garden doesn’t charge admission until the first of March, today seemed a good day to visit.
Although there were not many rhododendron blooms, the garden was still beautiful. I took a few pictures, but this was the only one worthy of sharing. Suzi took pictures, too, and ended up with many more to share. Jamison is showing her how to post them on Facebook and Instagram.
Mousse also enjoyed the visi–squirrel!!
I guess we’ll have to go twice this year. ;-)
- And got rained on! ↩
Springlike weather has awakened the croci.
Riding home through Dawson Creek Park, I stopped to admire some clouds.
This picture is currently my desktop image, blog background, and Facebook and Twitter header images.
After taking the picture of the oak tree, I left my camera hanging on its strap around my neck as a continued biking home. Wouldn’t you know, I had to stop for a red light. So I did what I normally do with my camera: take a picture of a pole.
I returned to the oak today.
During lunch, I have been biking over to inspect the construction on Brookwood Parkway and NW Huffman Street.1 There is a new industrial park going in north of Huffman and Brookwood is being widened to include more lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Just this week, all the trees along the sides and in the median were removed.
This pole at the east end of Huffman attracted my attention. More specifically, the weights on the right side that direct the connections between the lines. I don’t think I’ve seen weights used like this before, so I will start looking for other poles using them.2
Bicycling home from work this evening, I watched the clouds over my shoulder. At the old oak tree across from the airport, I stopped to take a picture.
It would appear that Punxsutawney Phil is wrong this year. I mowed my lawn yesterday … in shorts! Today, the weather continues its blue streak.
I took an early morning flight from PDX to SMF this morning. As usual, I sat by the window and took pictures. These are my favorites.